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Groundbreaking at East Middle School in Westminster | PHOTOS

An artist's rendering shows the planned East Middle School building during a groundbreaking ceremony in Westminster Wednesday.
(Dylan Slagle/Carroll County Times)

Groundbreaking at East Middle School in Westminster | PHOTOS

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Groundbreaking at East Middle School in Westminster to kick off the construction of the new building, Wednesday December 1, 2021.
Groundbreaking at East Middle School
Carroll County Public Schools superintendent Steven Lockard speaks during a groundbreaking ceremony for the new East Middle School building which will replace the 85 year old former Westminster High School building that currently houses East Middle's nearly 800 students.
Carroll County Public Schools superintendent Steven Lockard speaks during a groundbreaking ceremony for the new East Middle School building which will replace the 85 year old former Westminster High School building that currently houses East Middle's nearly 800 students. (Dylan Slagle/Carroll County Times)
Groundbreaking at East Middle School
East Middle School principal James Carver, center, talks about the location of the new school building with Board of Education member Marsha Herbert, right, as SGA president, eighth grader Brody Lockwood, left, looks on during a groundbreaking ceremony for the new East Middle School building which will replace the 85 year old former Westminster High School building that currently houses East Middle's nearly 800 students.
East Middle School principal James Carver, center, talks about the location of the new school building with Board of Education member Marsha Herbert, right, as SGA president, eighth grader Brody Lockwood, left, looks on during a groundbreaking ceremony for the new East Middle School building which will replace the 85 year old former Westminster High School building that currently houses East Middle's nearly 800 students. (Dylan Slagle/Carroll County Times)
Groundbreaking at East Middle School
East Middle School principal James Carver, right, talks about the location of the new school building with, from left, Ann Gilbert, Tara Battaglia, and Caroline Babylon before a groundbreaking ceremony for the new East Middle School building which will replace the 85 year old former Westminster High School building that currently houses East Middle's nearly 800 students.
East Middle School principal James Carver, right, talks about the location of the new school building with, from left, Ann Gilbert, Tara Battaglia, and Caroline Babylon before a groundbreaking ceremony for the new East Middle School building which will replace the 85 year old former Westminster High School building that currently houses East Middle's nearly 800 students. (Dylan Slagle)
Groundbreaking at East Middle School
There are plans to keep some of the features of the 85-year old East Middle School building, like the sun dial donated by the Westminster High School class of 1941, when the new East Middle School is built.
There are plans to keep some of the features of the 85-year old East Middle School building, like the sun dial donated by the Westminster High School class of 1941, when the new East Middle School is built. (Dylan Slagle)
Groundbreaking at East Middle School
A 22-year old handprint is seen in dust on an seat in the former auditorium as East Middle School principal James Carver leads guests on a tour of the 85-year old East Middle School building following a groundbreaking ceremony for the new East Middle School in Westminster Wednesday.
A 22-year old handprint is seen in dust on an seat in the former auditorium as East Middle School principal James Carver leads guests on a tour of the 85-year old East Middle School building following a groundbreaking ceremony for the new East Middle School in Westminster Wednesday. (Dylan Slagle/Carroll County Times)
Groundbreaking at East Middle School
Guests, including Caroline Babylon, left, and Westminster City Council member Ann Gilbert look what remains of the old Westminster High School auditorium as East Middle School principal James Carver leads guests on a tour of the 85-year old East Middle School building following a groundbreaking ceremony for its replacement in Westminster Wednesday.
Guests, including Caroline Babylon, left, and Westminster City Council member Ann Gilbert look what remains of the old Westminster High School auditorium as East Middle School principal James Carver leads guests on a tour of the 85-year old East Middle School building following a groundbreaking ceremony for its replacement in Westminster Wednesday. (Dylan Slagle/Carroll County Times)
Groundbreaking at East Middle School
East Middle School principal James Carver leads guests on a tour of the 85-year old East Middle School building following a groundbreaking ceremony for the new East Middle School in Westminster Wednesday.
East Middle School principal James Carver leads guests on a tour of the 85-year old East Middle School building following a groundbreaking ceremony for the new East Middle School in Westminster Wednesday. (Dylan Slagle/Carroll County Times)
Groundbreaking at East Middle School
East Middle School principal James Carver shows off the cafeteria, which was once used as the building's fallout shelter, as he leads guests on a tour of the 85-year old East Middle School building following a groundbreaking ceremony for its replacement in Westminster Wednesday.
East Middle School principal James Carver shows off the cafeteria, which was once used as the building's fallout shelter, as he leads guests on a tour of the 85-year old East Middle School building following a groundbreaking ceremony for its replacement in Westminster Wednesday. (Dylan Slagle)
Groundbreaking at East Middle School
An artist's rendering shows the planned East Middle School building during a groundbreaking ceremony in Westminster Wednesday.
An artist's rendering shows the planned East Middle School building during a groundbreaking ceremony in Westminster Wednesday. (Dylan Slagle/Carroll County Times)
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Grading work has already begun on the new East Middle School building which will replace the 85 year old former Westminster High School building that currently houses East Middle's nearly 800 students.
Grading work has already begun on the new East Middle School building which will replace the 85 year old former Westminster High School building that currently houses East Middle's nearly 800 students. (Dylan Slagle/Carroll County Times)
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