Courtesy of San Benito High School:
Saturday, Feb. 1 was the grand opening of San Benito High School’s new Science and Robotics Building, built by Blach Construction and paid for with voter-approved bond funding.
Completed in December after approximately 11 months under construction, the entirely customized two-story Science and Robotics Lab building stands tall at 27,000 square-feet of lab and classroom spaces, prep rooms, flex spaces and restrooms.
After the presentation of the colors by Hollister Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9242, Assemblyman Robert Rivas presented a certificate of recognition for SBHS to District Superintendent Dr. Shawn Tennenbaum and said “this is the best school in California.” Vanessa Gonzalez also presented a certificate of recognition on behalf of Senator Anna Caballero, followed by comments from Science Department Chair Mason Taylor, who said grand opening of the building was more than a celebration of the structure.
It’s about the “advancement of the science curriculum,” he said.
Board of Trustees President John Corrigan thanked the voters of San Benito County for their continued support of bond measures that have financed the construction of this and other academic buildings on campus and representatives from Blach Construction and QKA Architects addressed the partnerships with the district to build state-of-the-art facilities on time and under budget.
Teacher and Robotics Team advisor Thien Vu-Nguyen also expressed appreciation for the new facilities, which are already benefitting students.