By: Rebecca Cross
DARLINGTON, S.C. – Construction is complete for a new academic building and dining hall at Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School.
Representatives from the school’s board of trustees, First Reliance Bank, Hunter Builders and Munnerlyn Architects participated in a ribbon cutting on Wednesday evening at the school.
Dr. William Naso, chairman of the Trinity-Byrnes Board of Trustees, said it is an exciting time to be a part of the school.
“We are the fastest growing independent school in the Pee Dee region,” Naso said.
The school has 273 students.
“We’re really busting at the seams, and that’s why we’re here today,” Naso said.
Students are from throughout the region. Naso listed Hartsville, Darlington, Florence, Lamar and Cheraw as cities that students are from.
“We have built a school that is second to none in this region,” Naso said.
The 12,000-square-foot building features seven classrooms, two seminar rooms and one multipurpose room to also be used as a dining hall. Two of the seven classrooms are science labs. The building is designed to support advanced math and science teaching and technology for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
A reception was held in the new building after the ribbon cutting, and attendees toured the building.