TAMPA — A new Hillsborough County elementary school that will open next fall is one step closer to a name.
After seeking community input, the school district has received 130 nominations as varied as “Muppet” and “Barack Obama.”
The school board is scheduled to officially name what is being called “Elementary School A” on Tuesday. The board will meet at 5 p.m. in the board room at 901 E. Kennedy Blvd.
Other nominations include two Tampa police officers killed in the line of duty, Dave Curtis and Jeff Kocab; the late Tampa Bay Buccaneers hall of famer Lee Roy Selmon; University of South Florida President Judy Genshaft; military veterans; U.S. presidents; and educators.
Here is the complete list of nominations:
ABC Hunter, Angelo, Aspen, Henry James Ballard Sr., Alfred Barnes, Sue A. Battles, Bay Area, Bayou, Bayside, Malcolm E. Beard, Brenda E. Bermudez Sandoval, Blackstone, Florence Blair, Edward W. Bok, Rowena Ferrell Brady, Carolyn Bricklemyer, Bright Bay, Candy Sue Bryant, Becky Burgue, Jennifer Cabarello, Frances Carothers, Phillip Carr.
Also, Herbert Carrington, Dr. Benjamin S. Carson Sr., Jimmy Carter, Cesar Chavez, Hillary Rodham Clinton, William Clinton, John B. Cox, Rev. William R. Cruz-Ginorio, Curtis-Kocab, Cypress Lennard, Dallas, Warren Hope Dawson, Julia De Burgos, Dickman, Jeff Eakins, Einstein, Ronald Ellis, Emigrantes, Escuela Academica, Crosby Few, Fifty American Stars, Lyle R. Flagg, Clarence Fort, Pat Frank, Chief David Friedberg, James Gatlin.
Also, Dr. Judy Genshaft, Robert L. Gilder, Joseph L. Green, Harold H. Griffin Jr., Sylvia C. Grinan, Gulf Breeze, Lamar Hammer, Harbor, Corporal Ferrandy Henderson, Isabella Herrera, Army SPC David Hess, Hetalia!, Hope, Thomas Jefferson, Gus Richard Jimenez, Justice, Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, H.D. Grady Kickladder, Luther King, Kings, Dr. Jack R. Lamb, Lennard, Lennard Jr.
Also, Liberty, Lincoln, Little Lennard, Little Longhorns, Little Manatee, Longhorn, Manatee, Janett S. Martin, Nellie B. May, Saul Merritt, Dr. George McAnelly Miller, Muppet, Randolph Myers Sr., New Beginnings, New Era, Ninos para un futuro, Barack Obama, Esperanza Ortiz, Kenneth Otero, Scott Paine, Rosa Parks, Pine Creek, Randy Poindexter, Christopher Reeve, Richardson, John D. Rockefeller, Ronald, Royal, Ruskin Tomatoes, Tony Saladino.
Also, Santiago, Lee Roy Selmon, Shell Point, John Sherman, Claudia Silas, Ellsworth G. Simmons, Marvin D. Skinner, Skyfall, Jaiden E. Smith, Sonia Maria Sotomayor, South Bay, South County, South Shore, Southwest, Southwestern, Southwestern Ruskin, Starz, Gwendolyn Stephenson, Sun City, Sunshine Fields, Sunshine South, Sunshine State, Vince Thompson, Tomato Tots, Universal, Vales, Warrior, Christine A. Wasylkiw, Waterset, West Side, Betty J. Womack, Dr. Lawrence H. Worden.