Columbus Anchor Settles in Final Resting Place Outside New High School

COLUMBUS – A fresh painted and slick looking anchor has now found it’s home outside the new Columbus High School.

The anchor made it’s way from DUO Lift to it’s current location Tuesday afternoon.

Columbus Public Schools Foundation Board President Brian Christensen says Kim Kwapnioski has been vital in getting this project completed, and says this has created a lot of excitement for alumni and the community of Columbus.

“As I was sitting here looking at it, I’m just , really I can’t believe it,” says Christensen, “For a long time the foundation has been working to raise the awareness of the public schools and our support for the students and teachers, and then to see this go in, and see that dream come about so quickly, it’s really been an amazing thing.

Columbus Public Schools Foundation Director Kim Kwapnioski says there will be additional benches and bricks that will surround the anchor.

“I think having the new high school, and this corner in general with the new hospital, YMCA, and East Central. I mean this is an amazing corner for the community, and I think this is a piece that will help capture people, to bring people to the area, and really promote all the great things that are going on in Columbus,” says Kwapnioski.

The anchor project was privately funded, and Kwapnioski says Behlen, DUO Lift, DLR, and Platte Valley Precast all played key roles in making this possible. To learn more about the anchor or if you would like to sponsor a brick or bench, you can contact Kwapnioski at the CPS Foundation Administration office.

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