As a community, let's find Balboa Academy a new name

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Our school is named after Spanish colonizer Vasco Nuñez de Balboa. Given that this man was a historical figure who murdered and raped native Panamanians and colonized Panama, I believe there are plenty of other names our community could come up with that better represent the school and our morals (I've been compiling a list and would appreciate your suggestions). In addition, we must continue to recognize who Vasco Nuñez de Balboa was, from a global perspective (meaning not from his/Europe's point of view). This is a call for improvement and for growth. It's 2020, and if we don't agree with what Vasco Nuñez de Balboa did we should not honor his name by having our school named after him. A promise that the name will eventually be changed is better than remaining stagnant. Let's not celebrate and glorify a colonizer any longer. If you have any further questions please message me, Ana Sofia Erath.