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Harrison County BOE Names New Principal at Lincoln High School

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The Harrison County Board of Education met on Tuesday and named a new principal for Lincoln High School.

Harrison County Superintendent Susan Collins had the task of recommending someone to fill the principal position that will take effect at the beginning of the next school year, because the school's current principal, Brad Underwood, is retiring.

The decision was down to James Lopez, current South Harrison High School principal, and the vice principal of Lincoln High School, Gary Oldaker.

Collins recommended Lopez, and the board voted unanimously in favor of that decision.

Collins said this will get Lopez back to his Alma Mater.

"He graduated from Lincoln High School in one of the first few years that school was built. This was an opportunity for him to come home. He resides in Lumberport, and this is an opportunity to be where his children will go to school, and it will be closer to home for him," Collins said.

Collins will now be looking to fill the vacant principal position at South Harrison High School.

Collins said the board received almost 70 letters from concerned citizens regarding the principal's decision.  Collins said that showed how much the community is involved in Lincoln High School. 

Also at the Board of Education meeting, the board voted 3-2 against funding $500,000 to Robert C Byrd High School for a new turf football field.

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