Of cement and saints

New wing gets floors today and the protection of a few saints.

On an advanced tour of the interior of the new science, art and technology wing today, school corporate president Fr. Leon Olszamowski, s.m., got a chance to view the new concrete flooring as it was being poured. 

His main mission today, however, was to strategically place a number of religious and saints' medals into the still-wet cement to help ensure the facility will carry the proper blessings.

According to Olszamowski, among the medals "buried" today were those of St. Michael, St. Pio, St. Peter, St. Teresa of Calcutta, the Holy Family and one for the Guardian Angel.

The new wing has been sealed from the outside weather with temporary windows and is now heated to facilitate the build-out of all of the interior features, walls and floors.

Take a look below at more construction photos of the interior of the new wing. More information on the entire "March on to Victory" project is here.

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Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy is a private, Catholic, independent, coeducational day school located in Oakland County. The school's upper division enrolls students in grades nine through twelve and has been named one of the nation's best 50 Catholic high schools (Acton Institute) four times since 2005. Notre Dame's middle and lower divisions enroll students in jr. kindergarten through grade eight. All three divisions are International Baccalaureate "World Schools." NDPMA is conducted by the Marist Fathers and Brothers and is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States and the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. For more on Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy, visit the school's home page at www.ndpma.org