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Board decides on new school name: Lake Roosevelt


A task that many thought would be difficult proved a piece of cake for th e school board Monday night.

Grand Coulee Dam School District Superintendent Dennis Carlson had asked the board to allow him to name a committee to come up with three possible names for the new K-12 school complex.

The board did him one better than that, as they proceeded to pick a name right then.

It’s Lake Roosevelt Schools: Lake Roosevelt High School, Lake Roosevelt Junior High and Lake Roosevelt Elementary.

There was little hesitation as board members expressed the fact that they liked what they had and couldn’t see any reason to change it.

Carlson, knowing that the naming of the school complex might be difficult, had decided that the way to do it was to get a committee of locals to decide the matter by coming up with three possible names for the board to consider.

It didn’t take five minutes for Director Susan Chaffee to move to approve the Lake Roosevelt name and Director Carla Marconi to second the motion.

Then it was history.

Carlson said it was good to make a decision because the district’s architect would have to decide how the names would go on the building.

Lake Roosevelt. Where have we heard that name before?

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