SECAUCUS, NJ – The New High Tech High School hosted a cornerstone dedication ceremony today at its new campus located at Laurel Hill Park in Secaucus, NJ. The ceremony was attended by various local elected officials, Hudson County Schools of Technology administrators, High Tech students, teachers and administration staff.

“The Cornerstone Dedication Ceremony is very symbolic and holds great meaning,” said Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise. “As a former educator I feel extremely proud and happy to have such a magnificent building for our brightest Hudson County students. I commend the work done by the entire Schools of Technology staff to make this a reality.”

The cornerstone contained a time capsule filled with items such as year books and different High Tech paraphernalia that has been accrued by the school since it was founded. The items symbolize the High Tech spirit and pride the students feel for this new campus.

“Today was a very special day for the entire HCST family,” said HCST Superintendent Frank Gargiulo. “The new building is coming along beautifully and we can’t wait to move in and have students roaming the halls. It has been a lot of hard work to make this happen but ultimately it was very much worth it. Seeing the students’ enthusiasm is truly wonderful.”

“The new High Tech campus will provide our students with a whole world of new possibilities,” said High Tech Principal Dr. Joseph Giammarella. “The new building has everything our students could need to thrive and triumph inside and outside the classroom. This is truly a top-notch facility with state-of-the-art technology. A truly impressive campus.”

The $160 million project is expected to open for the 2018-2019 school year and it will provide for four academies focusing on vocational training, architecture and engineering, applied sciences and the performing arts.