Cambridge High School appears likely name for new high school.
Courtesy Candy Waylock; The Milton Herald.
October 31, 2011
MILTON, Ga. -- As expected, the Fulton County Board of Education is recommending the new high school in the city of Milton be named Cambridge High School. That name received the most votes from the naming committee last month, and traditionally the board accepts the top name.
Providence High School was the second choice of the committee.
The motion was approved for first reading at the Board's Oct. 20 meeting, and will be officially approved at the Nov. 17 meeting after sitting for 30 days before the community.
The motion for first read was approved with little comment from board members, aside from Katie Reeves, the board member who represents the area. She said high school redistrictings and namings are often an emotional time for a community.
"But at the end of the day, [the committee] considered over 30 names, but [came together] very quickly to focus on these two names," said Reeves. "I look forward to getting the naming accomplished and move forward with the colors and mascots so we can begin rallying the community behind [Principal] Ed Spurka."
The name "Cambridge" represents the communities of Cogburn, Alpharetta and Milton, along with the bridge that is present on the high school site.