Bishop visits Seton Catholic to bless new science labs

By Matt Porter

Syracuse Bishop Robert Cunningham visits Seton Catholic Central High School to bless new science labs.

April 26, 2013 Updated Apr 29, 2013 at 9:31 AM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Syracuse Bishop Robert Cunningham visits Seton Catholic Central High School to bless new science labs.

Seton raised $200,000 dollars to renovate the school's four science labs.

Cunningham, the leader of the Diocese of Syracuse, said the labs are important for the intellectual and spiritual growth of students.

"Science kind of helps us know and understand and enlightens us on the journey of faith," Cunningham said, "And we want our young people to know and fully appreciate science."

Smart boards and new computers were just part of the major overhaul.

Science teacher Diana Simpson said the new labs give students a competitive edge.

"Students are expected to be able to work with computers and probeware when they go on to college or a technical trade," Simpson said, "And so by having the new lab they are able to work with computers because we didn't have computers in the old lab."

The labs had undergone several minor renovations since they were first built more than 50 years ago.