El­e­men­tary school stage where Elvis sang ren­o­vated

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

TU­PELO, Miss. - One of the first stages Elvis Pres­ley sang on has been re­fin­ished dur­ing the ren­o­va­tion of the au­di­to­rium at his el­e­men­tary school in Mis­sis­sippi. North­east Mis­sis­sippi Daily Journal re­ported Fri­day the rock ‘n’ roll king was a stu­dent at Lawhon El­e­men­tary School dur­ing the early 1940s. Re­cent ren­o­va­tions also in­cluded restora­tion of the au­di­to­rium’s orig­i­nal hard­wood floors and seats. Tu­pelo pub­lic schools main­te­nance di­rec­tor Kirk Kitchens says an au­di­to­rium seat has been marked where a young Pres­ley sat. An­other seat is en­graved, “Elvis was here.’’ Elvis Pres­ley Birth­place em­ployee Judy Schumpert says Pres­ley’s time at Lawhon was in­stru­men­tal in help­ing him pur­sue mu­sic as a boy. Schumpert says Pres­ley’s fifth-grade teacher, Oleta Grimes, en­tered him in his first tal­ent com­pe­ti­tion.

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