Lawton High School officially celebrated recent improvements to its campus Monday afternoon with a short ribbon-cutting ceremony.
LHS dedicated a two-story, 12-classroom wing added to the high school with money raised by a half-cent city sales tax approved by voters in in 2009 to benefit Lawton Public Schools. The new addition also includes a computer lab and a science lab.
LHS Principal Jerri Manning said the new addition allowed her school to retire 10 portable classrooms.
"We are thrilled," she said.
After a ribbon-cutting ceremony that involved members of the LPS administration and Board of Education, as well the LHS Student Council and representatives of the Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce Red Coat Ambassadors, attendees toured the new facility.
LHS was also celebrating refurbishments to the school's gymnasium and auditorium, which were completed with a grant from the McMahon Foundation.
The gym has new bleachers and remodeled restrooms. The auditorium has new seats and some new curtains and audio-visual equipment.