STA Ready to Break Ground for New Academic Building
After several years of preparation, fundraising, and sacrifice, St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Catholic High School is thrilled to announce it has received approval from the Diocese of Baton Rouge to break ground on a new academic building.
All are welcome and invited to share with our family in the "Groundbreaking Ceremony" on Wednesday, April 30th at 11:30 a.m. on the site of the new building (behind the current gymnasium). A reception will follow in the Library.
"Thank you from the bottom of our hearts," said Principal Jose Becerra, "to all the stakeholders of St. Thomas Aquinas for the countless hours and dollars they have dedicated to seeing this dream become a reality. We anticipate students being able to use the new building during the 2014-15 school year and are so grateful to get this project started."
The new building includes eight classrooms and two science labs, as well as administrative offices. Additionally there will be a new access road on the northwest side of campus that leads to Patti Road.
STA is so grateful to Francis Mercante, a member of the original committee in the 1980s who was so instrumental in getting STA built. In his shed, Francis still had the original shovel from the original groundbreaking, dated October 2, 1985. We plan to use this shovel in our new groundbreaking, symbolizing our gratitude to those pioneers who envisioned a Catholic high school for our community along with the new shovels symbolizing our growth and successes.