High School On Double-Duty After Tornado Gets New HGTV Coffee Lounge

By: April Davis
By: April Davis

A middle school that was supposed to get a makeover has gifted it to the local high school that took its students in after a tornado swept through the school and destroyed homes in Greene County April 16th.

It's not the big makeover Greene County Middle School needs following the tornado that destroyed the school, but it should give the school a boost - a caffeine boost. The school won the grand prize in Seattle's Best Coffee Company's brew-lanthropy contest, so HGTVs "Design on a Dime" star Frank Fontana is in town, giving the staff a made-over coffee lounge, free coffee for a year, and a $5,000 donation. It's just the latest good thing to come from such devastation.

"Even before this happened, we had all sorts of other stuff happening, people just opening their hearts to help our students and our staff get ready to have students come back to finish our school year," said Assistant Principal Leigh Corbin.

The makeover is happening at Greene Central High School now since that's where the middle school has been holding classes since the tornado. When the middle school moves back to its building in 2012, the staff will leave the remodeled break room behind, as a gift to the high school staff that has been so welcoming to the middle school.


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