PIEDMONT — A Northern California high school will name its library after the U.S. ambassador to Libya who was killed by insurgents in Benghazi last year.
The Contra Costa Times reports school board trustees approved naming Piedmont High’s library the Ambassador Chris Stevens Memorial Library.
Stevens, a 1978 graduate of Piedmont, was a student newspaper editor at the school near Oakland.
School board president Rick Rauschenbush says the library naming recognized Stevens’ “global citizenry” and service to his country and Libya.
A special halftime commemoration will take place Friday during the school’s football game.
On Sept. 17, social science teachers will discuss Stevens’ life and its relevance to current events.
Stevens, who was killed in a raid Sept. 11, 2012, had been dispatched to Benghazi during heavy fighting to work with the Libyan opposition.