The nearly ten-year-old high school gymnasium has a new name.
At the Monday night school board meeting, a decision was made to call the gym the Dan Edwards Knight Center.
Edwards was the superintendent when the bond issue was approved to build the new facility.knight center
“He was the reason we got that gym,” Board member Jeanie Duncan said. “He worked and stayed with it. He is kind of forgotten. I would like to see him recognized.
“We want to start fixing it up on the inside and give it some graphics including the Knight logo,” explained superintendent Dwayne Noble. “For ten years we have just been calling it the new gym. It’s time to start calling it something else.”
The name, “Knight Center” will be placed on the outside of the gym and a plaque officially naming it the Dan Edwards Gymnasium placed inside.
Also recognized Monday night were Technology Students Association students. Instuctor Domonique Treagesser presented four of the students who won recent awards at contests. She said the first contest Feb. 23 team won second in leadership strategies, first place in coding and second and third in mass production.
A second contest last week saw Madison Byroads elected eastern region secretary. “That’s exciting. She gets to be a leader for the eastern part of Oklahoma.
Last Saturday we won third place for off the grid. A year ago, the group went to national contest for a similar win.
jones awardTreagesser also asked if the board would consider allowing a booster club to be organized.
The Monday night meeting was the final one for board member Casey Jones.
He was presented with a crystal plaque honoringhim for his time on the board.