Sioux City Students Vote For New School Name

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Students at two Sioux City elementary schools are getting the final say on what to name a new school.

The Sioux City Journal reports students at Washington elementary voted on potential names Monday and Whittier elementary students will vote Tuesday.

Both schools will close after the new elementary opens in August 2015.

Although the students will select the new name, parents and teachers also had a role. They established a list of 14 names, and then narrowed that down to seven. School staffers then chose four options, which were presented to students.

At Washington on Monday, students voted at desks shielded by cardboard dividers and placed ballots in a voting machine provided by the city.

The winning name likely will be presented to the school board in May.

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