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Christina Board Approves Recommendation to Name New Building - Maurice Pritchett, Sr. Academy

Rendering of the new school - Maurice Pritchett, Sr. Academy

We are pleased to announce that the Christina School District Board of Education voted during its monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 12 to approve a recommended name for the new Bancroft school building. After careful consideration, the name chosen for the new construction will be the Maurice Pritchett, Sr. Academy.

The Maurice Pritchett, Sr. Academy is named in honor of the late Maurice Pritchett, Sr., a highly respected educator with an impressive 30+ year career. Mr. Pritchett served as the former school principal of Bancroft, making a lasting impact on students, staff, and the wider community. His dedication and commitment to education have left an indelible mark on our district.

By naming the new school after Mr. Pritchett, we aim to pay tribute to his legacy and ensure that his contributions to the education field are forever remembered. The Maurice Pritchett, Sr. Academy will stand as a symbol of excellence, providing a nurturing learning environment for future generations of students.

We are excited about this new chapter in our district's history and the opportunities that lie ahead for our students. The Maurice Pritchett, Sr. Academy will continue to uphold the high standards of education and support that our community has come to expect from the Bancroft School.

We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Pritchett family for their support and willingness to allow us to honor Mr. Pritchett in this manner. Their generosity and understanding have made this naming possible.

We look forward to the official unveiling of the Maurice Pritchett, Sr. Academy in Fall 2024 and invite you to join us in celebrating this momentous occasion. Keep an eye out for further details regarding the unveiling ceremony and other commemorative events.

Thank you for your ongoing support as we strive to provide the best possible education for our students.

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