Is it York High or William Penn?

The formal name of the high school in the York City School District is William Penn Senior High School.
That said, it’s called York High all the time. I’ve heard it from board members and school officials as well as community members and alumni. I refer to it as William Penn in stories because that is the official name.
But we’ve gotten two competing letters to the editor recently about what the school should be called.
Gary Kraybill, who happens to lead the York High Alumni Association, wrote here that it should be called York HIgh.
And here, graduate Don Bradley says it should be referred to as William Penn.
What do you call it?

About Angie Mason

I'm the education reporter at the York Daily Record/Sunday News. I want to know what's happening inside York County classrooms. Email me at or follow me on Twitter: @angiemason1
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