Posted on Friday, May. 13, 2011 - Half a century ago, a group of local students staged a sit-in.They were protesting the loss of their campus name and were assured the next high school built here would bring the name back. They were kept waiting for five decades.Now these 60-something students are going to get the El Capitan High School name back.
Posted on Saturday, May. 21, 2011 - The El Capitan Alumni Association would like to thank all alumni, individuals and groups in Merced who sent in letters or signed petitions to name Merced's new high school El Capitan High School. There were 29 school name possibilities submitted. The four finalists made their presentations to the Merced Union High School District, superintendent and Board of Trustees on May 11. The unanimous selection was El Capitan.
Posted on Wednesday, May. 11, 2011 - It may not have a face yet, but soon it may have a name.Merced Union High School District trustees are expected to name Merced's third high school at tonight's bimonthly meeting at Livingston High School. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Possible names may include El Capitan, Exchequer, Gateway or Sierra Vista.