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Sewickley

Academy plans celebration for new Events Center

| Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, 12:45 a.m.

Sewickley Academy will celebrate the opening of its new Events Center and Means Alumni Gym on Nov. 22, school leaders announced Tuesday.

The new center boasts LEED certification and “serves as the centerpiece for out commitment to community,” spokeswoman Brittnea Turner said in a release.

The private Edgeworth school serves students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade on Academy Avenue.

“It is important that our community can assemble under one roof,” Turner said in a release. “This new indoor space allows just that – a place where students, parents, faculty, staff, and alumni can all gather together to celebrate important student milestones and Sewickley Academy traditions such as graduation, Founders' Day, and our annual Day of Service. In addition, the building features flexible spaces that can be used for class meetings, special events, athletic competitions, training, testing, and more, making the facility a vital community hub.”

The construction was part of the second phase of the academy's long-range master plan to update the campus.

School officials previously said the center would cost $11.5 million.

Additions to the center include an NCAA-regulation-sized basketball court; separate locker rooms for middle school and senior school boys and girls; indoor individualized areas for baseball, softball, boys and girls lacrosse and golf; and expanded space for gym classes.

Bobby Cherry is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at rcherry@tribweb.com.

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