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Two groups of Jesuit High School engineering students put on the hard hats, bright vests, and protective glasses Thursday morning (Nov. 17) to take an inside look at the construction site for Phase I of Jesuit’s Campus Master Plan.

The sophomores, who are part of the launch of Jesuit’s three-year engineering program this fall, received a first-hand account from up close of all that’s involved in constructing the new Chapel of the Holy Cross and Administration and Student Services building currently underway at Jesuit.

Leading the tours were Batson-Cook's project superintendent, Mike Humphreys, and one of its project engineers, Taylor Burt '08, along with Jesuit president Fr. Richard C. Hermes, S.J. Jesuit’s engineering program, led by teacher Lauren Hescheles, has two sections, and half of the students in each section toured the grounds Thursday, and the other half will tour Friday.

The students walked through the foundations of what will become the two major, transformative structures in Phase I, learning about all of the components of such a significant construction project. (Homepage photo, L-R: sophomores Aidan Nies, Jaden Pask, T.J. Blackmon, Nicholas Deptula, and Jacob Tauber, with Humphreys.)

Phase I of the Campus Master Plan, which is supported by Jesuit’s ‘For Greater Glory’ campaign, was launched in June with a Groundbreaking Ceremony. During Phase I, the Chapel of the Holy Cross and Administration and Student Services building are being constructed.

Click here to learn about Jesuit’s engineering program, and see below a photo slideshow from Thursday. In addition to Nies, Pask, Blackmon, Deptula, and Tauber, the sophomore engineering students who took part in Thursday’s construction site tours were: Karol Piedad, Connor Murphy, Andrew Motzer, Andy Luaces, Alex Kennedy, Johnny Accardi, Andrew Balmaseda, James Bond, Josh Burke, Gentry Burks, Nick Caulley, Jimmy Clifford, Miguel Coste, Conor Favret, and Tyler Dunnagan.

Click here to view a video of the Groundbreaking Ceremony, which outlines the plans for the chapel and administration building.


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