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Community, students leave their mark on Powers Catholic High School history

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(11/26/12) - A change of scenery will mean a giant leap forward for Powers Catholic High School in Flint.

Plans to relocate to a new building are well underway, and Monday, the community came out to show their support for the big project.

Next year, students will be starting the school year in freshly renovated Fay Hall on West Court Street.

Monday marked major milestone, and the community had a chance to become part of Powers Catholic history.

"It's going to be exposed in the commons, which is our main gathering room, lunch room, common space," said Tom Furnas, Powers Catholic High School principal.

It will be the first support beam erected at Powers' new home. They'll be relocating from Carpenter Road, right next to the Michigan School for the Deaf.

Students signed their autographs Monday morning, and Monday night, anyone who donates to the project did the same.

"It's very inspiring, it speaks to the power of Powers Catholic and what it means to our community," said Lara Affrica, who donated to the project.

All the money raised Monday night will help pay for renovations, so it's fitting that those who support the project leave their mark on something that will support students for years to come.

"I feel like it's starting a new chapter for Flint becoming more of an education destination and not leaving the auto industry behind, but turning over a new leaf," Affrica said.

The main classroom building will be ready in June, the rest will be finished in August.

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