The Douglas Arno Building at Upper Kennebec Valley Junior/Senior High School in Bingham. Submitted photo

BINGHAM — Upper Kennebec Valley Junior/Senior High School in Bingham dedicated a newly renovated workshop and classroom building to Douglas Arno on Oct. 11.

The building, which had been used for storage for over a decade, was returned to student use through an extensive renovation designed by Wentworth Partners and Associates of Skowhegan. Construction work was completed by BNF Building Contractor of Moscow.

The building is now equipped with an exercise room, a large classroom and a student workshop.

The space is being used for hands-on projects in Valley’s growing programs in agricultural education, wildlife studies, outdoor education and STEAM.

Arno was a lifetime resident of Bingham who died in 2019. He created a scholarship fund for the students of Bingham.

The Douglas L. Arno Memorial Fund provides a student from each graduating class with a $10,000 scholarship.

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