Canton High name change effort fails
CANTON, Miss. (WLBT) - Some of you wanted to change the name of Canton High School to Canton-Rogers High School.
It’s an effort to honor a prominent African-American educator from the days before integration.
The name change came up for a vote at tonight’s Canton Public School District meeting.
The vote was 2 to 2, with one board member absent, so Canton High School’s name will not change to reflect Professor Rogers.
Greg Cotton, a Canton citizen, says he started the effort in March.
He says he will try the name change again at the next board meeting.
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