The dedication for Woodgrove High School took place in the school’s new gym on October 20, 2010.
No stranger to controversy, Woodgrove High School was the subject of multiple lawsuits initiated by the Town of Purcellville, which resulted in years of delay and caused overcrowding at Loudoun Valley High School.
In his dedication address, Superintendent Dr. edgar B. Hatrick quoted his “Aunt Gloria”, saying “It’s important to know the past, but don’t dwell on it”. He went on to say “You can’t change what happened but you can look to the future.”
In his conclusion, Dr. Hatrick affirmed that Woodgrove High School is part of the Loudoun County family.
The morning included acknowledgments to the Board of Supervisors, specifically Blue Ridge Supervisor Jim Burton for his efforts to get the school built.
Closing remarks were given by Kelsey Briel and Mark Bland, SCA co-presidents of Woodgrove High School. In his speech, Mark stated, “I am so proud and moved by the energy and spirit that I see within the school and I look forward to the memories and the legacy that Woodgrove will create for us all.” Mark was followed by Kelsey Briel who commented, “I would like to start out by offering a sincere thank you to the Woodgrove High School administration, staff and student body for being so positive and helpful during the opening of this school.