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Knights To Nomads: HOMECOMING 2020

Featuring the NCHS Silver Knights.

We were back at The Castle Friday night for Homecoming. North Central Knights against the Great Falls Red Devils (who were exorcised 54-8). The Knights football team are having a fantastic season and congrats to them.

Me and Sam (he’s my assistant photographer/second shooter) could see the stadium lit up almost a mile away. We hadn’t been there yet for a game and were both very impressed with the upgrades to the rebuilt stadium. North Central has moved up in the world a bit. Well deserved if I do say so myself.

We’re proud of all of our kids after what they’ve been through this year. They’ve shown what they’re really made of. A lot of hardship and some extremely hard personal tragedies. And they’re still here. Fighting like always.

But…

I’m with the band.

I’m glad to be there. I’ve watched them develop over the last couple of years. They are literally award winning. And I love hearing them play.

So, without further ado (and because I’m running out of words) ladies and gentleman. The North Central Silver Knights.

Seegars

Knights To Nomads: Interlude

So we’re at a stall in the story. Nothing going on at all out on site this week. I have reached out to the Kershaw County School District to try and find out if I should get a picture of what it’s going to look like, or a peek at the plans. So today I strung together some of the old footage and included a short flyby of where were at today. Enjoy.

A lot of wind today and I think I have a warped propeller on the drone so that needs looking into.

Seegars

Knights To Nomads Part 10: The Gym

This weeks video is short. We are coming to the end of the old structure and it has taken a little over ten weeks for the demolition. I wonder if we will see a new building by the end of summer 2021?

It would be great for the students to return to The Castle at the beginning of a new school year.

Either way, when they do start the new building I’m going to be their filming it go up.

That’s it. That’s the post.

Seegars

Knights To Nomads: Part 9

I was lucky to get video today because the higher I got the more wind warnings I received. But I went on because, let’s face it, I’m not that smart.

The demolition has continued on and they’re coming up into the locker rooms at the old gym. When the gym falls this week (I’m supposing it will happen this week) the original Castle will be gone.

I noticed that the old slab floors are being torn out. This means a whole new footprint. I would LOVE to see the plans for the new school!

Anyway, you didn’t come here to read my ramblings.

Here’s the vid.

(Sorry about the volume this week. It was a quick edit and forgot about the volume.)

Seegars

Knights To Nomads Part 7

I went out this morning intending to get a lot more of the site but, with the winds being what they are and my drone being so light, it wasn’t a good idea to fly too high.

In fact, I started getting warnings shortly after 100’ in altitude. So this video is just a bit different. Lower to the ground, but at least this time I was able to get you inside parts of the building.

There isn’t a lot to look at right now. They’re finishing up the demolition on the cafeteria and office end of the school and then, I suppose, they’ll move on to the band/gymnasium section.

It’s rough to watch a place I called home for six years (yes, I was only there six year Jr. and Sr. High) being torn down. I’d like to hear from some more folks from my generation about how this is hitting them. I graduated in β€˜86.

I can’t wait, however, to watch as this school rises from the ashes so to speak. I’m wondering if we’ll have a new layout. Will it be expanded to fit the needs of the students and faculty?

What’s the plan?

Seegars

Knights To Nomads Part 5

The wife shared a post by Chad Dixon today and I’m glad someone else is interested in this like I am.

This is a part of our shared history, Knights. This will not return in the same form with the old spirit. No, the new Knights will have to build on a past that has lost its foundation. I would say pardon the pun but the foundation is all that’s left, really.

They’ll keep it going and so will I.

Thanks for reading and watching.

Seegars

Knights To Nomads Pt. 4

I’m sitting here waiting on video to upload to YouTube.

There’s not a lot to show this week. The major part of the original building on the northern end of the school has been mostly torn down. That would be the area of the school bus port.

I didn’t think this would bother me much but I’m slowly watching a part of me die. I spent some terrifying but great times in that building. I remember how intimidating it was for me my first day there. And now, it’s gone.

Nothing lasts forever.

Seegars

From Knights To Nomads: Pt. 3

Everybody has a hobby and I love drones and taking pics. Drones give a different perspective than you can get from the ground, obviously.

I love being able to get over a fence (without breaking any laws) and being able to see inside places I normally wouldn’t.

If you’re just catching up with me on these posts, our high school was hit by a tornado back in late January. It has been almost eight months.

This is us coming back.

I would say enjoy but this is more for information and letting the locals see what’s being done. Enjoy doesn’t seem to be the right word.

Some folks need this. I hope that here give people a little peace or closure. I know this affected a lot of people, both present and past students were hurt by this.

Seegars

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