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New Waterford high school opens doors

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Sal Tarantino of the Second Continental Light Dragoons, as the Waterford High School mascot Lancer, rides "Prince" to lead students to the main entrance of the school for a grand-opening ceremony for the building Monday, April 8, 2013. The $67 million construction project, which began in December 2010, includes a 5,000-square-foot media center, a mezzanine-level skywalk that will connect a portion of the old Waterford High School to the new addition next door, and extensive technology upgrades.

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Students at Waterford High School make their way across a skybridge between their new school building and a section of the old building en-route to a grand-opening ceremony for them Monday, April 8, 2013. The ceremony included an appearance from Sal Tarantino of the Second Continental Light Dragoons as the school mascot Lancer. The $67 million construction project, which began in December 2010, includes a 5,000-square-foot media center, a mezzanine-level skywalk that will connect a portion of the old Waterford High School to the new addition next door, and extensive technology upgrades.

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Waterford High School senior Samuel Urban, 18, who will be entering the United States Marine Corps upon graduation, helps raise the Stars and Stripes as the school choir sings the Star Spangled Banner as part of a grand-opening ceremony for the new school building Monday, April 8, 2013. The ceremony included an appearance from Sal Tarantino of the Second Continental Light Dragoons as the school mascot Lancer. The $67 million construction project, which began in December 2010, includes a 5,000-square-foot media center, a mezzanine-level skywalk that will connect a portion of the old Waterford High School to the new addition next door, and extensive technology upgrades.

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Students at Waterford High School enter their new school building following a grand-opening ceremony for them Monday, April 8, 2013. The ceremony included an appearance from Sal Tarantino of the Second Continental Light Dragoons as the school mascot Lancer. The $67 million construction project, which began in December 2010, includes a 5,000-square-foot media center, a mezzanine-level skywalk that will connect a portion of the old Waterford High School to the new addition next door, and extensive technology upgrades.

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Sal Tarantino of the Second Continental Light Dragoons, as the Waterford High School mascot Lancer, rides "Prince" by a bleacher full of students as part of a grand-opening ceremony for the new school building Monday, April 8, 2013. The $67 million construction project, which began in December 2010, includes a 5,000-square-foot media center, a mezzanine-level skywalk that will connect a portion of the old Waterford High School to the new addition next door, and extensive technology upgrades.

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Waterford High School principal Don Macrino addresses the student body at a grand-opening ceremony for the new school building Monday, April 8, 2013. The ceremony included an appearance from Sal Tarantino of the Second Continental Light Dragoons as the school mascot Lancer. The $67 million construction project, which began in December 2010, includes a 5,000-square-foot media center, a mezzanine-level skywalk that will connect a portion of the old Waterford High School to the new addition next door, and extensive technology upgrades.

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Sal Tarantino of the Second Continental Light Dragoons, as the Waterford High School mascot Lancer, rides "Prince" to slash open the banner at the main entrance of the school for a grand-opening ceremony for the building Monday, April 8, 2013. The $67 million construction project, which began in December 2010, includes a 5,000-square-foot media center, a mezzanine-level skywalk that will connect a portion of the old Waterford High School to the new addition next door, and extensive technology upgrades.

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Students at Waterford High School enter their new school building following a grand-opening ceremony for them Monday, April 8, 2013. The ceremony included an appearance from Sal Tarantino of the Second Continental Light Dragoons as the school mascot Lancer. The $67 million construction project, which began in December 2010, includes a 5,000-square-foot media center, a mezzanine-level skywalk that will connect a portion of the old Waterford High School to the new addition next door, and extensive technology upgrades.

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Francesca Francois, 16, struggles to get into her locker at Waterford High School as students enter their new school building following a grand-opening ceremony for them Monday, April 8, 2013. The ceremony included an appearance from Sal Tarantino of the Second Continental Light Dragoons as the school mascot Lancer. The $67 million construction project, which began in December 2010, includes a 5,000-square-foot media center, a mezzanine-level skywalk that will connect a portion of the old Waterford High School to the new addition next door, and extensive technology upgrades.