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Board votes to rename California elementary school after Michelle Obama

A school board in California has approved renaming an elementary school after Michelle Obama.
Michelle Obama, center, speaks with Rayven Peterson and Anta Njie of Morehouse College and Spelman College during a campus visit to Spelman College on Saturday (Photo by Paul R. Giunta/Invision/AP)

(CNN) – Michelle Obama is getting another school named after her.

The West Contra Costa Unified School District Board in northern California has voted to rename one of its elementary schools after the former first lady.

The president of the parent-teacher association requested changing the name of Wilson Elementary to coincide with the unveiling of the new building.

The school was originally named after President Woodrow Wilson when it was constructed in the 1920’s.

This will be the second elementary school in California to be named after Michelle. An elementary school in Panorama City is also named after her.