• Speaker Day is Monday, Apr. 22. The theme of the day is ethics.

The Rubicon

Schilling Center Groundbreaking Ceremony excites students

GROUNDBREAKING+GIFT+BREAKS+GROUND.+Hundreds+of+students+surrounded+the+work+site+of+the+Hugh+K.+Schilling+Center+on+Sep.+25+to+celebrate+the+construction+of+the+new+Math+and+Science+wing.+%22It+means+a+lot+to+him+to+have+these+types+of+events%2C%22+Annie+Walle%2C+the+Events+and+Stewardship+Administrator%2C+said.+Schilling%E2%80%99s+generous+gift+of+%2415+million+is+the+largest+donation+ever+made+to+an+independent+high+school+in+Minnesota%2C+which+will+go+into+creating+one+of+the+most+advanced+STEM+environments+in+the+Midwest.
Back to Article
Back to Article

Schilling Center Groundbreaking Ceremony excites students

GROUNDBREAKING GIFT BREAKS GROUND. Hundreds of students surrounded the work site of the Hugh K. Schilling Center on Sep. 25 to celebrate the construction of the new Math and Science wing.

GROUNDBREAKING GIFT BREAKS GROUND. Hundreds of students surrounded the work site of the Hugh K. Schilling Center on Sep. 25 to celebrate the construction of the new Math and Science wing. "It means a lot to him to have these types of events," Annie Walle, the Events and Stewardship Administrator, said. Schilling’s generous gift of $15 million is the largest donation ever made to an independent high school in Minnesota, which will go into creating one of the most advanced STEM environments in the Midwest.

Noah Raaum

GROUNDBREAKING GIFT BREAKS GROUND. Hundreds of students surrounded the work site of the Hugh K. Schilling Center on Sep. 25 to celebrate the construction of the new Math and Science wing. "It means a lot to him to have these types of events," Annie Walle, the Events and Stewardship Administrator, said. Schilling’s generous gift of $15 million is the largest donation ever made to an independent high school in Minnesota, which will go into creating one of the most advanced STEM environments in the Midwest.

Noah Raaum

Noah Raaum

GROUNDBREAKING GIFT BREAKS GROUND. Hundreds of students surrounded the work site of the Hugh K. Schilling Center on Sep. 25 to celebrate the construction of the new Math and Science wing. "It means a lot to him to have these types of events," Annie Walle, the Events and Stewardship Administrator, said. Schilling’s generous gift of $15 million is the largest donation ever made to an independent high school in Minnesota, which will go into creating one of the most advanced STEM environments in the Midwest.

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Hundreds of students surrounded the work site of the Hugh K. Schilling Center on Sep. 25 to celebrate the construction of the new Math and Science Center. Schilling’s generous gift of $15 million is the largest donation ever made to an independent high school in Minnesota, which will go into creating one of the most advanced STEM environments in the Midwest. Technically, the “groundbreaking” took place many months ago, as construction of the building is well underway, but Monday’s groundbreaking was a celebration of Schilling and his gift to SPA. 

“It means a lot to him [Schilling] to have these types of events,” said Anne Walle, the Events and Stewardship Administrator in the Advancement Office, who coordinated much of the ceremony.

It means a lot to him [Schilling] to have these types of events.”

— Anne Walle

The ceremony commenced with a brief speech from Head of School Bryn Roberts. He thanked Schilling once again for his tremendous gift, and explained the significance of a groundbreaking ceremony. Schilling, Head of School Bryn Roberts, Board of Trustees Chair Tim Welsh, and USC co-presidents Emilia Topp-Johnson and Numi Katz had the honor of performing the groundbreaking. Five golden shovels and a large pile of dirt were displayed beneath a portable tent. The five groundbreakers synchronously took scoops of the dirt and threw it before them.

After the groundbreaking, Roberts discussed the significance of the topping-off beam, the last metal beam to be added to the structure of the building. The white beam was decorated with the names of the class of 2018, as they are going to have been present for all of the construction of the wing, but have little of the benefit. A crane lifted the beam to the top of the building as students cheered in excitement.

Schilling announced his donation to the school on Sep. 13 at an assembly during x-period last year. Since then, portable classrooms have popped up, an entire wing has been demolished, and progress on the new wing is becoming apparent.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
About the Contributor
Noah Raaum, Creative Design Manager

Noah Raaum, a junior, is the Creative Design Manager of RubicOnline. He is excited to take on this position for his third year on staff, and plans on improving...

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Schilling Center Groundbreaking Ceremony excites students

    NEWS

    [PHOTO STORY] Student clubs collaborate for self defense training

  • Schilling Center Groundbreaking Ceremony excites students

    NEWS

    Students from French exchange share Notre Dame memories

  • Schilling Center Groundbreaking Ceremony excites students

    NEWS

    St. Thomas University receives bomb threat

  • Schilling Center Groundbreaking Ceremony excites students

    NEWS

    USC prepares for Speaker Day

  • Schilling Center Groundbreaking Ceremony excites students

    NEWS

    Lower School Science Night inspires scientific curiosity

  • Schilling Center Groundbreaking Ceremony excites students

    NEWS

    Three students named ISEF finalists, many more win individual awards

  • Schilling Center Groundbreaking Ceremony excites students

    NEWS

    Car theft a reminder to be vigilant about belongings

  • Schilling Center Groundbreaking Ceremony excites students

    NEWS

    Hogg speaks out on gun violence at the Westminster Town Hall Forum

  • Schilling Center Groundbreaking Ceremony excites students

    NEWS

    $1.2 million gets you into Yale? Students aren’t surprised

  • Schilling Center Groundbreaking Ceremony excites students

    NEWS

    Ninth graders perform Romeo and Juliet at VeronaFest

Navigate Right