Sarah Beckett, Westhills, and an Indigenous name are the top three picks for the new elementary and middle schools coming to West Langford by Sept 2022. (Twitter/@SD62)

Sarah Beckett among top three name choices for two new Sooke District schools

Westhills and an Indigenous name rounds out top picks for new name

The most popular potential names for two new schools coming to Langford are Sarah Beckett, Westhills, and an Indigenous-inspired name, according to newly released survey results.

In October, the Sooke School District asked for public input on what they should name their new elementary and middle school, in preparation for its opening in September 2022.

Sarah Beckett was a West Shore RCMP officer killed in the line of duty on April 5, 2016. Her name led the elementary school polls with an overall 2.5-star rating out of five.

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Westhills trailed closely behind with 2.4-star approval and an Indigenous-inspired name at 2.2 stars.

The elementary school survey received more than 1,100 participants, nearly 600 comments, and more than 34,200 ratings of other name suggestions.

Westhills tied with Sarah Beckett for the top spot in the middle school polls with matching 2.3-star ratings. Calls for an Indigenous name specific to the community came in third once again at 2.2.

The school board will make a final decision on school names early in the new year.

Take a look at the full results from the survey at bit.ly/elementaryschoolresult and bit.ly/middleschoolresult.

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