Recently Grand Terrace had a chance to name two new entities.
The first involved our new senior center, which is under construction. Some suggested that it be named after the woman who has run the existing facility, without compensation, for 20 years. She denied the honor with grace and class because she felt it belonged to the city, and thus the Grand Terrace Senior Center was named.
Then there was a vote to name the planned high school in Grand Terrace ("Board OKs name for new high school," March 13). The Colton Joint Unified School District trustees voted to name it after a retired board member.
Grand Terrace residents were able to name the senior center, above, but did not get to christen the town's new school.
Grand Terrace has fought for a high school for years, and many residents would have loved to have the new school named Grand Terrace High School. This would let others know that we have our own high school, the same privilege enjoyed by Colton High School, Bloomington High School, San Bernardino High School, Redlands High School, Yucaipa High School and so on.
Understandably, the members of the board would like to honor a retired board member, but could they name the gymnasium, administration building or football field after this person instead?