New North Naples high school named after former Collier County sheriff

Writer: Matthew Seaver
Aubrey Rogers
Former Collier County Sheriff Aubrey Rogers. (Credit: Collier County Sheriff’s Office)

The Collier County school board has chosen a name for the new North Naples high school.

The new school, which is set to open in August 2023, will be Aubrey Rogers High School.

Aubrey Rogers is a former Collier County sheriff. According to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, Rogers established the Collier County Sheriff’s Office Youth Relations program in 1977.

The sheriff’s office also says Rogers was instrumental in founding the Collier County Junior Deputy League in the 1960s, which they say helps bring opportunities for kids to be mentored by deputies.

“I truly cannot think of a more fitting name for this school. Sheriff Rogers demonstrated his commitment to our community’s young people again and again throughout his career,” said Sheriff Kevin Rambosk in a Facebook post about the school’s name. “I want to thank Collier County Public Schools for allowing the community to have input in the naming process, the many community members who voted, and the Collier County School Board for supporting this appropriate tribute to Sheriff Rogers and his legacy.”

The sheriff’s office says Rogers’ son, Collier County Sheriff’s Office Corporal Dan Rogers, said his family is grateful to the community and the school board.

“We know if he were here today, he would say that this is the highest honor he could have ever received,” said Dan Rogers in the sheriff’s office Facebook post about the school’s naming. “Even with the passing of time, his commitment to Collier County and its citizens, especially its youth, has not been forgotten, and this is a true testament to that.”

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