Students and staff signing beam to be part of new GJHS

The steel beam will be part of the $144.5 million new school building


Maddy Parkhurst

GJHS staff and students have been signing a steel beam in the Main Office that will be part of the new high school building. The $144.5 million building is scheduled to be completed in Fall 2024.

A steel beam that will be part of the new Grand Junction High School is available for staff and students to sign.

“It will be put up on the third floor in the academic wing, in the ceiling,” said GJHS Principal Meghan Roenicke. 

Roenicke said it is unknown whether or not the beam will be visible once the building’s construction is finished. 

The beam is currently in the Main Office so it can be monitored. Announcements will be made the week of March 13-18 for students to participate in signing the beam.

Roenicke encourages students and staff to have some fun with their signatures but to keep it appropriate. 

There will be a “topping-off ceremony,” where the beam will be hoisted up and put into place at 1 p.m. March 28.