Petitioning Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB)

Name school - Nikola Tesla Secondary School

Encyclopedia Britannica lists Nikola Tesla as one of the top ten most fascinating people in history. So why is he virtually unknown to the general public.  

Nikola Tesla’s contributions to science and technology include the invention or contribution to the AC electrical system, radio, television, radio-astronomy, remote control and robotics, radar, medical x-ray and the wireless transmission of electricity. Many of Nikola Tesla’s inventions were considered too revolutionary by government agencies and the power brokers of the time.  Nikola Tesla's inventions and body of knowledge are inspirational to students.  Once they learn about him, they are inspired.  We need to educate our youth on the foundation of today's technology.  The hydro-electric system that powers the whole world is a prime example of his technological superiority.  

Naming a school in his honour will educate and inspire the students to learn more and advance his body of knowledge with new and/or enhancement of his inventions.  The City of Hamilton ON, Canada has already recognized Nikola Tesla's contribution to the city in 1898, when it became the 1st major city in Canada to be electrified using Tesla's AC polyphose system. The development earned the city the name "The Electric City". Hamilton has named a major street, Nikola Tesla Boulevard and "Put Tesla on the Map." Thanks to hundreds of people from around the world, and the thousand who attended fund raisers,  Nikola Tesla Education (NTEC) was able to raise the necessary funds to pay for the name change. NTEC is using the excess funds to offer scholarships and awards in Nikola Tesla's name.   Now let's put Tesla in the minds and hearts of our youth.  Let us inspire the youth to follow in Nikola Tesla's  innovative spirit and mind.  Help us, (NTEC) to achieve this next step.  The school will be named in 2017.  The exact date has not been  announced.  So please act now as we may have to act quickly once the date for submissions is announced.

We need to demonstrate to the school board that Tesla is relevant and important, locally, nationally and/or internationally.  We can accomplish this with your support.  Please sign the petition and leave your comments.  Anyone in the whole world can support this cause. Someday we hope that there will be school all over the world in his name.

 

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  • Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board
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