Rename Southeast High School to Barack Obama Southeast High School

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Grace Beyers started this petition to Springfield School Board

Barack Obama started his political career in our beloved home of Springfield Illinois, he announced he was running for president in front of the old state capital we have all grown up with. Springfield pays a large tribute to Abraham Lincoln, with our museums and middle school, but sidesteps the fact that the 44th president also started his political career in our backyard. 

Renaming Southeast High School to Barack Obama Southeast High School would also inspire political careers from the youth who have grown up with his policies in practice. It would show the youth who have grown up on the East side that you too can be president one day, that no dream is too far fetched. 

And as a lot of people have pointed out, it would just be pretty cool. This is in no way taking away from East side pride, we would still be the spartans, still bleed blue and gold, we would just also be showing respect to a man who has advocated for us and show that anyone can truly do anything they set their mind too.

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