Paul VI Catholic High School beams with pride

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Paul VI Catholic High School in Fairfax found another way to celebrate its westward move to Loudoun County by bringing part of the new building to the students May 11.

 

“We get the best of both worlds. We get a good amount of time here but we also get to experience the new school for one year so it’s pretty exciting.” Caroline McHugh

Students gathered on the front lawn of the Fairfax campus to sign a 14-foot beam for the new third floor academic wing. The beam was blessed by Paul VI Chaplain Father Stephen J. Schultz who sprinkled it with holy water and prayed for the continued success of the school’s transition with members of the Student Government Association.

 

Students were then treated to a “Beam Bash” on the front lawn hosted by the SGA, complete with nachos, ice cream and live music provided by the student-led Lunar Freefall band.

 

The class of 2021, this year’s freshmen, will get to see the beam again when they walk the halls of the new building as seniors when it opens in fall 2020.

 

Although it’s hard for them to imagine being seniors, freshmen Amanda Gore and Caroline McHugh are excited about the new campus and are enjoying the different events the school has organized to include students in the transition.

 

“This school definitely has a family feel to it,” said Gore. “They always want the community to be a part of the move and everybody to be a part of something.”

 

“We get the best of both worlds,” said McHugh. “We get a good amount of time here but we also get to experience the new school for one year so it’s pretty exciting.”

 

© Arlington Catholic Herald 2018