South Salt Lake may rename Columbus building. A student started the conversation

Oct 28, 2021 489

BY: Cristian Martinez

When he was a high school student, Jevahjire France spoke at the opening of a new community technology lab dedicated to serving South Salt Lake’s youth. France, who was a member of Cottonwood High School’s robotics team, knows the challenges many students face accessing the latest technology. During that October 2019 event, France expressed appreciation for the tech center’s establishment and praised the larger community center for hosting the lab.

That community center — dating back more than 100 years — hosts many of South Salt Lake’s activities and events. However, France was bothered that the community center is named in honor of Christopher Columbus. In August 2020, he wrote a letter to South Salt Lake City Council members asking them to consider a name change.

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