New Boonville School to be Named after Hannah Cole

Boonville is going to build a new school, and they voted to name it Hannah Cole Primary School! We are so thrilled to have another outstanding honor to our ancestor.

Gene and Sandy Painter led the way for the name by writing letters and submitting the video of our 2004 reunion and dedication of the statue, to the naming committee.

The Hannah Cole Chapter of the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) in Boonville also jumped on the bandwagon and offered support and help in making the committee aware of the important contributions that our Hannah made. A special thanks to Laura Mauzey, representing the DAR on the committee to select the name for the school, for her efforts in naming the school Hannah Cole. Also thanks to Maryellen McVicker for contributing historical information to help convince the Board the school should be named in honor of Hannah Cole.

The vote of the naming committee was directed to the School Board and they voted, in late December, unanimously, for Hannah Cole Primary.

The school will be built – in fact work has already begun – out on Highway 5, near the high school. It will be K-2 (therefore the “Primary” designation) and will be finished in 2009.