Houston Academy breaks ground on new facility

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In recent years, Houston Academy has seen growth in its athletics and extra curricular programs. So now, the campus is getting a face lift.

On Thursday morning, Raider Nation gathered for the ground-breaking of the new Student Activities Center and Training Facility.

The 8,000-9,000 square foot building will be home to locker rooms, a state-of-the-art weight room, cardiovascular training space and offices. The Killingsworth gym is currently used for training. That facility is also being revamped with new girl's locker rooms, offices and storage space.

Headmaster Dr. Scott Phillipps says it's a place for all students, not just athletes, to build lifetime habits of fitness and wellness. Student tuition is not being used for the building process. Parents and friends of Houston Academy joined forces to finance the facility.

The new and improved building is set to be complete by July 2014.

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