The Tiger Roars Again
Drivers on Mount Pleasant’s West First and Edwards Streets can admire a refreshed and restored Tiger Country mural on the west side of the former Mount Pleasant High School gymnasium. Underwritten by a gift from Suzy and Jerry Boatner, both 1963 graduates of MPHS, the renewal of the Tiger sign honors all MPHS graduates. The sign was restored by artist David Freeman, himself a 1994 MPHS graduate.
“We want to thank the Boatners for their generous gift to the people of Mount Pleasant, and particularly to those who attended Mount Pleasant High when this building was the high school gym,” said Dr. Lynn Dehart, MPISD Superintendent of Schools. “This building and its mural are important parts of the history of MPISD schools. I’m pleased that, because of Suzy and Jerry’s gift, we have been able to restore the mural to its former glory.”