Tupelo High School opens new gym

The gym also doubles as a storm shelter.

Posted: Oct 21, 2019 9:26 PM
Updated: Oct 22, 2019 2:31 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Tupelo High School hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday for its new gymnasium, which will also double as a storm shelter.

The school has already hosted some pep rallies in the facility, and the boys and girls basketball teams are already practicing there.

"We broke ground on this facility two Thanksgivings ago, the Monday after Thanksgiving, and it'll be two years, and we're excited, it's been worth the wait," said Tupelo High principal Art Dobbs.

The first games in the new gym are Saturday as the Golden Wave hosts a basketball jamboree.

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