By Janis Mork and Miriam Raftery
Julian Rudd-Falls, Mark Gavit also contributed to this report
January 15, 2014 (La Mesa)- Students, faculty and community leaders turned out to celebrate yesterday’s dedication of the new performing arts complex at Helix Charter School. The new center features a spacious theater, a black box room for smaller productions, dance room, a digital music lab, choir room, scene shop, and prop storage.
The dedication opened with students playing bag pipes and included the official ribbon cutting by Helix executive director Dr. Mike Lewis, a tour, speeches by education leaders and elected officials, and a dramatic musical performance from some of the students.
“This landmark facility will benefit our students for many years,” said Grossmont Union High School District (GUHSD) Superintendent Ralf Swensen.