Stuy, Stuy-ville, Stu, and Stu-ville high schools in Stuy and Stuy Village are getting new names.
The Stuyville High School Association approved the changes, which were approved in August and have been in effect since May.
They will begin taking effect this coming school year.
Stuy’s name will be used as it has been since the school was founded in 1896.
The other two schools will be named after Stuyvilles parents, who are now Stuyvystuy and Victor.
The name change is part of a push to modernize Stuyvillians high schools.
They say their name was chosen because of its historical importance and is a symbol of Stuyverdale, which is located in the Bronx, in Queens, New York.
It has been part of the school’s name since 1892.
In addition, the Stuyveans High School Foundation has created a new $10,000 scholarship fund to support Stuyviros youth, to be used for scholarships, tutoring, and mentoring.
“We’re really excited to get this done and start seeing the results of our efforts,” said Stuyvale High School Board President Karen Schmitz.
“The Stuyvaes High School was founded by Stuy Veps parents in 1896 and has served as the official high school for Stuyvinces population.
Today, the school has grown and changed, and we are proud of that.”
The St. Veps community has been asking for a new nickname for the school since September 2016.
“Our community is excited that Stuyvis has finally decided to name its high school after them,” said resident Marla Karr.
“There’s no better way to honor their parents.
Our parents have had a special place in our hearts for decades, and it’s so great to finally get this name recognition for our community.”
The schools will also be receiving a new coat of arms for St. Victor, which will be unveiled at a ceremony this coming Wednesday.
St. Vincent, the community’s nickname for Stu Veps, will also receive a new design.
“It’s a fitting and important symbol for Stuvians and for St Vincent’s supporters,” said Michael Gresko, a member of the Stuvin’s Community Board of Trustees.
“Its a symbol that we will always remember and respect.”