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Classes start at new George Washington Carver High School

COLUMBUS, GA -

Monday was a big day for schools throughout Muscogee County as students flooded hallways for the first day of school.

Students at George Washington Carver High School finally got to attend their new multi-million dollar school.

"It is a God gift. I mean I really can't explain right now because I am happy," said junior Alexandria Rivers.

Rivers said she cannot wait to see what is ahead in the upcoming school year at the new facility. Demolition on the old school started in August of 2010 and just wrapped up this year.

River's mom, Necrystal Brown, is excited for all the new technology in the school like Netbooks for every student and Smart Boards and wireless Internet in each classroom.

"Having computer knowledge and being literate to all that technology has to offer. I'm very excited. It is something new for the students, and it is something that will be required in the years to come," said Brown.

Throughout Columbus on Monday, community leaders greeted kids as they got off the bus for the first day of school. At Carver High, City Council Member Bruce Huff and Congressman Sanford Bishop wished the students good luck.

"We have some of the best, the brightest, the most creative, and ingenious young people of anywhere in the world. This will give them the opportunity to get the tools that they need to be able to compete not just in Georgia or in America but in the global marketplace," said Bishop talking about the new school.

For Rivers, it is now time to concentrate on her education and enjoy the rest of her years in the multi-million dollar school.

"[I want] just a good education, and graduate. Start off with a new fresh good year," said Rivers.

School officials tell News Leader Nine a dedication ceremony of the new George Washington Carver High School will take place on September 1.

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