Governor Carney Attends Groundbreaking For Lorewood Grove Elementary School

On a chilly and blustery Saturday morning on March 3 in the Town Of Whitehall community, various Delaware officials including governor John Carney gathered for the groundbreaking of the Lorewood Grove Elementary School which scheduled to open in the Fall of 2019.

After the welcome from Appoquinimink School District Superintendent Matt Burrows, Appoquinimink School Board president Richard Forsten led with the opening remarks talking about elementary schools beginning the base of learning.

Governor John Carney then talked about measuring success by the strength of communities and that schools are the centerpiece of that community. Carney said that we or lose based on the quality of our schools.

After the governor, other elected officials spoke including Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester; Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long; State Senators Michelle Poore and Stephanie Hansen, State Representatives Kevin Hensley and Earl Jacques; New Castle County executive Matt Meyer and New Castle County Council members Bill Bell and William Powers.

After the opening remarks and before the groundbreaking, members of the Olive B. Loss elementary school chorus performed for the audience.

Photo credits of Olive B. Loss chorus and (L to R) Appo School Board President Richard Forsten, Governor John Carney, Superintendent Matt Burrows and Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long; Keith Thompson

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