Humes High School is getting a gift from the King of Rock and Roll. A new music and media center is being built at Humes Middle School, Elvis Presley's Alma Mater. Humes principal Michael Bates says the room will be used to teach the kids about where they live.
Bates says, "Well, we plan on using it this school year as a part of our performing arts as well as our history programs, so we can kind of tie in our geographic location to Downtown Memphis and Memphis music."
The room will be done in time for back-to-school on August 14th. It will also be an attraction for fans visiting Memphis during Elvis week next month.
Elvis Presley Enterprises has partnered with the Memphis City Schools' 'Adopt-a-School' program. It has been helping Humes since the 1980's.