Former first lady Michelle Obama continues to exude black excellence though it’s been years since she’s left the White House. She’s done worldwide community service, been part of speaking engagements with Oprah Winfrey and even won a Grammy for the audiobook version of her best-selling memoir, Becoming.
That’s why it comes as no surprise that a second school is being named after Mrs. Obama. Thanks to a unanimous vote and a letter of support from the school’s students, parents and members of the PTA, Woodrow Wilson Elementary in Richmond, CA will be renamed Michelle Obama Elementary School.
Everyone including teachers, staff and students are enthusiastically looking forward to the school’s name change and remodel for the 2020-2021 school year.
“I’ll walk in a little taller, a little ready to work harder,” fourth grade teacher Marcella Johnson tells ABC affiliate KGO-TV. “I mean we already work hard because we love our students and our parents, but it is real motivating. I mean we had a choice and we chose Michelle Obama.”
PTA President Maisha Cole and the rest of the students are excited, hoping Mrs. Obama will attend the ribbon- cutting ceremony in August.
“I mean, I am putting out all the positive energy in the universe to get her out here,” she said.
The other school named after Michelle Obama is located in Panorama City, CA.
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