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Edney: Don't change name of Edneyville school

An Edneyville High School banner hangs at Bub Hyder's Puncheon Camp Creek Ranch. An Edneyville High School banner hangs at Bub Hyder's Puncheon Camp Creek Ranch.

It was only logical that Commissioner Michael Edney was the one to ask the question.


A native who traces his roots to a pioneering family of Henderson County and the eponymous farm community, Edney  was responding to a presentation by School Board chairman Ervin Bazzle that placed a new Edneyville Elementary School at the top of the board’s priority list for school construction. Costs per square foot have shot up from $127 to $203, an architect told the School Board, so the price will be high.
“If we spend a lot of money at Edneyville are you going to change the name like we did last time?” Edney asked.
He was referring to North Henderson High School, which replaced the old Edneyville High School in the early 1990s. Since then, people in the apple country have lamented that decision-makers at the time replaced the traditional high school name and its fierce Yellow Jacket mascot with a directional name and a Knight as a mascot. The school system's superintendent, David Jones, is an Edneyville native and graduate of Edneyville High School.

School Board Chairman Ervin Bazzle assured Edney there are no plans to change the name of Edneyville Elementary School even if its student go to class in a brand new schoolhouse.