April 1, 2020
Regents Daily News: April 1, 2020
Major Re-Branding Program Announced
Regents Academy is proud to announce an exciting new re-branding program, effective today.
Regents Academy is in its 19th year serving the Nacogdoches community by providing a classical Christian education for scores of families. However, since its inception there has been confusion and intense debate among these families over the pronunciation of the G in the word Regents.
Should the letter be pronounced as a soft G, as in gym, or as a hard G, as in gum? For too long, the confusion has harmed the school’s image.
But those days are now in the past.
Henceforth, Regents Academy will be known as Reejents Academy. Never again will a student ask her teacher, “Is the G in Regents pronounced like GIF?” and the teacher have to turn her head away in shame and confusion. With the new name of the school clearly announcing its obvious pronunciation, Reejents Academy will project clarity, confidence, and class to the world.
“These are uncertain times, and uncertain times call for certainty in our pronounciations,” said Headmaster David Bryant. “We put together a committee called the Best Approach to Rebranding Phonetically (or BARPH for short), led by Mrs. Nicoal Alders, and it has done stellar work in rebranding the name of Reejents — that’s with two EE’s and a J, by the way,” he added with a wink. “Now the excellence of the spelling of our school’s name will match our excellence in every other area.”
The re-branding will go into effect immediately.
“Yes, we considered moving to the lesser known but more clear spelling of Academy with a CK instead of just the C, but BARPH decided that one spelling clarification at a time was the wise thing to do,” added Bryant. “Phonics can be fun!”