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New school name creates hiccup
Some secondary students in Williams Lake who are trying to register for university are running into roadblocks because the new Lake City Secondary school name hasn’t filtered down to the universities yet.
“Lake City Secondary has been registered with the Ministry of Education, but we have heard the same concern regarding students not having Lake City Secondary as a “present school” option when they are applying to universities,” says School District 27 Superintendent Mark Thiessen. “We are looking into it.”
Last spring Columneetza and Williams Lake grades 8 to 12 secondary schools were amalgamated into one grades 7 to 12 secondary school operated on two campuses.
The name Lake City Secondary was chosen for the new school.
The campus names were also changed in the spring to Western and Carson campuses to reflect the street location of each campus.
Oct. 22 school trustees changed the campus names back to the former secondary school names Columneetza and Williams Lake campuses after being lobbied by the public to do so, and reviewing their earlier decision on the name changes.