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    Thu, 22 Sep 2011 10:59:26

    LA School Renamed "Carlos Santana Arts Academy" - It's located in the San Fernando Valley

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    • Carlos Santana - RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JULY 13: Carlos Santana performs during the show prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final match between Germany and Argentina at Estadio Maracana on July 13, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
    • Carlos Santana - RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JULY 13: (L-R) Musicians Carlos Santana, Alexandre Pires and Wyclef Jean perform during the closing ceremony prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final match between Germany and Argentina at Maracana on July 13, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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    A Los Angeles-area elementary school is being renamed after guitarist Carlos Santana!

    The Associated Press reports that the LA Unified school board approved the name "Carlos Santana Arts Academy" for what had been previously called Valley Region Elementary School No. 12 in the San Fernando Valley. Congrats, Carlos. This is a pretty big deal. We wish we had a school named after us!

    The board says the Mexican-born guitarist is a compelling role model for students both for his longstanding musical achievements and for philanthropy with his Milagro Foundation, which works to provide education and health care for children! That's certainly more than enough reason to re-christen the school after the guitar god.

    In a letter, Santana thanked the district and said he was deeply honored!

    What other artists should have elementary schools named after them?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    09.22.11



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