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Battery Creek High School holds ribbon-cutting ceremony for second largest referendum project


Friday, August 25, 2023

BEAUFORT – School and government officials, students, Board of Education members, and community supporters gathered at a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the unveiling of Battery Creek High School’s modernization project funded through the bond referendum approved by county voters in November 2019.

denise lessard holds the key to cut the ribbon

The $55.8 million construction project for Battery Creek High School (BCHS) includes:  

  • Classroom and restroom renovations
  • New cameras, security, fire, and PA system
  • Technology upgrades
  • CTE upgrades, to include a second culinary lab
  • New JRTOC and lecture rooms
  • Renovated arts facilities and cafeteria
  • New dining patio and shade structure
  • New lighting, flooring, and furniture
  • New weightroom, concessions building, field house, turf football field, softball and baseball dugouts
  • Renovated locker rooms
  • Track and field resurfacing

Speakers and presenters at the ribbon-cutting ceremony included Board of Education Chair Christina Gwozdz, BCHS Principal Denise Lessard, Athletic Director Terrance Ashe, alumni, and students.   

Board of Education Chair Christina Gwozdz thanked the voters of Beaufort County for supporting the 2019 Bond Referendum. “This is the second largest project funded by the 2019 school bond referendum through the generosity of our taxpayers,” said Gwozdz. “The Board of Education sincerely thanks everyone who played a part in seeing this project to fruition. May the students of Beaufort County enjoy and benefit from this beautiful, updated Battery Creek school for many years to come.”

M.B. Kahn is the contractor for the renovations and the designer of record is Jumper Carter Sease Architects, both based in Columbia, S.C.

All referendum projects and expenditures are being independently monitored by the Citizen-Led Oversight Committee.

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