Beaming moment
by Denise Ellen Rizzo
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Lammersville Unified School District officials signed a steel beam Wednesday, May 15, that will become a permanent part of Mountain House High School, now under construction on Mustang Boulevard in the southern portion of the community. Pictured among the signers are Superintendent Dale Hansen (from left), Assistant Superintendent Khushwinder Gill and trustees David Pombo and Matthew Balzarini.  Denise Ellen Rizzo/Tracy Press
Lammersville Unified School District officials signed a steel beam Wednesday, May 15, that will become a permanent part of Mountain House High School, now under construction on Mustang Boulevard in the southern portion of the community. Pictured among the signers are Superintendent Dale Hansen (from left), Assistant Superintendent Khushwinder Gill and trustees David Pombo and Matthew Balzarini. Denise Ellen Rizzo/Tracy Press
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Lammersville Unified School District Trustee Matthew Balzarini puts his signature on a steel beam Wednesday, May 15, that will become part of the Mountain House High School gymnasium.  Denise Ellen Rizzo/Tracy Press
Lammersville Unified School District Trustee Matthew Balzarini puts his signature on a steel beam Wednesday, May 15, that will become part of the Mountain House High School gymnasium. Denise Ellen Rizzo/Tracy Press
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Lammersville Unified School District Superintendent Dale Hansen signs a steel beam that will become part of the Mountain House High School gymnasium during a ceremony at the school construction site Wednesday, May 15.  Denise Ellen Rizzo/Tracy Press
Lammersville Unified School District Superintendent Dale Hansen signs a steel beam that will become part of the Mountain House High School gymnasium during a ceremony at the school construction site Wednesday, May 15. Denise Ellen Rizzo/Tracy Press
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MOUNTAIN HOUSE — Members of the Lammersville Unified School District got the chance to put their mark on the new Mountain House High School on Wednesday, May 15.

Among the officials taking part in a steel beam signing ceremony were Superintendent Dale Hansen, Assistant Superintendent Khushwinder Gill and school board trustees Matthew Balzarini and David Pombo.

According to Balzarini, the beam will be concealed once construction is complete, but he said the signing won’t be forgotten.

“Although it won’t be seen, to know that we literally made our mark on the site is amazing,” he said. “This is a neat idea.”

As part of a construction tradition, officials involved in a project are given the opportunity to put their signature on a steel beam that will eventually become a permanent part of the site.

The beam signing ceremony Wednesday was held inside the shell of the main gymnasium — so far, four concrete walls and a concrete slab.

“I’ve never done one before,” Hansen said, moments before he signed the beam. “It’s symbolic. It’s something I can tell my grandkids.”

Construction of the high school, located in the southern portion of the community on Mustang Boulevard, formerly Mascot Boulevard, began in July.

The $110 million school is slated to open in August 2014.

School leaders wanted the beam installed Wednesday, but Turner Construction officials overseeing the project nixed the idea because of high winds.

A large crane arriving Thursday, May 16, was expected to install the beam.

• Contact Denise Ellen Rizzo at 830-4225 or drizzo@tracypress.com.
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May 21, 2013
Not related to this story at all but is there nothing happening in the City of Tracy that is newsworthy, this main page has not had a new story since last Friday, darn I wish we had a real newspaper!


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