$58 Million Facility for Magnet School Program

$58 Million Facility for Magnet School Program

Newly-Renovated Baton Rouge High Draws 500 to Dedication Ceremonies

BATON ROUGE — The newly-restored and greatly-expanded Baton Rouge Magnet High School was formally dedicated in ceremonies Thursday, Aug. 23 on the steps in front of the historic school.  The $58 million project is the hallmark of the East Baton Rouge Parish school system.  Since becoming a magnet school in the 1970’s, the school has developed a national reputation for academic excellence.

The school’s principal, Nanette McCann, was honored as National Principal of the Year by Supt. Bernard Taylor.  Speakers included Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, Mayor-President Kip Holden, school board president Barbara Freiberg, and Supt. Taylor.  John Pasterek of WBRZ-TV served as Master of Ceremonies.

Many in the crowd were alumni who returned to the school to marvel at its return to glory.

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