Warhawk Way: Street renamed to honor school mascot

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SAN DIEGO — A roadway in front of Madison High in Clairemont Mesa was changed to Warhawk Way Tuesday to recognize the school’s mascot.

City and school officials and students held a dedication ceremony at 11:30 a.m. to change the name of Kesling Street, according to the office of Councilman Chris Cate.

“Warhawk Way is a wonderful way to acknowledge alumni, while endowing future generations,” Cate said.

His office allocated nearly $1,200 to cover costs associated with renaming the street and installing the new signs.

The event also served as a kick-off of the school’s spirit week.

Madison High notable alumni include Assemblyman Todd Gloria, D-San Diego, former Democratic Assemblywoman Lori Saldana and pro golfer Scott Simpson. “Star Wars” actor Mark Hamill attended Madison in his freshman year.

The 55-year-old school covers 50 acres near Clairemont Mesa Boulevard and the 805 freeway, with an enrollment of about 1,200 students.