California elementary school to be named after Michelle Obama


FILE – In this Oct. 11, 2018, file photo, Michelle Obama participates in the International Day of the Girl on NBC’s “Today” show in New York. The former first lady announced that Selena Gomez, Liza Koshy, Shonda Rhimes, Megan Rapinoe, Tracee Ellis Ross and Kerry Washington have signed on as co-chairs of the national organization When We All Vote. The announcement Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 marks a year until the date of the 2020 elections, which includes the presidential race. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

RICHMOND, CA (CNN) — Michelle Obama is getting another school named after her.  

The West Contra Costa Unified School District Board in northern California has voted to rename one of its schools after the former first lady.  

The president of the parent-teacher association requested changing the name of Wilson Elementary to coincide with the unveiling of the new building.  

The school was originally named after President Woodrow Wilson when it was constructed in the 1920s.  

This will be the second elementary school in California to be named after Michelle Obama.  

An elementary school in Panorama City is also named after her.  

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