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Future Brewer School Marks Milestone 

A milestone and construction tradition was marked Thursday at the future Brewer Pre-K through eighth grade school.Meghan Hayward was there.”Whenever we put the last and highest steel beam into a building, we like to commemorate that milestone by a thing called topping off, and basically what that means is we take some personal ownership of what we do here.”” And I need you to put your name right there ok.”Some future students of the school got to sign their name on the final beam before it was lifted.” Manny, well done Manny, clapping.”Those building the school say it was important to include the kids.”Who better to bring into the process and have them create memories and have this be remembered forever and also learn a little bit about the process. This is just the beginning for these kids.”The kids were pretty impressed.”It’s really big and it’s cool right now and when it’s built it might be even better.””It was awesome. I’ll remember this forever.”Brewer Superintendent Daniel Lee says he’ll remember the day too.”I really think it marks a very important occasion. We’re done with the structural work. We’re going to begin now with the interior and finishing up the masonry work. We’re very close to closing up two sections of the building so it’s very exciting. This is a momentous occasion.”The nearly 32 million dollar project will be the largest Pre-K through eighth grade school in the state.”It is designed to hold 1,500 students if needed. There’s going to be a 500 seat auditorium for shows and plays. There’s also going to be a full regulation size gymnasium, a cafeteria that can seat 500 people at a time.”Construction is due to be completed in June of 2011.