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New State of the Art Carver High School Dedicated

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

The new George Washington Carver High school was packed Saturday with local and state officials, alumni, and several supporters for their dedication ceremony. The new school is described as the most technologically advanced school in the southeast.

"The future of our country rest in the hands of our young people; in the last century, we as a country have been able to lead an industrial revolution, put a man on the moon, and invent the internet because we had highly educated individuals with a desire to make America and the world a better place," Congressman Sanford Bishop, Jr. said.

Supporters filled the school's gymnasium, singing, chanting, and rejoicing over the new 240,000 square foot facility.

They say the new school will give children from Columbus a chance to compete globally.

"I know and I believe with every fiber in my body, that the new Google does not have to come from abroad, it can come right here from Columbus," Bishop said.

The 50 year old schools now boast math and science programs officials say will be taught by the best teachers Muscogee County has to offer.

Alumni from the class of 1976 tell News Leader 9, they have high hopes for the school's future. 

"I'm very emotional. It's not the school we went to but it's beautiful," said Janis Hudnall-Dudek.

"It's beautiful and I'm glad the young people get a new beginning and better opportunities than we had in the past; we all need that.  We need to move forward and have the best education possible for the future.  Like [Bishop] said, they're going to run our country," Robin Ley, said.

Board members say they want to give Carver High students the best education possible, each student will be issued a personal computer that they can use at home.

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