The Murfreesboro School Board has approved a name for the next city school. Drumroll please…
Murfreesboro City Schools Spokesperson Lisa Trail told WGNS that school number 13, which is in the Blackman area, will be called Overall Creek Elementary. Trail explained that possible school names were submitted to the Murfreesboro City Schools and later picked by a specially appointed group.
The special naming committee had over fifty names to pick from prior to narrowing the list down to two, according to Trail. Those final two names included Overall Creek Elementary and Westside Elementary. The school that will be on Mooreland Lane will open in July of 2014.
On a side note, the school is on land that was donated by the Swanson family in Murfreesboro. Joe Swanson Elementary was one of the names submitted to the schools for consideration.
Some of the proposed names for the new school included (not a complete list):
Big Springs, Cannonsburgh, Colony, Veterans, Creekside, King, Overall Creek, Overall Point, Overall, Stones River, Swan Heights, Middleboro, Forest Heights, Champion & Sunshine.
Other suggestions honored people both living and deceased (not a complete list):
James A Ridley, Rhea Seddon, John Hood, Bart Gordan, Newton Cannon, Joe B. Jackson, Dana Swick, Fletcher Freeman, Gloria Bridgeman, Delores Doyle, Joe Swanson, Liz Rhea, Lon Neull, John Hodge Jones, E.B. Hunt, and James Buchanan.
Lisa Trail, Director of Communications, Murfreesboro City Schools
More Information on New City School HERE