Usher makes surprise appearance at Tyner, speaks to students

Usher makes surprise appearance at Tyner, speaks to students

February 27th, 2017 by Staff Report in Local Regional News

Usher Raymond

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

Usher Raymond speaking at Tyner.

Usher Raymond speaking at Tyner.

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

R&B superstar and Chattanooga native Usher Raymond made a surprise appearance speaking at Tyner Academy Monday morning.

According to sources, Usher says he's going to stick around and hang out with Tyner students for a little while.

In September, Usher performed at Dalewood Middle School, giving an outdoor concert and telling the crowd he misses Chattanooga. The star, born Usher Raymond IV, attended Dalewood before moving to Atlanta when he was 14 years old.

On that trip, he also visited Studio Everything, an art space on Glass Street, where he spent two hours talking to students.

In 2015, he visited Dalewood Middle, the Orange Grove Center and the Chattanooga Center for Creative Arts.

Students, teachers react to Usher popping up at Tyner to speak to students: