'Murray Hill' gets OK as school name

November 18, 1996|By Howard Libit | Howard Libit,SUN STAFF

Sidestepping two controversies in the southeastern portion of Howard County, the school board has decided that its newest middle school will be named Murray Hill Middle School.

The decision ends almost three months of discussion on what to name the school being built off Gorman Road near Murray Hill Road. A school system committee had recommended in August the name Fairview Middle School, like the house at Gorman and Murray Hill roads, where Kingdon Gould III lives.

Some residents wanted the school named Rocky Gorge, the name they have recently adopted for the community. Other residents favored Scaggsville, the community's longtime name.

Board members sidestepped that debate and said they did not want to adopt the name of a house occupied by Gould, who has stirred controversy with a proposal to dig a quarry.

The school is to open next fall.

Pub Date: 11/18/96

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