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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