Sterling HS stakeholders sign beam to celebrate construction phase

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Sterling High School students, staff and community members had the opportunity to sign a steel beam today that will be used in the construction of their new school. The new $72.3 million building project, which is part of HISD’s current bond program, is being built behind the existing facility, which will be demolished once construction is complete.

The new three-story building is making great progress and can now easily be seen over the top of the current school.

“Our community is ecstatic; the building’s going up fast,” said the Rev. A.L. Hickman, community representative on the school’s Project Advisory Team. “I know people who go out of their way to drive by here every day just to see the progress that’s been made.”

After the beam-signing, which was held in front of the current school, workers transported it to the construction site, where they will soon install it in the new building.