"October of 2009 we had our ground breaking.. 22 months ago and it's been an exciting journey."
Those are the words of Assistant Superintendent Vicki Davis as she kicked off the morning of celebrations.
Alumni, school administrators and elected officials packed into Blountstown School's new auditorium for Thursday's dedication.
Superintendent Wilson McClellan told the crowd "It's a 24 and a half million dollar project. 2 million came from a local tax effort. The rest was approved and given to us by the state.
State representative Marti Coley, who helped secure some of that funding, rattled off a long list of her fellow well-know alumni.
Dr. Gene Prough president of Chipola College, a graduate of Blountstown High School. Fernando Jackson, professional football player, a graduate of Blountstown High School.
After the official ribbon cutting the crowd toured the 10 new buildings on the 77 acre campus. And found out there is a lot to see.
"We have an auditorium, we have a gym, and we have something we didn't have at the old school... a track," said assistant principal Debbie Williams.
Each classroom is equipped with the latest high tech gadgets.
11th grader Kayla Proward says "I love the technology. It's definitely high tech for the new generation."
Assistant Principal Williams says, "we're trying to focus on science. we have a new Ag Tech program that we're starting this year in hopes of getting those kids in the medical field."
"Reading teacher Elizabeth Bennet says "This is going to be a very fresh start for students administration and teachers."
The school has 450 students enrolled this year, but can handle up to 700. So there is plenty of room to grow.
Classes start August 22nd.