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NEW CASTLE-CHRYSLER
(2007-11-05)
(wgvu) - FOUR YEARS AFTER CHRYSLER SOLD ITS NEW
CASTLE, INDIANA, PLANT, SCHOOL OFFICIALS ARE WEIGHING WHETHER TO
REMOVE THE WORD CHRYSLER FROM A HIGH SCHOOL'S NAME.
NEW CASTLE SCHOOL BOARD PRESIDENT MARILYN BOWMAN SAYS HE'LL PUSH
FOR NEW CASTLE CHRYSLER HIGH SCHOOL TO BE RENAMED DURING THE
BOARD'S NOVEMBER 12TH MEETING.
BOARD MEMBER RICHARD LEITCH SAYS HE DOESN'T SEE A REASON TO
CHANGE THE NAME NOW.
THE SCHOOL WAS NAMED WALTER P. CHRYSLER MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL
WHEN IT OPENED IN 1958.
THE BOARD VOTED TO CHANGE THE NAME TO NEW CASTLE HIGH SCHOOL IN
1979, ONLY TO CHANGE THAT DECISION A MONTH LATER AND RENAME THE
BUILDING NEW CASTLE CHRYSLER HIGH SCHOOL.

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