Georgia County Votes to Name Elementary School After Michelle Obama

Last week, Georgia officials voted to rename a local elementary school after our forever First Lady, Michelle Obama. 

According to The Hill, the Clayton County Board of Education decided, in a 7-2 vote, to rename the South Clayton Elementary School. Now, the board is reaching out to Mrs. Obama for permission to give the school her name. 

If approved, the Jonesboro school will be named Michelle Obama Stem Elementary School.

At the time of the vote, the school had also considered naming the school after late civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis. In fact, the two opposing votes were in favor of a Lewis school. 

“I’m a John Lewis girl,” one of the board members said ahead of the Monday vote. “I love Michelle, but I have to go with John Lewis,” the other said. 

But, with the 7-2 vote to rename the school, the Clayton County school will become the second school this year to be named after the forever First Lady.

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