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You know you’ve made your mark in the world when public schools are named after you.

Such is the case with First Lady Michelle Obama, who finds herself with public schools being named after her. Clutch cites various schools who have changed their names to honor President Barack Obama’s better half.

Among the schools is Michelle Obama Elementary in Panorama City, California, a K – 5 school in the Los Angeles district that serves a largely Hispanic student body. The former Valley Region Elementary opened in 2012.

Going back to Obama’s first term in office, the Barack and Michelle Obama Learning Elementary emerged in St. Paul, Minnesota. The name of the K – 5 school, which includes African-American studies in its curriculum, was changed after the school board voted on it just 100 days into Obama’s first four years.

Formerly known as Forest Trail School, the Michelle Obama School Of Technology And The Arts is located in the predominantly black south Chicago suburb of Park Forest and serves graded serves grades 4 – 8.

“The Obama name was selected… because the values that the First Family models are unparalleled precedents and are values that our students strive to emulate,” district superintendent Joyce Carmine told Clutch.


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