ROCHESTER – This morning the some 500 students enrolled at the R.W. Creteau Technology Center are back at work learning trades and skills that will last a lifetime, but Wednesday night was a time to celebrate the grand opening of the city’s newly renovated educational jewel, a jewel that will sparkle for years to come.
Rochester Mayor Caroline McCarley reads a congratulatory letter from Gov. Chris Sununu as looking on from the front row are, from left, Creteau Tech Center director Michele Halligan-Foley, N.H. Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut, Rochester Schools Supt. Kyle Repucci and former Rochester Schools supt. Mike Hopkins.
Some 300 attended the grand opening celebrating the $16 million renovation project that began 19 months ago, often gasping in awe at the state-of-the-art facilities that prepare Rochester-area high school students for careers in 16 professions, but it was perhaps New Hampshire Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut who put it best.