Taylor Swift's Former High School Names Its Auditorium After Her
Last year, Taylor Swift made a major donation to her former high school, and now her Hendersonville, Tenn. alma mater is giving back to the 20-year-old country star by renaming its auditorium after her.
Taylor only completed her freshman and sophomore years at the school, but the auditorium where she performed clearly holds a special place in her heart. In 2009, Taylor donated $75,000 to Henderson High School so they could get new sound and lighting systems for the space.
The school board's chairman, Don Long, made it clear that the decision was theirs and Taylor did not ask the school to change the name of the auditorium. We think the honor is well deserved. Taylor has been an active philanthropist since her career took off, donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to the American Red Cross, victims of the Nashville floods and various schools around the country.
Taylor left Henderson High just before releasing her self-titled debut album in 2006. She released 'Fearless' two years later, and we all know what happened next. Now the singer-songwriter is ready to release her third album, 'Speak Now,' on October 25. Want to hear a sneak peek? Check out snippets of four songs from the album on XfinityTV.com or Comcast On Demand, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, October 4.%Poll-53446%