Greater Essex County District School Board 451 Park Street West, Windsor ON N9A 6K1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 20, 2021
Contact: Public Relations Officer Scott Scantlebury
Phone: 519-255-3200 ext. 10224
School Name Selected
- new high school in Amherstburg -
The new high school, under construction in Amherstburg, will be known as North Star High School when it opens in September of 2022.
Greater Essex County District School Board Trustees voted during their October public meeting to accept the name - one of 4 put forward by a school naming committee.
The North Star is a nearly fixed point in the sky used in manual navigation. It was a directional beacon for people escaping slavery in the United States via the Underground Railroad and has great symbolic importance in North American Indigenous cultures.
The school communities of General Amherst High School and Western Secondary School, which will be combined at North Star High School will now determine the school's colours, nickname and mascot.
For more information contact Public Relations Officer Scott Scantlebury @ 519-255-3200 ext. 10224.