Officials cut ribbon at Lexington's newest high school

Published: Aug. 7, 2017 at 12:19 PM EDT
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Construction is complete at Lexington's newest school.

A large crowd came out on Monday morning for a ribbon cutting ceremony at Frederick Douglass High School.

Frederick Douglass is the first new high school in Fayette County since Paul Lawrence Dunbar opened its doors back in 1990. It's a milestone a Superintendent Manny Caulk does not take lightly.

"We are really excited, and I told the staff last week that not only are you making history, you are living history, and it's an honor to do that," Caulk commented. "Very rarely do you get the chance to start a new school; in my career that spans over two decades, I've gotten one opportunity to capture that 'unicorn.' This is their opportunity, and it's significant for students and families in Fayette County."

The new high school has a lot to show off with two gyms, an auditorium, an art room and art studio, as well as a social stair dining area.

Classes start on August 16th.

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