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Forest Hill High School Auditorium Transformed into Newly Renovated Performing Arts Center

February 6, 2023

Forest Hill High School, affectionately known as the University of South Jackson, is proud to announce the completion of its newly renovated state-of-the-art auditorium. The school’s new performing arts center includes a 465-seat auditorium, expansion to the stage, new lighting, renovated dressing rooms, new aisle carpet, a 24-foot projection screen, and a new audiovisual system. Other recent renovations at the school are new lighting in the band hall and art classrooms, new carpet, and painting.

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New Audiovisual Room New Stage Lighting

 

“My staff, scholars, parents, and I are elated to have this space,” said Principal Torrey Hampton.  “The renovation of our auditorium allows our scholars to have a formal assembly not held in the cafeteria or our coliseum. Secondly, it allows our music, drama, and art departments a space where the talents of our scholars can be showcased to our community.”

   

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Principal Torrey Hampton giving a tour of the new auditorium Forest Hill scholars, Kyra Williams, Rodriquez Spicer Jr. and Briana Wallace are excited to be able to perform in the newly renovated auditorium. New LED lighting on stage

 

The cost for this renovation was approximately $1,720,000. The renovations are a result of a $65 million bond that was passed by taxpayers in 2018.

In February 2022, Forest Hill hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate renovations to restrooms, the library, heating and ventilation, air conditioning units, science labs, and updates to the school's coliseum.

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