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Orchard Knob Middle School gets a fresh coat of paint

Thanks to a community partnership, Orchard Knob Middle School received a refresh just in time for the first day of school.

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Local artist Dannita Noble helped brighten up the school.

Photo provided by United Way of Greater Chattanooga

Thanks to a partnership with United Way of Greater of Chattanooga, Unum Group, and Hamilton County Schools, Orchard Knob Middle School received a colorful refresh to its hallways + locker rooms.

Through the Unum Healthier Communities Grant, the organizations brought on local artist Dannita Noble to design and paint murals throughout the school.

These colorful paintings are filled with affirmations with the hope that the revitalized spaces will offer “a fun atmosphere and provide encouragement to the students as they walk through.”

Along with the colorful additions to the school, two locker rooms were also deep cleaned + revitalized thanks to the help of volunteers and expertise from Elder’s Ace Hardware.

“Partnerships established with community partners will ensure that every community is served in Hamilton County Schools,” said Amara Alexander, principal of Orchard Knob Middle School. “We believe the words of affirmation and school pride featured in the artwork will inspire the students of OKMS for years to come.”

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