|Published:||Jul 28, 2012 5:54 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Jul 28, 2012 5:54 PM EDT|
LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - Like a nervous actor backstage, Principal Alane Adams quickly scrambles minutes before she greets her large awaiting crowd.
"My biggest nightmare was that nobody was going to show," Adams said, speaking of the groundbreaking of the Tortuga Preserve Elementary School.
"Apparently the word got out."
Tortuga Preserve along Gunnery Road in North Lehigh is the newest STEM school, specializing in Science and Math. Marsha Davidson and her daughters Alexandra and Morgan were among the first to arrive to the ribbon cutting and tour on Saturday afternoon.
"What the idea is for schools like this, is to encourage children to compete with kids in other parts of the world," said Davidson, who recently moved to the area from Coral Springs in Broward County.
Davidson hopes her daughters will get a solid education to prepare them for careers in science and technology.
"It may open doors for them to think about careers that they probably didn't think about before."
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