MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) -- Groundbreaking was held Monday for a new building at Williamson High School.
The Lonnie G. Johnson Educational Complex will be used for robotics and technology. It's named after a Williamson graduate who went on to become an engineer and invent one of the world's best selling toys, the Super Soaker.
Dr. Johnson said the new complex is a great addition for his Alma Mater.
I don't have words to describe, to convey my feelings about today. Seeing everybody step up and embrace the idea of a robotics program and technology center at Williamson High School and the impact that it's going to have on the kids... I'm overwhelmed, I don't have words to describe it," he said.
Dr. Johnson was also the guest speaker for Monday's groundbreaking festivities.