LA School Renamed "Carlos Santana Arts Academy"
Thu, 22 Sep 2011 10:59:26
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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?