Groundbreaking Ceremony for Second N.C. Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy

NEW LONDON, N.C. – A groundbreaking ceremony was conducted here, Oct. 31, 2014, to celebrate the beginning of the renovation process in which the New London Choice Middle School will transform into North Carolina’s second Tarheel Challenge Academy. The ceremony was attended by local, state and N.C. Guard leaders.

NCNG’s Tarheel Challenge Academy’s central campus became a reality thanks to the combined efforts of the National Guard Youth Challenge program, the N.C. Guard, state legislatures, Stanly County leaders and New London officials. The 20-acre property will undergo a $1.9 million renovation before its inaugural class begins in August 2015. The academy will have a 300 bed dormitory with 19 classrooms, administrative offices and athletic fields.

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