Posted: May 7, 2013 12:02 PM by KBZK
Updated: May 7, 2013 12:07 PM
BOZEMAN - Voting is open to name Bozeman's new elementary school.
Nine names are in the running. Click here to cast your vote.
The names vary from Meadowlark, after the state bird, to Caroline McGill, Montana's first pathologist who helped found Museum of the Rockies, to seven other names with local ties to the area.
Voting will close May 17. On May 28, a special meeting will be held where the results will be given to the Board of Trustees, which will make the final decision.
- Aspen Elementary School (Tree local to the area)
- Caroline McGill Elementary School (1879-1959, Montana's first pathologist; helped found the Museum of the Rockies, the School of Nursing at MSU and the 320 Ranch in Gallatin Valley)
- Granite Peak Elementary School (Tallest peak in Montana)
- Ida Davis Elementary School (1879-1962, Gallatin Valley Educator for over 50 years; Gallatin County Superintendent 1910-18; head of English Department and Mathematics Department GCHS; Supervisor of Montana State College 1930-35)
- Jeanette Rankin Elementary School (Born Missoula 1880-1973, first woman elected to serve in US Congress; Women's Rights Activist - her work helped pass 19th amendment)
- Meadowlark Elementary School (State bird of Montana; indigenous bird well-known for its cheerful call)
- Mike Mansfield Elementary School (1903-2001, US Navy, Army & Marine Corps; MSU Professor of History & Political Science; US Congressman; Longest Senate Majority Leader 1961-77; Longest serving American ambassador to Japan 1977-88; Presidential Medal of Freedom)
- Robert Frost Elementary School (American Poet regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life; received four Pulitzer Prizes for poetry; read a poem at John F. Kennedy's Inauguration)
- Spanish Peaks Elementary School (Oldest peaks in the Madison Range composed of 76,000 acres; full of rugged alpine peaks, abundant wildlife, hidden lakes & miles of forest)