It was decided to name the school after a living person. Being that the previous namesake was an important developer in San Diego, the choice to name the school after an artist specializing in the skill of glass blowing, Steven V. Correia, was a unique choice.
The school has grown immensely since the name change. It receives input from Correia, and is ecstatic about being able to share with him the progress of the school.
“Being able to meet the person the school is named after, the school I’ve worked so hard for, is amazing,” said eighth grader Jacob Wade. “In 2013, I became a member of Correia’s own ASB. There, I became a student intrigued with the school’s fascinating past.
“While working in the nooks and crannies of back rooms I discovered the 1984 yearbook, which started my fascination with the school’s history. I’ve found almost 100 artifacts from the school and have organized hundreds of yearbooks.”
After finding out that Correia was 30 years old, Wade decided to bury a time capsule in its honor. Through the years, ASB purchased the time capsule and Wade organized the ceremony.
“Finally on Jan. 16, after two years of planning, I finished my goal to celebrate this historic day in our school,” Wade said.