Charleston’s Stonewall Jackson Middle School has new name

The beginning of a new era: Stonewall Jackson Middle school now has a new name.
The beginning of a new era: Stonewall Jackson Middle school now has a new name.(WDTV)
Published: Jul. 17, 2020 at 12:09 AM EDT
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -The beginning of a new era: Stonewall Jackson Middle school now has a new name.

The school will now be named West Side Middle School after a motion that passed 3-2 Thursday night.

The Board of Education made the selection after going over the results of a survey taken by the public.

Other names in the front running were Katherine Johnson Middle School, Charleston Middle School, Jack Perry Middle School, and Booker T. Washington Middle School.

A motion to name the school Katherine Johnson West Side Middle School was presented and failed.

The Kanawha County School Board had voted unanimously to remove the former name because of associations to the Confederacy and slavery.

Current students will be able to help pick out the school’s new mascot and colors.

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