A Georgia high School was named the oldest high school in the country when it was revealed on Friday that it was named for Howard High School, a school in suburban Atlanta.
Howard’s oldest student, a senior named Jordan Brown, graduated from Howard in 2013, according to the Associated Press.
The school is one of two in Georgia named after Howard students.
The other is Howard University in Atlanta, which has two Howard students on its roster.
The Georgia Institute of Technology in Athens was named after its first Howard student, who died in 2016.
Howard students, many of whom were on scholarship, were given $2.4 million to pay for tuition and books for the next 10 years.
The state will pay for the remainder.