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Bismarck's New High School

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One year ago Bismarck voters approved a bond to build two new elementary schools and a new high school in the district.

Construction is well underway at the two elementary schools and today ground is broken for the new high school.

"Yeah it's pretty cool," Superintendent Tamara Uselman said.

It's been nearly 40 years since a new high school has been built in Bismarck.

But soon these 66 acres of land in the northeast part of town, will be home to Bismarck's newest school, Legacy high school.

"When you see dirt moving now it's exciting, you see the machinery up here, the dirt moving, you see students being involved with it, it's real now," Legacy Principal Tom Schmidt said.

"You know it truly takes a whale of a team from community to students, families the city of Bismarck," Uselman said.

But it isn't just staff members who are excited about the new Legacy high school, in fact members of the first graduating class of Legacy participated in the groundbreaking.

"It's such an honor and pictures of us will still be up in the school years from now and to just be able to say that we're the first graduating class," Legacy Freshman Naomi Gross said.

Uselman says with two new elementary schools and now a new high school being built in Bismarck, it's exciting to see the district grow.

"On the weekends I like to drive around and watch the patterns of growth to see how much has changed, and it used to panic me because we have all these people coming in and no room and now it's more joyful to see because we know we have space for these kids," Uselman said.

Legacy students currently attend the Career Academy on the Bismarck State College Campus, but they're excited to have a brand new school of their own.

"I think it's going to be a real privilege to get brand new things and it's just going to be top notch," Gross said.

Construction is expected to be complete by fall of 2015.

Bismarck high school is the oldest of the high schools in the district, it was built in the 1930's.

Century high school was built and established in 1975.

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