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EGSIC Dedication

Distinguished guests cutting ribbonSuperintendent Van Heukelum speaks at dedicationThe Emil and Grace Shihadeh Innovation Center celebrated it's official grand opening on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 with a parade from the Jefferson Street Circle to the Innovation Center, led by the Handley Band and distinguished guests which included Gov. Ralph Northam, Former Governor Terry McAuliffe, major donors Karen and Fred Schaufeld, Grace Shihadeh, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton, Claude Moore Charitable Foundation Executive Director J. Hamilton Lambert, Senator Richard Saslaw, Senator Janet Howell, Senator Jill Holtzman Vogel, Senator Emmett Hanger and Delegates Wendy Gooditis and Bill Wiley.

The ceremony and ribbon cutting were celebrated by the School Board, City Council, the Winchester Education Foundation, Handley Trust, donors and community partners.