New Volney Rogers Middle School opens

YOUNGSTOWN — Volney Rogers Middle School was named after a visionary, “and that’s the direction this school will follow,” vowed Principal Diane Hunsbarger, moments before the ribbon-cutting that officially opened the new building.

She was referring to Volney Rogers, the founder of Mill Creek Park.

“We need to move forward and get our students where they need to be,” Hunsbarger said.

The new school has something that Rogers, born more than 160 years ago, could not have dreamt about.

“This building is fabulous,” with top-notch technology, she told a crowd of more than 100 gathered Wednesday for the opening ceremony.

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