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Possible Name Change for Milford High School

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MILFORD, Del.- Milford High School may be getting a name change. Earlier this week the Milford School District Board of Education voted unanimously in favor of adding onto the name and making it the Milford High School Justice Randy J. Holland Campus in honor of Justice Randy Holland.

Holland is a Delaware Supreme Court Justice that is known not just throughout the state of Delaware, but internationally as well. He is the youngest person to serve on the Delaware Supreme Court. Justice Holland is known for many reasons, including practicing law as well as writing and contributing to several books.

"Randy is a distinguished attorney. He's a real student of the law," said long time friend, David Burton. "At the same time he is a Milford man. He came from here."

Justice Holland grew up in Milford and attended Milford High School.

"The fact that he's a product of our school system we thought that it was appropriate to do that," said Milford School Board President Marvin Schelhouse.

Representative Kenton and Tom Draper, owner of WBOC and Fox 21 requested the name change to the board of education.

Schelhouse said the name change would not cost taxpayers anything. The change will be funded privately.

"He's one of the most prominent citizens of this town in the history of Milford," said Schelhouse. "The fact that he's a product of our school system we thought that it was appropriate to do that."

Public concern has caused the school board to host a special meeting to revisit the matter. The special meeting will be held Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Milford Middle School board room. The meeting is open to the public.

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