Students & Faculty Leave Mark On New Hampden Academy 

Folks in Hampden are getting excited about their brand new high school set to open in the fall of 2012.Students and faculty got their chance to leave a lasting mark on the new Hampden Academy. Groups of students were led to the construction site to sign a steel beam that will become a permanent part of the school.The student council from the Weatherbee Elementary School was invited to take part. They’re on pace to graduate from the school in 2018 and the kids were excited to be a part of history. “It’s kind of like being a part of the school,” says 5th grader Gabirelle Doucette. “We can always be a part of it even if we move somewhere else.”The new school will include a 900 seat performing arts center, modern science classrooms and a gymnasium.