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MISD school board votes to rename Midland Lee as Legacy High School

Robert E. Lee High School.
Robert E. Lee High School.(CBS7 File Photo)
Published: Oct. 13, 2020 at 3:22 PM CDT
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MISD Midland Lee Renaming Meeting

WATCH: Midland ISD's school board is holding a meeting to decide a new name for Robert E. Lee High School. https://www.cbs7.com/2020/10/13/misd-school-board-to-make-a-decision-on-midland-lee-renaming-wednesday/

Posted by CBS7 News on Wednesday, October 14, 2020

MIDLAND, Texas (KOSA) - UPDATE: Midland ISD’s school board has voted to rename Robert E. Lee High School to Legacy High School.

The motion passed with a 5-2 vote.

The school’s colors will remain maroon and white and the mascot will continue to be a rebel, though its depiction will change from the current mascot.

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A new name for Robert E. Lee High School and Freshman School is set to be decided Wednesday.

According to an agenda, the Midland ISD School Board will be meeting at 5:30 p.m. to consider the Citizens' Renaming Committee recommendation and take possible action on renaming both schools.

In September, the committee narrowed their list to three possible names with the top choice being Midland Legacy of Equality and Excellence High School. Midland Tall City High School and Midland Carver Lee High School were the next top choices.

The committee also chose mascots and colors to go with each possible name.

Midland Legacy of Equality and Excellence High School

  • Rebels *The committee’s depiction of the new Rebel mascot represents the Revolutionary War period. There will be no imagery associated with the Confederacy.
  • Hornets

Midland Tall City High School

  • Oilers
  • Rebels *The committee’s depiction of the new Rebel mascot represents the Revolutionary War period. There will be no imagery associated with the Confederacy.
  • Titans

Midland Carver Lee High School

  • Rebels *The committee’s depiction of the new Rebel mascot represents the Revolutionary War period. There will be no imagery associated with the Confederacy.
  • Hornets

The following choices of colors were chosen for each of the names:

Midland Legacy of Equality and Excellence High School

  • Maroon and White
  • Blue and Gold

Midland Tall City High School

  • Maroon and White
  • Light Blue and Red
  • Blue and Gold

Midland Carver Lee High School

  • Maroon and White
  • Blue and Gold

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