School officials, students and construction managers marked the start of building the career and technical education center at Spearfish High School Tuesday afternoon. Pioneer photo by Mark Watson
SPEARFISH — Construction and school officials, and a couple high school students, marked the start of building the new career and technical education center for Spearfish High School Tuesday afternoon during a groundbreaking ceremony.
“We’ve been waiting on this for a long time,” said Kirk Easton, superintendent of the Spearfish School District. “COVID put it on a pause. I’m glad we picked it up and started running with it. I appreciate everyone’s work.”
“This is a momentous day for us. A very exciting project,” said Joe Hockett, business development manager for RCS Construction, the company hired as the construction manager at risk.
Mike Thibault and his dad had a dream to go in to business together and their love for golf seemed like the perfect fit. After two military tours, and ten years as a police officer, Mike was ready for a change of pace, and the ability to spend more time with his wife and kids. Mike’s dad, who was a healthy guy, passed away last fall after suffering a stroke and a battle with COVID-19. Even through such a heavy loss, Mike pushed forward to complete the dream he and his father had envisioned, with a heartfelt Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting on April 9th. It was a fitting day with beautiful blue skies and the Masters PGA Championship on in the background while family and friends gathered to celebrate all that Mike and his family had accomplished.