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BHS to host dedication ceremony
Brunswick High School will throw open its doors to show the public what students and teachers have seen in the new building since it opened for the second semester of the school year on Jan. 8.

The Glynn County School System will hold a public dedication ceremony at the school at 3885 Altama Ave., Brunswick, at 10 a.m. Friday.

An open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday will be an opportunity for the public to tour the facility.

The dedication ceremony will include a welcome address by Edith Smoak, a former Brunswick High School teacher who was state Teacher of the Year in 1976. Superintendent Howard Mann will speak on behalf of the school system.

Remarks also will be made by Catina Tindall, chair of the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce, and Brunswick High Principal Toriano Gilbert.

A ribbon cutting will be led by several former principals.

The open house Saturday will be a chance for the public to see inside the school.

Jim Weidhass, school system spokesman, said the new high school is a product of the 1 percent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.

"A school system is part of the community, especially with a beautiful facility like this that was a (sales tax) project," Weidhaas said. "It's a community project, not a school system project.

"We would love to have people come out and see it because we're very proud of it and know anyone who gets in there will feel the same way."

The former Brunswick High School building, behind the new one, facing Habersham Street, will be razed, except for a gymnasium and field house. Those will be used as practice facilities.

The new building also has a gymnasium.

* Reporter Sarah Lundgren writes about education and other local topics. Contact her at, on Facebook or at 265-8320, ext. 322.

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