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HCS names its new education facility

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School to be called Early College and Career Center

A new school aimed at college and career preparation was named Friday.

The Hardin County Schools board voted to name the district’s new center the Hardin County Schools Early College and Career Center.

The board discussed naming the building at a meeting earlier this month, but didn’t come to a decision at the time. Board member Michael Kinney suggested naming the building after Superintendent Nannette Johnston at that meeting.
Johnston addressed that suggestion in a decision paper regarding the issue on Friday’s agenda. Johnston said in the paper she would be honored by the decision, but she didn’t want to take away attention from the students. She wants the entire district to be recognized for its efforts in creating the new center.
“Knowing that I played role in this impact (on the community) is an honor for me,” she said in the paper.
In the document, a suggested abbreviation for the building is EC3. Johnston, at the previous discussion of the name, said there could be confusion between the center’s acronym, ECCC, and the neighboring Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s acronym, ECTC.
Community Relations Director John Wright said a nickname for the building likely will develop on its own.
The center is under construction on University Drive near ECTC. It’s scheduled to be completed in August 2014.

Kelly Cantrall can be reached at (270) 505-1747 or kcantrall@thenewsenterprise.com.