LPS holds ground breaking ceremony on new high school
Lincoln Public Schools hosted a ground breaking ceremony Thursday for their new school, Standing Bear High School.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Lincoln Public Schools hosted a ground breaking ceremony Thursday for their new school, Standing Bear High School.
The school will be near South 70th and Saltillo Road. Members of the tribe, school officials and descendants of Chief Standing Bear were there to take part in the ceremony.
“To have someone like Chief Standing Bear from our tribe be picked is just a huge honor for our people. And I think really for natives in general, to have a school named after one of our own and to know that everybody that comes through those doors will learn about that name and who he was in what he represents and who we are today.”
For one of his great, great, great granddaughters, it is a step in the right direction to embrace and remember the indigenous people of this county.
“It’s a long time coming. Not just for my ancestor, but the Ponca people and all indigenous peoples. What we do now will impact our future just like Standing Bear.”
Standing Bear High School is set to open in the fall of 2023.