The Oak Leaf
Crunch! Norfolk Collegiate Breaks Ground for New Center for the ArtsTuesday, December 13, 2011 By Virginia Marshall and Connor Trapani
“Knock it down!” students chanted on Monday, Dec. 5, as Norfolk Collegiate School took its first step towards constructing the new Center for the Arts. Students wearing bright yellow construction hats cheered as a bulldozer crumpled the old doctor's office into pieces. The Norfolk Collegiate Student Government Association pumped up the students by tossing crunch bars to the crowd and playing music such as "Dynamite," by Taio Cruz. Streamers were shot by Headmaster Scott Kennedy from atop a hydraulic lift. "This facility is one of the things that might help revitalize Ward's Corner, said Judy Davis, the chair of the English department. "It's going to be a resource not just for Norfolk Collegiate School, but for the surrounding community, as well." Norfolk Collegiate hopes to finish the $8.5 million project by the spring of 2013.