Our Forever First Family continues to elevate post the White House, and now our Forever First Lady, Michelle Obama, will have another school in California named after her.
According to CNN, in a unanimous vote, it was decided that to change Wilson Elementary School to Michelle Obama Elementary School. The idea of the school’s change name first came about when the PTA sent a letter to the school board. With support from the students, parents, and community, the decision was made.
Maisha Cole, the PTA President said, “We wanted to choose someone on a global level. With a new school and new learning environment, we want our children to think beyond Richmond, to think beyond California, and remind them that they can make a difference locally and globally.”
Aside from receiving a new school name, the elementary school will also be remodeled for the 2020-2021 school year.
“We have the opportunity to have a beautiful new school named after a person who really represents our diversity and values. Our school is diverse, modern and innovative, and the things that the kids will be doing will prepare them for a very strong and successful future in whatever career they choose,” said Principal Claudia Velez.
This is the second school in California that has been named after our Forever First Lady.
As we previously reported, Michelle Obama was named America’s “Most Admired Woman,” both in 2018 and 2019. Therefore, we can obviously see why there was yet another school named after her.