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Above, Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ, talks with developer Ken Hofmann. DLS President Mark DeMarco is at right. Left, hundreds of supporters gathered for the blessing and dedication of the STREAM center.
$20 million STREAM center opens
at De La Salle High School
De La Salle High School's $20.5 million Science, Technology, Robotics, Art and Mathematic (STREAM) Innovation Center, the largest building on campus, has opened after dedication ceremonies Aug. 23.
Construction on the three-story building started in June 2014 and was completed in 14 months. Funding was provided by donors and foundations.
"The STREAM Innovation Center is not just about having a better place for our current programs," said school President Mark DeMarco ('78). "A school cannot develop a science program in the 21st Century without reference to the Next Generation Science Standards."
Brother Robert Wickman, FSC, the school's principal, said, "This is about hands-on application of science to real-world situations. We are no longer satisfied with a student telling us what they know; we now expect students to show us what they can do!"
"Religion and science are distinct and complementary paths. For a Catholic, Lasallian school, we believe that religion and science should be partners in coming to understand and appreciate the wonder-filled ways of our world that reveal God's love and design for all His creation," he said.
The new STREAM center was designed for maximum energy efficiency, DeMarco said, in sync with Pope Francis' Encyclical Letter On Care for Our Common Home (Laudato Si'), which "calls the Church and the world to acknowledge the urgency of our environmental challenges and to join him in embarking on a new path."
De La Salle is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. "What a wonderful progression our school has made over these years," DeMarco said.
At 3 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Hofmann Student Center on campus at 1130 Winton Drive, Concord, five student-athletes, two teams, a coach, and the Alumnus of the Year will all be recognized at the "Evening of Honor." The event is open to the public; register on the school website, www.dlshs.org.
Honorees are: Distinguished Alumnus of the Year, Army Brig. Gen. Timothy P. McGuire ('83).
The Hall of Fame inductees are: Tom Dixon '94: Tom is one of the best volleyball players in Spartan history and an assistant coach for NCS champion teams. Rashad Floyd '96: who excelled in football, basketball and track, and won an Arena Bowl football title as a professional. Tom Prindiville '97: DLS Athlete of the Year in 1997, Tom was an all-state and All-American distance runner. Chad Taylor '01: All-American in water polo and swimming, Chad may be the best goalkeeper in Spartan water polo history. Maurice Jones-Drew '03: One of the country's best running backs as a Spartan, a UCLA Bruin, and a Jacksonville Jaguar, Maurice was named to the NFL Pro Bowl three times.
Tea Hieta: Tea coached volleyball at DLS from 1997 to 2001 and led the team to its first NCS champsionship. She is the first woman to be inducted into the Spartan Hall of Fame.
The 1992 Football Team: The NCS champions and ranked third in the nation, the 1992 team had an undefeated season and began "the Streak."
The 1997 Baseball Team: The NCS champion team was 25 and 3, and the entire starting nine, as well as the top three pitchers, went on to play college baseball.
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