TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

New Armstrong Junior-Senior High School to vote on final name, mascot

Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, 3:15 p.m.
 

The Armstrong Junior-Senior High School Riverhawks could take flight on Monday, depending on a final vote from the Armstrong School Board at its monthly meeting.

The board plans to assign the name and mascot to the district's new junior-senior high school building, which is scheduled to open in Manor Township, off of Buffington Drive, prior to the 2015-16 school year.

Kittanning High School principal Jim Rummel said the name was a result of an online survey, conducted by district officials. A total of 353 residents responded to the survey, he said.

“We weren't suprised by our turnout because this building and process has been very important to our entire community,” Rummel said. “We also made sure the students had input in the entire process, by asking for their suggestions during the last school year.”

The survey's school name suggestions included Greater Armstrong, Armstrong Central and Fort Armstrong, he said.

Aside from the Riverhawks, the mascot nominations included the Eagles, the Fighting Hawks and the Miners, Rummel added.

The new school, which officials hope to complete in June 2015, comes with a $55 million price tag, and will house approximately 1,775 students in grades seven through 12 from the Kittanning and Ford City areas.

The school name comes just a week before construction crews plan to begin pouring the building's foundation, according to Roshelle Fennel of Reynolds Construction Management.

Once the foundation is poured, Fennel said contractors will begin installing plumbing and electrical systems.

“We're about 90 percent done on filling in the ground and installing utilities and stormwater management systems,” she said. “Despite the rain, the entire project is about seven weeks ahead of schedule.”

Brad Pedersen is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-543-1303, ext. 1337, or bpedersen@tribweb.com.

 

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Armstrong

  1. Late afternoon fire destroys Manor home
  2. Mayflies making Ford City roads slick for drivers
  3. Judge rejects proposed sentence for Leechburg sex offender
  4. Ford City wrestles with $600K question
  5. Ford City Council’s police committee recommends eliminating department
  6. West Kittanning increases security around its dumpster
  7. Charges expected in Kittanning warehouse crash
  8. Rising patient numbers leads to hires at health center in Kittanning
  9. Lyme disease numbers spiking in Western Pennsylvania
  10. Annual Rural Valley festival kicks off Thursday
  11. Armstrong groups target childhood obesity with exercise
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.