In building construction, topping out is a builders' rite to place a tree or flag on top of the building. Traditionally it is held when the last beam is placed on a structure during its erection.

Panola College's Charles C. Matthews Student Center was topped out with a lit Christmas tree on Wednesday, December 10, 2014.

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(Pictured L to R) Panola College Board of Trustees - William Goolsby, Bobby Phillips, Glendell Chadwick, Kevin Smith, Evelyn Sharp, Dr. Greg Powell and Steve Williams

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Panola College board members and college administration take part in the Topping Out festivities

 

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Panola College board members listen to updates about the building process

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The tree is placed on top of the Charles C. Matthews Student Center for the topping outhsdec14

The backside of the new Health and Sciences Building 

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Inside the new Health and Sciences building

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