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Navarro ECHS celebrates its new name

Friday, October 4, 2019 by Tai Moses

Another Confederacy-associated school name bites the dust. Navarro Early College High School – formerly Lanier – will celebrate its new name with a parade, a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a new sign. Superintendent Paul Cruz, Trustee Ann Teich, Principal Steven Covin and Navarro family members will deliver brief remarks, followed by a celebration with light refreshments. The school is named in honor of U.S. Army Sgt. Juan P. Navarro, a former student who graduated from Lanier in 2007, joined the army and was killed in action in Kandahar, Afghanistan in 2012. Attendees are invited to stay for the family resource fair that is part of the Vikings Fest. Saturday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m. parade; 11 a.m. ceremony, Navarro ECHS, 1201 Payton Gin Road.



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