NY elementary school renamed for Obama

November 21, 2008 1:14:10 PM PST
It was only a matter of time. A New York school has been renamed in honor of President-elect Barack Obama. [SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

The former Ludlum Elementary School, in Long Island's Hempstead Union Free School District, was renamed at a school board meeting Thursday -- effective immediately. The new name is the Barack Obama Elementary School.

School officials say most of the 440 students there are black or Hispanic, and Obama's victory is a source of great pride.

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