Some members of the committee were originally pushing for Camino Nuevo which I didn't like. That name sounded like an OLD car (remember the El Camino) to me and this was supposed to be a NEWer type of school. Luckily, there is some correction facility with that name (WHEW!). Jon Price (committee member who works at Intel) and Brooke were discussing how kids today are what they call "digital natives" (A digital native is a person for whom digital technologies already existed when they were born, and hence has grown up with digital technology). This branding direction pushed the committee towards a more modern name: Nex+Gen Academy.
Brooke, and the other two students who served on the committee were part of the groundbreaking ceremony with New Mexico Senator, Jeff Bingaman. Brooke was interviewed by both Channel 13 (KRQE) and Channel 7 (KOAT) news.
Link to video of Brooke being interviewed on KRQE news:
Link to video of Brooke being interviewed on KOAT news:
Here are some pictures from the event...
Senator Bingaman with Del Norte High School Student Body President and the other students who served on the naming committee.
My friend, Andrea Schoellkopf, writes for the Albuquerque Journal (newspaper). This was her (and son Daniel) interviewing Senator Bingaman.