Everyone knows about the incredible turnaround that has occurred at McGavock High School, yet the outside hasn’t changed much at all since the school opened in 1971. As I worked to expand the mission of The Donelson Gateway Project to include beautifying figurative “gateways” into the community, we did three school projects at Two Rivers Middle School, Hickman Elementary and McGavock Elementary respectively. I’ve always wanted to do a large-scale project at McGavock High School, but knew it would take a dedicated planning and funding effort. Thanks to Gresham, Smith & Partners for creating the architectural rendering and for putting together the landscape design. We are well on way to raising the $10,000 needed for the landscape installation and are working with MNPS to address some of the maintenance / enhancement items that were suggested in the GS&P rendering. This is a milestone project for The Donelson Gateway Project and one that I have spent the past couple of years putting together. It will be a very special project to begin my first term as your next member of Metro Council for the 15th District. McGavock High School needs and deserves this investment and I’m very thankful for all of the donors who have supported this project. Special thanks to the early supporters – CMT, Dale & Associates, Hip Donelson, HJL Management, Metro Nashville Airport Authority and Piedmont Natural Gas. If you’d like to make a tax-deductible donation, please visit DGP’s website here.