What's In a Name? School-to-School Connections!

by Merritt Frey, Executive Director

 Judge Memorial Middle School under construction in September. We plan to complete construction by October 31.

Judge Memorial Middle School under construction in September. We plan to complete construction by October 31.

This summer we finalized fundraising for Mali Rising school #23 in the little village of Sankama. This was truly a group effort, with donations from high school studentswalkers, the Trujillo family, our Builders Society, support from the Pete and Arline Harman Trust, and many others. Now a school is nearly complete in Sankama, and we’re happy to announce the winner of naming rights for the school!

Every gift of $100 entered donors into a drawing to win the right to name the new school. With so many people coming together for this school, there was a lot of anticipation. Drum roll please….

The students of Judge Memorial High School in Salt Lake City, Utah are our winners! These students worked together to raise more than $4,300 for the school, and now their connection to the school is even stronger.

After much discussion, it was decided to keep things simple and name Sankama’s school Judge Memorial Middle School. We congratulate the students of Judge Memorial High School, and look forward to fostering a relationship between the two schools for years to come.