Among the officials taking part in a steel beam signing ceremony were Superintendent Dale Hansen, Assistant Superintendent Khushwinder Gill and school board trustees Matthew Balzarini and David Pombo.
According to Balzarini, the beam will be concealed once construction is complete, but he said the signing won’t be forgotten.
“Although it won’t be seen, to know that we literally made our mark on the site is amazing,” he said. “This is a neat idea.”
As part of a construction tradition, officials involved in a project are given the opportunity to put their signature on a steel beam that will eventually become a permanent part of the site.
The beam signing ceremony Wednesday was held inside the shell of the main gymnasium — so far, four concrete walls and a concrete slab.
“I’ve never done one before,” Hansen said, moments before he signed the beam. “It’s symbolic. It’s something I can tell my grandkids.”
Construction of the high school, located in the southern portion of the community on Mustang Boulevard, formerly Mascot Boulevard, began in July.
The $110 million school is slated to open in August 2014.
School leaders wanted the beam installed Wednesday, but Turner Construction officials overseeing the project nixed the idea because of high winds.
A large crane arriving Thursday, May 16, was expected to install the beam.
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