High school sign explained

Re: Dale McKenzie’s question about Oak Bay High School’s new sign, (Oak Bay News July 8).

Re: Dale McKenzie’s question about Oak Bay High School’s new sign, (Oak Bay News July 8).

The French translation of ‘Oak Bay High School’ is École Secondaire Oak Bay, therefore, in order to avoid unnecessary repetition of ‘Oak Bay,’ the French part of the name must come first. This is a common occurrence; many products made in Canada have labels that utilize this tactic. I hope that your question has been satisfactorily answered.

Sofie Finn Storan (age 12)

Oak Bay