Gambrills, MD — The votes are in, and community members who participated in the public meeting to voice their opinion on what to call the new Crofton Area High School have a clear favorite. 

A full 80 percent of those voting (323 of the 402 people who participated) like Crofton High.

It was one of 75 names up for consideration at a meeting held at Crofton MIddle School. In addition to the vote, the new high schools principal, Kathryn Feuerherd, introduced herself to the crowd, spoke about her plans for the new school, and introduced newly-hired staff members.

Suggestions for naming the school were submitted online and ranged from Edgar Allan Poe High to Barack Obama High. (Barack Obama High was not eligible since only those who have been deceased for more than three years could be considered.)  You can click here to view the full list.

James Stoddard High School finished second in the balloting with 34 votes. Seventeen other nominations received at least one vote each.

The new school will open for students in grades 9 and 10 in September 2020 and expand by a single grade in each of the next two years.