New Model High dedication
New Model High dedication ceremony set for Sunday
Posted on 08/05/2010
The opening of a new school is always exciting for the students, parents and faculty of the school. A new high school is extra special and cause for a community celebration because the school will impact not only the children currently enrolled but all children in the community who will one day walk the halls. Such a community celebration will take place for the Model and Johnson communities this Sunday as the new Model High School facility dedication ceremony will be held beginning at 2:00 p.m. in front of the new school at 3252 Calhoun Highway. The celebration will begin with the Model High band playing to welcome the community to the celebration. The ceremonial ribbon cutting will take place and those gathered will be welcomed into the new facility’s atrium for the dedication ceremony. 

The ceremony will feature a welcome from Dr. Glenn White, Model High principal and will feature speakers representing the community and the school system. Speakers will include: Dr. Lynn M. Plunkett, superintendent of Floyd County Schools; Teresa Lumsden, board chair; David Cox, board member representing the Model/Johnson communities; Dr. Bob Puckett, deputy superintendent of Floyd County Schools; Chris Tate, president of the Model/Johnson Foundation; and Aaron Carroll, parent and Model/Johnson team leader on the Citizens for Better Schools SPLOST campaign. The national anthem and entertainment will be provided by Timothy Reynolds, a senior at Model High. Reynolds participated in the Governors Honors Program this summer in violin. Rev. Dr. Harvey J. Palmer, III will present the invocation during the ceremony.

The Model faculty and students invite the entire community to the ceremony and for tours of the building. The beautiful new building will be open to the public for tours after the ceremony. Students and faculty will be stationed throughout the building to inform visitors about the various sections of the school and how the building will be used during the school day. “This is one of the most beautiful education facilities in North Georgia,” stated Glenn White, principal of Model High School. “On Sunday, we want to thank the community for providing our children with this wonderful facility and share our Model Blue Devil pride with all of Floyd County.”

The new Model High is a $28 million project approved as part of Education SPLOST III passed by local voters in 2009. The new school is a two-story, state of the art facility designed to handle the current student enrollment and provide room for growth in the future.