St. Louis-area school named after Obama

Monday, September 20, 2010 | 8:28 a.m. CDT; updated 10:36 a.m. CDT, Monday, September 20, 2010

PINE LAWN — A suburban St. Louis school district is naming its new elementary school after President Barack Obama.

The Normandy School Board voted unanimously Friday to put Obama's name on the new school in Pine Lawn. Students submitted the naming suggestion.

School Board president Cozy Marks told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that many of the district's children identify with the first black president's achievements.

The school is expected to be completed later this year and will replace two schools. Students will begin classes early next year, after winter break.

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Mike Hughes September 20, 2010 | 11:38 a.m.

This has to be a joke!!! If not, it should be in the Book of Records for the most idiotic!!!!!
What a crock of crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Mark Foecking September 20, 2010 | 12:45 p.m.

I'll bet there has been a school named after every president that's ever held office. Why should Obama be any different?


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Ray Shapiro September 20, 2010 | 12:48 p.m.

The children of St. Louis need to be taught about the kind of change they should believe in.
MMM, good, MMM good, that's what Barak Hussein Obama is, MMM good...
("School Kids Taught to Praise Obama:
Barak Hussein Obama - Who is he?
By Ted Sampley
U.S. Veteran Dispatch")

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John Schultz September 20, 2010 | 3:51 p.m.

Mark, how many of those were named while the President was in office, or still living even? Seems just a bit premature to me.

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Mark Foecking September 20, 2010 | 6:15 p.m.

Good point.

Actually, all Presidents don't even have schools named after them. Here's a list I found (which might not be comprehensive).

Guess I lose my bet...


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