Bishop Foys dedicates SHDHS’s addition, continues faith tradition for current and future students

Laura Keener, Editor.

The St. Henry District High School community celebrated, Feb. 16, the blessing and dedication of its new $7.8 million addition — the school’s first major building project in over 20 years.

At the blessing and dedication Bishop Roger Foys, together with David Otte, principal, and Dan “Boone” and Karen Riegler, campaign chairpersons, thanked all those who supported the project and the over 300 people who attended the dedication.

“Isn’t this terrific? Look at this,” Bishop Foys exclaimed as he began his final remarks after walking the entire addition, sprinkling each room with holy water.

“Our diocese has had a 167-year tradition of Catholic school education. What we are doing here today shows that we continue that tradition. Each generation has its own challenges and it meets those challenges not just for their own generation but also for future generations,” he said.

“My special thanks to Mr. Dave Otte who has given three decades to Catholic school education here at St Henry. And thank you to all of you,” Bishop Foys said. “There are alternatives to a Catholic school education but there is no substitute — you’ve proven that here today. God bless you.”

The February 28 edition of the Messenger will include a special section devoted to the St. Henry District High School.