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The votes are in: Anne Arundel community has chosen a name for their new school

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Posted at 7:50 PM, Aug 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-26 19:50:50-04

CROFTON, Md. — After gathering more than 400 votes, Anne Arundel County Public Schools has voted on a name for the first new high school in nearly four decades.

In a single round of voting, an overwhelming number of people voted for the winning choice. The name was among 75 up for consideration.

80.3 percent or 323 out of 402 people voted for the name Crofton High School.

James Stoddard High School finished second in the balloting with 4 votes. Seventeen other nominations received at least one vote each.

The winning name will be forwarded to the Board of Education for formal approval in September.

For a list of all the names that were under consideration, click here.

The new high school will be the County's first new high school building since 1982. It will open for students in grades 9 and 10 in September 2020 and expand by a single grade in each of the next two years.