Elected officials and school community celebrate ribbon-cutting on renovations at the West Springfield High School.
West Springfield High School held a ribbon-cutting on the completion of the renovations last Friday evening. Springfield District Supervisor Pat Herrity reflected on the occasion: “When I joined the Board in 2008, West Springfield High School was not even in the renovation queue, despite being built in 1966 and never renovated. Brought to my attention by then Principal Paul Wardinski, we were able to get the school in the renovation queue, funded and now completed. I could not be more proud of the finished product and for the patience and support of the many teachers, students, and administrators during the renovation.”
Back then, Supervisor Herrity had enlisted the help of other elected Spartan alumni including former Del. Dave Albo, Clerk of the Circuit Court John Frey, then Sheriff Stan Barry, Commonwealth’s Attorney Ray Morrogh, and Supervisor Mike May in Prince William County. Together with Erik Hawkins, Leslie Carlin and other members of SOAR West Springfield, they were able to get the school in the renovation queue, funded and now completed. The planning process began in 2012, and has now been completed nearly 7 years later in 2019.