New Lehi elementary school named
The name of Lehi’s newest elementary school pays tribute to the area’s geography and American history.
The Alpine School District Board of Education unanimously voted Tuesday evening to name the school, located at 3501 W. 2450 North, Liberty Hills Elementary School.
“I like the name because it reminds us of our liberties and our freedom and the importance of protecting those and how important education is to improve our citizenry, and that in turn preserves our liberties,” said Scott Carlson, a member of the school board, following the vote.
The school will open in the fall.
The school’s naming committee received about 400 responses for names. The names were whittled down to three finalists — Clearview Elementary School, Liberty Hills Elementary School and Morningbrook Elementary School — and presented to the school board for a vote.
Names submitted from students included Jazz Elementary School, South Pole Elementary School, Hogwarts Elementary School and Sprinkles and Ice Cream Elementary School.
The school’s community heavily preferred the Liberty Hills Elementary School option, according to information brought before the board earlier this month.
Members of the Alpine School District Board of Education voiced support for the name.
“That one really resonates with me because there are so many wonderful possibilities for faculty and students to follow up with that name,” said Sara Hacken, a member of the school board.