St. Mary’s Central High School is saying goodbye to the old and hello to the new.
It’s an exciting time in the history of the Saints. They celebrated their last varsity homecoming game in the gym.
“This was the largest gym in 1951 in the state. It won’t be the largest up there but we hope it will be nice,” said Gerald Vetter, President of Light of Christ Catholic Schools.
The stands were filled with alumni, students, staff and more. Showing off their school pride.
Even volunteers at the concession stands say its bittersweet.
“We have good memories. We have been doing this for 22 years. Every basketball game, every football game. My wife does a lot of baseball and soccer stuff. We have been volunteers here. Our kids went to school here. So, we stay here because it keeps us young,” said Vernon Leblanc, Volunteer.
This gym has been around for seven decades. So many memories were made over the years both inside and outside of the gym.
Due to population growth and lack of space, it was time for a move.
“Catholic education is changing so much. It is evolutionary and to see what these kids get to have both from young to postgraduate degree to the University of Mary. Our community is highly blessed,” said Angela Plante, Parent.
From here, it’ll be a whole new ball game. St. Mary’s Academy, which is the middle school, will take over this building and this gym.
But it will forever be home to the Saints.
The new high school will open in August.