South-Doyle High School dedicates new center to help students e

South-Doyle High School dedicates new center to help students excel

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"Improving our educational attainment across our state is critical for all students across the state," said donor and Radio Systems CEO Randy Boyd. "This is my alma mater, so it starts at home." "Improving our educational attainment across our state is critical for all students across the state," said donor and Radio Systems CEO Randy Boyd. "This is my alma mater, so it starts at home."
Thirty students have already been recruited to start using the center. Thirty students have already been recruited to start using the center.
"I really appreciate this," said SDHS freshman Jacob Dunn. "This is a very nice place for South-Doyle." "I really appreciate this," said SDHS freshman Jacob Dunn. "This is a very nice place for South-Doyle."

By JOSH AULT
6 News Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Students at one Knox County high school are going to have a new opportunity to do better in school.

The Boyd Center for Academic Excellence was dedicated at South-Doyle High School Friday morning.

The center was made possible by a very large donation.

The new center will provide students with additional instructional time through both online resources and individual tutoring, before and after school.

The center cost $125,000 to open. A majority of the money came from a school improvement grant.

A donation of $14,000 dollars was given for the center from South-Doyle graduate Randy Boyd, CEO of Radio Systems Corporation. It was named in his honor for the contribution.

"Improving our educational attainment across our state is critical for all students across the state," said Boyd. "This is my alma mater, so it starts at home."

Thirty students have already been recruited to start using the center.

School officials are providing a bus for transportation, and incentives like gift cards and iPads are being offered to motivate students to use these resources.

"I really appreciate this," said SDHS freshman Jacob Dunn. "This is a very nice place for South-Doyle."

"I can't thank Randy Boyd enough," said SDHS principal Tim Berry. "I hope we are able to inspire other business leaders to give back to their respected communities."

They are hoping to increase the number of students using the center to more than 50 in the next few weeks.

They were able to convert a loft area in the school that was being used as storage to create the center.

South-Doyle High School is not the first school in the county to have a center like this. West High School and Bearden High School also have similar centers.

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