Enquirer Herald

New school names to be chosen Oct. 20

Clover students will play a part in naming their new schools.

Assistant Superintendent Ron Wright held a naming contest last week with the students who will attend the new elementary and middle school next fall. Students offered a variety of suggestions, which will be tallied up this week and presented to the school board at its Oct. 20 meeting.

The board is expected to decide on a name then, Wright said.

The district won't release any of the suggestions before they go to the board's review, but Wright said they'll have plenty to choose from.

If the board chooses a name submitted by a student, that child will win a $50 savings bond and $25 VISA gift card, Wright said. If multiple students submit the same name that's picked by the board, the winner will be decided by a random drawing.

"It was a fun contest," said Wright, admitting some of the proposals were a little off the cuff. "You know, kids will be kids. It's been interesting."

-- Shannon Greene, Enquirer-Herald