Ruskin High School hosts ceremony for new additions at its facilities

Posted at 8:46 AM, Nov 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-17 09:47:47-05

It’s a great day to be an Eagle!

A Ruskin High School Golden Eagle, that is!

Back in the spring of 2016, over 80 percent of voters in the Hickman Mills School District said “YES” to a $19 million bond proposal.

Now, on this Fall day, the community can celebrate.

Thursday morning at 9 a.m. at the high school, a beam will be signed and ground will be broken for improvements at the school.

The new weight room and locker room will soon be used by the athletes of this student body of about 1,000 young scholars.

New art and science spaces will be coming along soon, too. That’s where the iron beam comes in.

For many in the metro, Ruskin Heights automatically brings to mind the deadly tornado that tore through the area in May of 1957.

The Ruskin High School Gymnasium was one of the few buildings that survived the storm.

The old locker rooms are under that structure.

Now, nearly 60 years later, Ruskin High School and the entire Hickman Mills district, continue to move forward.

The Golden Eagles are soaring high today.




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