A community crowdfunding drive to reimburse the costs of a 3D reconstruction of the original Kelso High School has seen overwhelming success, with the project now more or less remunerated.
The crowdfunding drive has seen $11,610 raised to date, which has nearly covered the $11,000 spent by ex-student Dr John Rouse to start the project and the $710 spent to source plans for the original school.
Former Kelso High teacher Hans Stroeve said the response from the community has been unbelievable.
"Over 80 people have donated to the cause thus far, with individual donations ranging from $10 to $2000," Mr Stroeve said.
"It all adds up, and its pretty amazing to see so many people express a fondness to relive their memories via a virtual reconstruction of the school."
Mr Stroeve has seen early drafts of the project, and said ex-Kelso students are in for a spectacular treat.
"It looks amazing, the roof slides away to show the building's beams, there's people walking up and down one of the quadrangles, I think this will blow people away," he said.
"There's still a lot to do, but we hope to see project reach the light of day within weeks."
Mr Stroeve said any extra donations will contribute to extra features for the project.
To contribute, visit the Kelso High School friends Facebook page or send a donation to account name H Stroeve, account number 68521 and BSB 882000.