UNION GAP, Wash. - La Salle High School of Yakima dedicated its new Gamache Science Center on Monday with students, staff, parents, and community members all in attendance.
The service was lead by members of the Catholic Church including the Bishop of Yakima and the Archbishop of Chicago, who was visiting the Valley and previously held the post of Bishop of Yakima.
Cardinal Francis George blessed the new facility and said the center will help students at the school learn both religious and scientific teachings.
Cardinal George said the center will help students to graduate with both a religious and scientific education.
"We not only learn about matter that can be measured," said the cardinal. "We learn about spirit that can't be and so you put them together because all of us are both spirit and matter and that unity of vision is what makes this school truly catholic."
The $3.2 million building was made possible primarily by a $1 million donation form the Gamache family.