Alumnus Marcus Lemonis Attends Blessing of Bridge he Helped Build
"The Lemonis Passage" is dedicated to his childhood best friends Mario Suerias & Michael Ortiz
The RV industry leader, Marcus Lemonis, who is the Chairman and CEO of Camping World and a 1991 graduate of Columbus took time from his busy schedule to visit the school for a special ceremony to bless the bridge that he helped construct on campus. "The Lemonis Passage", as it is called, connects the school's "B" and "C" buildings on the second floor.
“Columbus is about learning and growing, but most importantly about developing and maintaining life-long relationships and friendships”, said Marcus. When he agreed to help finance the bridge, his request was to dedicate it to the friends for life that students make in the halls and to include the names of his two best childhood friends and fellow 1991 CCHS grads on the bridge’s plaque - Mario Suerias and Michael Ortiz, who were both present at the event and are pictured above