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KCSD breaks ground for new NCHS
NCHS Groundbreaking
Dirt flies from 16 shovels as students and staff from North Central High School (NCHS) and other VIPs celebrate the official groundbreaking for the new NCHS, which is being rebuilt following a tornado that struck in January 2020. Participating are (from left) NCHS Senior Class President Katlyn Lyles, NCHS Student Body President Anna Catherine Garbade, NCHS Principal David Branham, School Trustee Todd McDonald, Trustee Mark Sury, Mark Hood of Hood Construction, Joe Pike of Pike-McFarland-Hall, Kershaw County Sheriff Lee Boan, Kershaw County Board of School Trustees Chairman James Smith, Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Shane Robbins, Trustee Kim DuRant, Trustee Autumn Furniss, S.C. State Sen. Penry Gustafson, Trustee Ron Blackmon, S.C. Department of Transportation Commission Vice Chairman Gene Branham, and Kershaw County Council Chairman Julian Burns.
Sixteen months after North Central High School (NCHS) was mostly destroyed by a tornado in January 2020, the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) broke ground on the new NCHS during a somewhat wet ceremony Monday. Although the entire school will not have to be rebuilt -- its wellness center and auditorium survived -- the rest of the campus is having to be replaced. Students have been using the former Applied Technology Education Campus, or ATEC, since the tornado struck late on a Saturday night.