New animal sciences lab unveiled

With the unveiling of a larger, more conducive learning space Tuesday, no longer will animal sciences students at the Ohio Hi-Point Career Center feel like mice in a small cage studying those or any of the other animals cared for as part of the popular program. 

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ABOVE: Destiny Shinkle, left, and Dakota Horton show off a sugar glider Tuesday during the opening of the new animal sciences lab. The sugar glider is one of several native Ohio animals at the lab. HOME PAGE SLIDE SHOW PHOTO: Administrators, staff and students joined community leaders Tuesday for a ceremonial ribbon cutting of the new animal sciences building at the Ohio Hi-Point Career Center. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | NATE SMITH)

“Our entire classroom building was basically the size of this animal room,” said Dakota Horton, a senior animal sciences student from Benjamin Logan as she surveyed a lab room that also stores approximately 50 cages of animals including mice, a sugar glider and chinchilla.

Hi-Point administrators, students, staff, board members and community leaders attended a ceremonial ribbon cutting staged Tuesday at the new animal sciences building. 

Superintendent Dr. Rick Smith said about $500,000 was spent revamping a former Clark State adult education building on Hi-Point’s main campus and turning it into an animal sciences laboratory.   

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