The Horry County Board of Education voted Monday to review the names, colors and mascots for the three new schools being built in the area.
The proposed name for the new middle school in Carolina Forest is Ten Oaks Middle School. The proposed mascot is the Silver Fox, and the colors are burgundy, black and silver.
The name comes from the “10 majestic oak trees growing in a circle in the nearby General Isaac Huger Park,” according to the naming committee. The park is named after Revolutionary War Gen. Isaac Huger, who received around 1,000 acres of land in the area in 1771 from the king of England. He later fought against the British alongside Francis Marion and Peter Horry in the Revolutionary War.
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According to the naming committee, some trees in the area near the new school may be up to 300 years old.
The proposed name for the new Socastee-area middle school is just that: Socastee Middle School. The proposed mascot is the Warriors, and the colors are black and gold.
The St. James-area intermediate school has been named St. James Intermediate School. The proposed mascot is the Sharks, and the colors are white and blue, the same as St. James High School.
Final approval for the St James Intermediate School mascot as well as the colors, names and mascots for the Carolina Forest-area middle school and the Socastee-area Middle School will go before the school board in January.
The new Socastee Elementary School and Myrtle Beach Middle School are both replacement schools and did not require new naming committees.
Christian Boschult, 843-626-0218, @TSN_Christian