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WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MAKES USE OF NATURAL LIGHT WITH NEW DESIGN
It’s a clear, November
morning, a perfect day for
admiring the view of the salt
marsh from the fifth-grade
classroom on Wrightsville Beach Elementary School’s new second floor. The $7 million
renovation of the school’s original building and the addition of a second story, completed last
summer, was the final project authorized by the 2014 New Hanover County school bond.
BY AMANDA LISK
Above: Wrightsville Beach Elementary School students returned to a newly renovated two-story
building when in-person classes resumed last fall. Opposite: Sawyer Sherwood & Associate Architecture
included clerestory windows in the design to help light the second-floor corridor.