New Yates grand opening Oct. 16

Yates High School’s grand opening and library dedication will be held Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 2 p.m. at 3650 Alabama. The new $65 million facility includes a three-story academic wing with flexible core learning centers and a one-story, high-volume performance wing with an auditorium, fine arts and JROTC spaces, gymnasium and athletics area, large dining commons with floor-to-ceiling windows, and library space. The library dedication will honor namesake Hazel Hainsworth Young, a Yates High School teacher and counselor who was among the first teachers when the school opened in 1926.