Ground broken on new Unity Christian HS

A rendering of the new Unity Christian High School in Hudsonville. (May 20, 2014)
A rendering of the new Unity Christian High School in Hudsonville. (May 20, 2014)

HUDSONVILLE, Mich. (WOOD) — Construction is underway on a new Unity Christian High School in Hudsonville.

A groundbreaking ceremony for the new $23 million, 118,000-square-foot school was held Tuesday afternoon.

The site of the new Unity Christian High School in Hudsonville. (May 20, 2014)
(The site of the new Unity Christian High School in Hudsonville. May 20, 2014)

Among those who took part in the groundbreaking was Dale Sall, a member of Unity’s Class of 1954 — the first class to graduate in the original high school. He used the same shovel his father used to break ground on his school more than 60 years ago.

“We had just a small little school building,” Sall said. “It was brand new, but it was exciting for us getting started. This looks mammoth. This looks very exciting. It’s created for the future, and for our generations to follow us.”

Though Tuesday was the official groundbreaking ceremony, work began on the site late last month.

School officials hope to have the new school open in time for the 2015 school year.

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