COLUMBIA - Hickman High School opened their new gymnasium Tuesday. The facility is funded under the $120 million Bond Project from 2010.
The old gymnasium was about 55 years old. It will still be in use for physical education classes and some athletic practices.
Hickman High School Athletic Director Doug Mirts went to Hickman High School and is excited to be a part of the new facility. "We are really excited to have this new facility. We now will be able to have competitions here now," said Mirts.
After the ribbon cutting Tuesday, Hickman High School Junior Varsity Basketball and Varsity Basketball will play Rockbridge High School for an inaugural game.
Under the same Bond Project, Hickman High School also renovated its football stadium, as well as developed new career center classrooms. All three of these projects are early for completion and under budget.
Other renovations under the Bond Project include the new Rockbridge High School gymnasium, a new elementary school, and air conditioning updates for various schools.