I have wondered for some time what they would name this school, and an elementary school they are building in the same area. I always thought that it would be cool if they named the school after my Minorcan family (Pacetti) in some way.
At a school board meeting last Tuesday, these were the main proposals for the two schools:
Ward's Creek Elementary School
World *choke* Golf *gag* Village Elementary School
Pacetti Bay Middle School
Fairways Middle School
....And the winners are....
WORLD GOLF VILLAGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
PACETTI BAY MIDDLE SCHOOL
It's a good thing that Pacetti Bay beat out Fairways, because I would just have to go bang my head on a brick wall if they caved in to naming BOTH schools after golf...
I look at it this way...
Golf has been in Mill Creek for 8 years.
Pacettis have been in Mill Creek for 203 years.
Thank God they let us keep this little sliver of culture in a place where culture is being forced out to make way for fairways and "World Golf."
You can read the whole story at http://staugustine.com/stories/041107/news_4525033.shtml.
I'll have more on this tomorrow with:
- The significance of Pacetti Bay.
- My comments on "World Golf Village" beating out "Ward's Creek"