CHS Begins Construction On The New Field house


Construction of the new field house Alex Edwards Photo

Tori Brandt, Editor

On March seventh, the first dirt-filled shovels rose from the ground, signifying a new beginning for CHS. Construction on the newest addition to the Connersville community, the fieldhouse, began. The ceremony for the construction included multiple CHS students such as, freshman Molly Crank, sophomores Evan Shafer and Jonah Graham, and junior Grace Branson to represent the student body. “I had to pick up dirt with a shovel and flip it to resemble the opening of the fieldhouse,” Graham stated.

Construction of the field house Alex Edwards Photo

Superintendent, Scott Collins, CHS principle Mr. Judd, Leslie Jacobs, President of the Fayette County School Corporation, and Architect, Mike Schipp, were also in attendance. “I felt very happy to be a part of the ceremony because I got to represent the students,” Crank said. 

The new fieldhouse will feature three courts which are very adaptable for each sport. Batting cages can easily be fit into the building, along with tennis and volleyball nets, a brand-new scoring system and long-jump pits.  A fitness area and a new administration building will also be added between the fieldhouse and the Jackson building. 

“It signifies the importance of our own athletic programs. Mr. Judd even said that we’ve needed to improve in the athletic field and the fieldhouse will benefit all sports teams here at CHS,” stated Graham. 

The planning process included multiple hardworkers who helped to make the fieldhouse a reality. “So many central office staff, principles and coaches were involved in the planning of the new fieldhouse,” current Athletic Director,

Brent Duncan, stated. Duncan went on to say how the fieldhouse is a great addition to the community and is a step in the right direction. The closed off court yard will provide a safer environment for the students and staff of CHS. The fieldhouse is expected to be done by December of 2019, weather permitting.