A second school in California is being named after the [forever] First Lady, Michelle Obama. Wilson Elementary School, in Richmond, CA, is being renamed ‘Michelle Obama Elementary School’.
The unanimous decision was made recently among board members of the West Contra Costa Unified School District after considering a proposal from the school’s Parent Teacher Association.
“Naming this school after Michelle Obama is a sign of the school’s rebirth. The parents and students advocated to rename their school after Michelle Obama because they believe the values our former First Lady embodies and the educational, child-centered causes she champions are representative of what we all aspire to nurture in our school communities.” -Stephanie Hernandez-Jarvis, President of the West Contra Costa Unified School District
The school, which was named after former President Woodrow Wilson is currently undergoing extensive renovation at its original location at 42nd Street and Roosevelt Avenue. It is being re-developed into a 21st century state of the art facility and the new name, Michelle Obama Elementary, is a sign of its rebirth.
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