Friday, February 26, 2010

How Admiral King High School was named

Hey, don't miss my Letter to the Editor that ran in today's Morning Journal. My letter quotes part of an article that ran in the Journal back in February 1959 to shed a little light as to how Admiral King High School got its name in the first place. Contrary to the tacky email campaign underway right now to rename AKHS, a lot of effort went into the original campaign to get the school named after Admiral Ernest J. King.

If you don't have access to a printed Journal, you can read my letter online here.

No matter what the final name ends up being, at least a lot of people have written letters in support of keeping the name Admiral King High School. The momentum is definitely on the side of the Admiral, judging by the letters.

A nice compromise would be for the school to have "Lorain High School" as its name, and the  'Admirals' or the 'Kings' as its mascot. As long as Admiral King continues to be honored in some way by his hometown, I'll be happy.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Good job on the letter. I hope the name stays, if not, Admiral King needs to have a place in the new schools history.

Hoy hoy,

Jeff Rash