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5e261ad5059b3 All Leigh students pose behind the final beam before it is lifted into place.
A crane hoists the final beam into place for the new school structure.
Senior Lexi Schroeder, along with school board members Kamin Held and Jill Becher sign the beam.
Juniors Madisyn Pelan and Cassidy Hoffman sign their name on the final beam.
All Leigh students pose behind the final beam before it is lifted into place.

Hausmann Construction Hosts “Topping Out Ceremony” For Students

As the new year rolled around, the busy construction work continued at the new Leigh High School. On Friday, January 10, Leigh Community Schools had a “topping out” ceremony at the new high school. 


The topping out ceremony was a way for the students and faculty to celebrate the growth and good future of the new Leigh High School. 


All the students and staff from the elementary and high school were on hand to sign the last beam to put up on the structure. On top of the beam was a Christmas tree and a flag for a hopeful future for Leigh Schools. Even some school board members were on hand to watch the construction crew put the last beam in place on the building. 


Superintendent Mrs. Petersen said, “The topping out ceremony celebrates moving forward with our new high school. Although it was very cold, it was fun to have the whole school involved in placing the beam on our new building!”


Hausmann Construction worker Nathan Thege said, “The topping out ceremony is the last beam that we have to put up the structure. We painted the beam, and then put a Christmas tree and flag on the beam for good luck.”


The Hausmann Construction Crew hopes to substantially complete the school by the fall of 2020.


Freshmen Zoey VanDyke said, “I'm really excited to see how the new school looks when it is finished, and I'm thrilled to be spending the rest of my school career in a new building. My class will be one of the very first high school classes in that building, which is really incredible. I can't wait to see how the rest of my school years go in the new building.”


With students, staff, and community members excited to move into the new building, we wish Leigh Community Schools the best moving forward into the new high school!


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