MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – A group of students is pushing for funding for a new school in Fraser.
Students at Trezevant Middle and High Schools campaigned Friday for funding in hopes of a better future for students.
Trezevant High School was built in 1960. The old Frazier School, now MLK Prep, was built in 1949.
For many students, it’s about more than just a new building, but one that will allow future generations to achieve.
“A future where our students are empowered by our judgmental and misunderstanding society to become great teachers, doctors and nurses,” said Tiffany Walker, a senior at Trezevant High School. “To be able to pursue our dreams without worry if we have the resources to make them come true. So that I can be proud of my future career path and have as many opportunities as possible.”
School board member Stephanie Love also attended to support the students’ efforts. He says they have been trying to build a new school for at least four years.
If the county commission approves the funding, Fraser Community School is expected to open during the 2026-27 school year.
District officials say Mayor Lee Harris supports funding for the new school.
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