By Bobbie Poynter
Following in the footsteps of other Knox County schools that have recently installed quarter-mile walking tracks, the Lynn Camp community wants to build one of its own. However, this track, which will incorporate both school campuses and much more, will be a full three-mile, 8 to 10-foot wide, asphalt trail.
“We already have the farm, the playground expansion, the new gym and even the older track at the elementary school,” said Lynn Camp Principal Anthony Pennington. “We want to tie the two campuses into one, to draw the schools and the community together. The idea is to improve the overall culture of the community. You improve your culture, you improve your academics.”
Gina Johnson, Community Education Director for Knox County Schools is applying for a grant from the Department for Local Government to pay for the new track. The approved grant could be up to a $10,000 matching grant, which means the community will have to match whatever amount the state approves.
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