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Asteroid (12437) Westlane

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Named for Westlane Secondary School, located in Niagara Falls, Canada. When founded in 1960, its location was near the western boundary of the city, just off Lundy's Lane, one of the city's main transportation arteries. The first principal of Westlane was Wilfred E. Dewar, a true gentleman who inspired the students of the school with calm eloquence. Dewar chose green and white as the school's colors and the Spartans as the school mascot. English teacher Peter Lannon established a reputation for student musical and dramatic presentations at Westlane in the 1960s and 1970s. In the 1990s Westlane won three consecutive district senior football championships. The Jedicke siblings were students at Westlane between 1968 and 1984.
Name proposed and citation prepared by Peter Jedicke and Robert Jedicke.

 
Orbit type: Main Belt Asteroid 

Reference: MPC 45338

Name: 
Westlane
Number: 
12437
Designation: 
1996 BN6
Disc. Date: 
1996-01-18
Discoverer: 
Spacewatch
Disc. Place: 
Kitt Peak