Thursday, June 25, 2009
Md. County Considers Naming Elementary School After Obama
UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP)- The Prince George's County school board is considering a proposal to name an Upper Marlboro elementary school after President Barack Obama.
The board is scheduled to vote on the proposed name for the school under construction just miles from the White House on Thursday evening.
If the proposal is approved, Barack Obama Elementary School would be the first in Maryland named after the president.
However, it would not be the first school in the nation named after Obama. A New York school district voted to rename an elementary school after him shortly after his election victory.
Some members of the Prince George's school board say naming a school after Obama would inspire students, but board member Linda Thornton Thomas says she would rather name the school after a local figure.