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Alcorn Central campus sees major renovations

ACHS Principal Brandon Quinn shows off new lighting and paint in the school's gym.

Staff photo by Zack Steen

By Zack Steen

Daily Corinthian

GLEN — A lot is happening on the campus of Alcorn Central.

Among the major renovation and construction projects currently taking place are the new addition of classrooms in the elementary school and a facelift in several areas of the high school.

All this work, according to ACHS Principal Brandon Quinn, is playing a big role in the school's culture.

"It has all been very well received," said Quinn. "It's a huge part of student moral and pride. It's the culture we want to infuse throughout this campus."

Earlier this year Alcorn School District board members voted to borrow more than $4.2 million from a bond issue, with much of the money going to school repairs. Not only did Alcorn Central receive funds, but also Kossuth and Biggersville.

Quinn said ACHS has much to show following months of renovations.

"Students now have a new garage next to our Ag classroom, as well as new restrooms and weight room at the football field. The band hall has also been completely gutted and we've added new offices, lights, flooring and paint," he said.

Alcorn Central's high school gym got new lighting, fresh paint, new bleachers, that now sport large AC lettering, and air conditioning "" a luxury the basketball arena has never had to offer.

"Everyone who comes in and sees it says it looks good, but feels even better," Quinn said.

ACES Principal John Anderson said construction is moving quickly on the elementary campus.

"When this is complete, we will get four new second and third grade classrooms added on the west end of elementary building," said Anderson. "The addition will extend a hallway on the playground side of the campus."

Anderson said additional classrooms are needed due to the growth of student enrollment.

"Our pre-K, kindergarten and first grade classes enrollment has increased this year," he said. "Growth is a good thing for us."

New construction and remodel projects will continue on all county school campuses through the end of the year.