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Westlake High School dedicated in Saratoga Springs

(Daily Herald) "Ten years ago, we would never have dreamed that the next high school would be built in Saratoga Springs."

So spoke JoDee Sundberg, Alpine School District board member, on Tuesday during a dedication ceremony for Westlake, Utah Valley's newest high school.

The huge, $61 million school opened to students in August after three years of planning and construction. Fred Openshaw is the inaugural principal. Board member Guy Fugal gave the dedicatory prayer on Tuesday.

"It is so pleasing to walk in the main doors and see such a beautiful building to serve the community here," said Sam Jarman, district administrator for grades 10-12. "When you think about the building, remember that it is going to be here for 50-plus years.'

"There will be many years of great and award-winning accomplishments here," said Sundberg. "This is a school that came together with communities wanting to make this happen... A few years ago, people laughed at the idea of a school out west... Take care of this building, both inside and out. Create the kind of school pride that will continue for years to come."

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