Renovations scheduled for local high school

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Updated: 5/15/2013 7:52 pm
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- Tupelo High School has the largest enrollment in Mississippi, and those numbers create challenges.

The high school is wasting no time this summer to have work done to help enhance the students learning experience.

It can get very crowded when around 2,000 students attempt to eat lunch within a 2 hour and 15 minute window. 

Tupelo High School is going to expand and remodel the cafeteria, and also have an amphitheater constructed right outside the cafeteria.

"This will ease and help with the time. [It will] allow for more instructional time during the school day instead of you know time for students that have to get in for lunch," said Principal Jason Harris.

Students say the expansion project gives them reason to be excited about returning back to school in August. 

"The cafeteria always gets pretty crowded during the day. This 2,000 square foot expansion should be really nice. It's going to be a great senior year. And, the amphitheater they're making should be really nice," said student Kyle Holliman.

"The amphitheater will be good on pretty days like this. Sometimes we like to go outside you know. It will be fun to go outside instead of sitting in the cafeteria," student Sam Smallwood said. 

Older roofs on fourteen buildings will also undergo repair work. 

"We have a few repairs done to our roofs. Just some general maintenance to keep up with the asthetics of the functionality of the school," Harris added.

Construction work begins 24 hours after the final day of school. 
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