The new high school planned for the Youngsville area could have a name by early next year, with suggestions made to name it after various former school administrators, the city or regional economic claims to fame.

So far, at least eight suggestions have been submitted for consideration, ranging from Oil City High to the obvious — Youngsville High, which is the favored choice of the Youngsville City Council.

The committee meets for the first time at 5 p.m. Monday and will attempt to narrow the list to its top three or four preferred choices, said Sandra Billeaudeau, district planning administrator who is coordinating the committee efforts.

Anyone who’d like to pitch a name for the new high school should do so before Monday’s meeting and send them to Billeaudeau at

Here’s what people have suggested as of Friday:

Frank Charles Delana High School (former superintendent)

Youngsville High School

Robert Browne High School (former superintendent)

Caneview High School

Sugarview High School

Margarite Lyle High School (former School Board member)

Oil City High School

South Lafayette High School

After the committee narrows down the list of names, Billeaudeau said she’ll bring the short list to students, who also will be part of making recommendations related to the school’s name, its colors and mascot. The students’ suggestions will be shared with the committee before it makes its final recommendation to the School Board.

On Monday, the committee also will set its future meeting dates. A recommendation likely won’t be considered by the board until early next year. The next regular board meeting is scheduled for Jan. 6.

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