Submissions will be accepted from students at the city’s K-12 schools and the University of Southern Mississippi to name a fire truck, reports WDAM 7.
The truck was purchased at a cost of $459,900 through the capital expenditure budget for 2021. The truck will feature Southern Miss colors of black and gold with the golden eagle logo on its doors.
As for the naming contest, students are encouraged to submit names that are easy to communicate and have ties to Southern Miss. The student who submits the winning name will be invited to attend the ceremony for the truck’s commissioning.
Students can submit names online here.