Three long awaited science labs were celebrated in a prayer service Monday at Providence High School, officially capping off eight years of work on the $3.2-million project.
The state-of-the-art laboratories for chemistry, biology and physics classes were just an idea in 2004.
It was a lot of “planning, prodding and praying,” said Head of School Joe Sciuto.
Fundraising began in 2007, and by December 2011, construction broke ground.
Seeing the project from genesis to fruition was overwhelming for some, including Cathy Boucher, director of operations at Providence.
“I’ve watched it from the very beginning,” she said, her eyes welling up with tears. “Everybody worked so hard. It does our hearts so much good to see that these students can have a facility where they can learn and we can teach.”
The project was paid for by 444 donors whose names are permanently engraved outside the classrooms.
After the ceremony, Sciuto guided community members through the labs, pointing out new touch-screen computers at teacher desks.