Ribbon Cutting Being Planned for JFK Opening


Guam – With the construction of the new John F. Kennedy High School campus in Upper Tumon almost complete, the Governor’s Office is now in the process of planning a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of the school.

The event is scheduled for August 6th at 10am in front of the new facility. 

JFK Teacher Angelo Andres says it will include a quick ceremony, a tour of the lower portion of the campus and entertainment provided by JFK Alumni.  Andres expects that more than a thousand people will attend the event.

 “There’s some alumni groups celebrating their reunions at that time,” Andres explains. “They have contacted me and they’re very excited to come and celebrate this occasion with us.”

 JFK staff and volunteers have been busy preparing for the move by packing up equipment and furniture at the Tiyan campus. The items can be moved to the new campus as soon as a Temporary Occupancy Permit is issued by the Department of Public Works. 

“These last couple of weeks everyone is gonna be working really really hard. I know that the JFK Administration has a plan in place, [International Bridge Corporation] again has been working really hard to complete the campus” Andres said. “We’re just waiting for that ribbon cutting day where we can get together and celebrate the opening of our long awaited campus.”

Andres adds that there is a still a need for volunteers to move items to the new campus once the public is allowed on.  He says there is also need for a fork lift to help move pallets of text books.  Anyone who would like to help can contact the school at the Tiyan campus.