Seneca Valley middle school gets a new name

The SV school board voted unanimously to rename the middle school Ryan Gloyer Middle School at Monday night’s meeting. The change will be effective in the 2018-19 school year.

Sgt. 1st Class Ryan Gloyer, a Green Beret, was killed in November 2016 while fighting enemy forces in Kunduz, Afghanistan. He was a 2000 Seneca Valley graduate.

This is the first time in the district’s history that a school has been named after an individual.

“It’s pretty awesome,” said Richard Gloyer. “It ensures his legacy continues on.”

Among the reasons that stuck out to board members were Gloyer’s persistence in reaching his goal of becoming a Green Beret and his ability to transcend and bridge social groups while in school at Seneca Valley.

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