Penhold Crossing Secondary is name of new school

Penhold Crossing Secondary School is the name of an eagerly awaited new Grade 7 to 12 school in Penhold.

Penhold Crossing Secondary School is the name of an eagerly awaited new Grade 7 to 12 school in Penhold.

Chinook’s Edge trustees formally adopted the name this week, following expensive community input, including a naming contest. They felt the name was a popular choice because it respects the historic importance of the area as a railway crossing, celebrates community partnerships, and suggests a “neighbourly culture” that awaits students when the school opens next September.

The school will join people from various communities and become a vibrant gathering place, said trustee Sherry Cooper.

The name is appropriate because it gives a sense of inclusion, said Mark Crawford, who will be the new school’s principal when it opens right next to the Penhold Multiplex.

Student Kenisha Steele anticipates having more option classes because of laboratory and wood working spaces in the new school. She also looks forward to being able to graduate in her own community.