In a unanimous decision, the School District 27 board chose Lake City Secondary School as the name for the new one school, two campus secondary school in Williams Lake Tuesday night.
Following a survey given to all students in grades 6 to 12 who are or will be attending the high school next year, the board chose the name from three finalists. The other possible names were Cariboo Central secondary and Cariboo Crossroads secondary.
The name Lake City had been added to the list during a regular board meeting held last week in 100 Mile House. At the same meeting the board finalized the names for the two campuses. Columneetza will be known as the Western Campus, and Williams Lake secondary will become the Carson campus. Both are named for the street on which they are situated and the lakecity resident the streets were originally named for.
“Names are important to us as individuals,” said superintendent Mark Thiessen. “A new identity and a fresh start is not a bad thing.”
“I think people will grab hold of the new name and run with it.”