Halton District School Board selects names for two new elementary
News Release March 23, 2006
Alexander Hohol died in his sleep at age 13 of an AVM, with no symptoms
upon going to bed. He is survived by his parents and two brothers.
New Milton school named "Bruce Trail Public School", new
Burlington school named "Alexander's Public School"
At the March 22, 2006 Board meeting, trustees of the Halton District
School Board selected names for the two new elementary schools currently
under construction in Milton and Burlington. The names for the new
schools were selected from a shortlist developed from submissions
collected in ballot boxes placed in neighbourhood schools and public
The new elementary school in the Orchard area of Burlington will be
named "Alexander's Public School".
The name honours Alexander Hohol, a Burlington-area student who
tragically died in 1999 when he was in Grade 8 at John T. Tuck Public
"The naming of a school is an important decision and one that must have
meaning for future generations of students who attend the school," says
Paul Tate, Chair of the Halton District School Board. "The names
selected for these new schools are meaningful to the communities."
"The choice of Alexander's Public School for the new Burlington school,
celebrates the life of a student who was kind to others, curious,
hard-working, and who had a positive attitude toward learning. These are
all qualities valued by our schools as important to learning."