The Emerald of Dublin phase 1 is underway!
About the ground breaking event and the milestone:
The brilliant sun broke thru the clouds for a moment on Wednesday to shine down on this transformational moment in the history of Dublin. The silence, held by this long-vacant site, was finally broken by the sound of 18 shovels breaking ground on the future Emerald High School. I was so moved to be there representing Area 4. Many many in our community worked tirelessly for over a decade to get us to this day. We persisted & the result is going to be a new neighborhood high school for 2500 students!
So whereas my eldest is and always will be a Gael, my younger children and many of their friends, will embrace this campus in a very short time and fill it with energy and enthusiasm, bringing this campus with life!
Imagining the EHS
I can imagine the very day we gather to hear the first roar of the crowd as Emerald's team makes it's first touchdown in its new stadium, the first crescendo of applause at the finale of the first school play, the first bustle of students rushing to their very first class...before the very first bell rings, and fluttering of caps+gowns at our first EHS graduation! There will be many more firsts... each a unique & very special moment to be cherished. Together they and all the moments that follow will shape "the Emerald" experience for generations of Dublin High School Students... in a new neighborhood high school that you helped create!
Thank you Dublin Community for everything you do to support educating the children of Dublin!