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Utah school gets President's name wrong

Postby stomperrob » Mon Aug 27, 2007 4:21 pm

Guess they need to go back to school:

School Gets President's Name Wrong
Utah School Gets 'F' for History: District Gets Former President's Name Wrong on School

OGDEN, Utah, August 17, 2007 - The Ogden School District needs a big eraser.

After naming a new school "James A. Madison Elementary School" in May, a history teacher pointed out this month that the fourth president of the United States didn't have a middle initial.

"I'm blindsided," school board member John Gullo said. "I hate being embarrassed."

Gullo heads the American Dream Foundation, which donated a large painting of the former president to the school. An accompanying plaque does not have the mystery initial.

Word of the mistake reached superintendent Noel Zabriskie, who verified it and called the company that was making a sign for the new school. The call came in time for the error to be fixed on the sign. It is set to be installed Friday.

Some school letterheads will need to be replaced.

The board voted May 23 to approve the school name as "James A. Madison." The majority of board members chose Madison because the school borders Madison Avenue. Several board members also said they feel James Madison was a great president.

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Re: Utah school gets President's name wrong

Postby joelamosobadiah » Mon Aug 27, 2007 4:53 pm

Why 'A' I wonder. :-? :-? :-?
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Re: Utah school gets President's name wrong

Postby Popcynical » Mon Aug 27, 2007 5:11 pm

joelamosobadiah wrote:Why 'A' I wonder. :-? :-? :-?


Yeah, I thought "H" was the most common random middle initial.
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Re: Utah school gets President's name wrong

Postby Dan Lambskin » Mon Aug 27, 2007 5:48 pm

should have played it safe and gone with James K Polk
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Re: Utah school gets President's name wrong

Postby sox 06 » Mon Aug 27, 2007 6:31 pm

Popcynical wrote:
joelamosobadiah wrote:Why 'A' I wonder. :-? :-? :-?


Yeah, I thought "H" was the most common random middle initial.

They probably thought flipping a coin was easier then doing 3 minutes of research :-b
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Re: Utah school gets President's name wrong

Postby treat24 » Mon Aug 27, 2007 6:42 pm

that's pretty funny
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Re: Utah school gets President's name wrong

Postby dream_017 » Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:36 am

Couple things:

They could have gone for 2 -- George H. W. Bush

and

You need to remember that it just wasn't the school, it was the board members that choose and approved the name. Have you seen some of the people on school boards? They were probably friends of James Madison 8-o
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