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By LuAnn Schindler

Summerland School holds ribbon-cutting ceremony

"A big day in Summerland history"


October 28, 2021

LuAnn Schindler | SAM

Jewel of a school • Surrounded by past and present board members and administrators, Summerland Superintendent Kyle Finke hoists the ceremonial scissors in the air follwing Friday's ribbon-cutting.

While community members and students gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Friday, at Summerland School, it seemed only fitting that background music for the event was supplied by a combine spilling golden kernels of corn into a semi-trailer.

The completion of the school is the culmination of a decades-long attempt to consolidate the three schools into one, including multiple feasibility studies, straw votes by community members and varying district alliances. For different reasons, the proposed school failed to move forward.

Until 2019.

The new cornfield school, located at the intersecti...

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