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The Summit Academy board of directors announced the new name for the school during their annual “Mystery Night” fund-raising event, which was held Saturday, Oct. 13. Summit Academy will soon begin the process of changing the name of the school to Saint John Bosco Academy. Two years ago, Bishop Peter Christensen suggested changing the name after the school’s provisional affiliation with the Diocese of Boise. The board of directors conducted surveys and held meetings with the parents and benefactors before announcing, at the Academy’s 20th anniversary celebration last June, their decision to change the name.

When it comes to Idaho County, children have more unique names than the most popular names from across the state. The Social Security Administration recently announced the most popular baby names in Idaho for 2017. The top 10 boy names were Oliver, Liam, William, James, Mason, Samuel, Lincoln, Logan, Henry and Jackson. Girl’s names are Emma, Olivia, Charlotte, Evelyn, Harper, Amelia, Abigail, Ava, Sophia and Elizabeth.

Nominations began Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, for The Best of Idaho County. Visit to nominate your favorites for places and events, food & drink, businesses, people, government, medical, entertainment and overall. If you bought an ad in the 2018 Get Acquainted, then congratulations, you’ve been nominated! Voting begins Feb. 26. May the best win!

After almost two years of discourse, rewrites and discussion, Mountain View School District 244’s board passed its Use of Force policy at the Feb. 27 regular meeting at Clearwater Valley High School in Kooskia.