DHS holds library ribbon cutting

Greg Fischer Editor-in-chief
City leaders gather to cut the ribbon for new DHS library.

Donaldsonville High School revealed a brand new addition to the campus on Tuesday, August 1, a gorgeous new $1.5 million library.

The state-of-the-art library is 5,140 square-feet and full of light. Architect Sit Wong with Domain Architecture in Baton Rouge said the light was something they considered when building. He added that Domain has been working with Ascension Public Schools for many years. Architect Mike Buturla was also present.

Contractor John Blount was also present. Leader of the planning and construction team Chad Lynch was recognized.

Superintendent David Alexander welcomed everyone who attended. Attendees included Donaldsonville Mayor Leroy Sullivan and members of the city council. State Senator Ed Price was also there. DHS Color Guard opened the ceremony and the DHS Cheerleaders performed.

School Board member Robyn Delaney, along with Alexander and Principal Marvin Evans held the scissors to make the official gesture.

Evans said the new computer lab is the best thing about the new facility. Electrical improvements and wifi upgrades were included in the project. Librarian Kim Guidry said that she is happy with the new study rooms available for students who need a quiet space.