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SPOOKY FAMILY–Montgomery County High School students perform “The Addams Family” for the 32nd Dr. Robert Haynes Spring Musical. Wednesday Addams, left, played by senior Karisma Keeton, has fallen in love with a seemingly normal boy, and he’s coming to meet the family. The cast includes sophomore Marvin Montague as Lurch, senior Tristina Salmon as Morticia Addams and Allen Reed as Gomez Addams. Complete details under the community section on this page.

New school to be named Northview Elementary
By Tom Marshall
Senior Advocate writer

The Montgomery County Board of Education reached a consensus Tuesday night to name the new elementary school Northview Elementary.
Final approval must be given at next Tuesday’s regular board meeting.
Northview was among the more than 300 suggestions made during a public survey in March of potential names.Montgomery County Intermediate School is being converted into an elementary for next school year.

The board discussed possible names at a special meeting Tuesday.
Board members were asked to list their top choices and Northview was mentioned by four of the five board members. Board chair Alice Anderson served as an arbiter over the process and did not make any suggestions.

The final four names under consideration were Northview, Montgomery County Elementary, Northside Elementary and Montgomery County North Elementary.

Anderson noted that the school has a hilltop view of the area.
Deputy superintendent Jack Culross did a computerized search of school names at the meeting and said he could find no other school in the state named Northview.

Superintendent Matt Thompson said there are numerous schools across the state named either Northern or Northside.

Montgomery County Elementary received 49 votes, the most of any under consideration, during the survey process. Judy Elementary received 16 votes, Silver Creek Elementary had 12 and Indian Mound Elementary garnered 11 votes.

Silver Creek and Old Silo were also under consideration during Tuesday night’s discussion.

The original plan was for the school to be an elementary before those plans changed and the school became an intermediate for fifth and sixth grade students.

During the planning process prior to construction the school was referred to as North Elementary.

The school will become the district’s fourth elementary school. The others are Mapleton Elementary, Camargo Elementary and Mt. Sterling Elementary.

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