CLARKSBURG, Md. — A group of residents in Montgomery County, Maryland is sending two suggestions to county school leaders about the name for an elementary school set to open in September.
Currently, the school under construction is generically named "Clarksburg Village Site #2 Elementary School" in Clarksburg.
A naming committee made up of 16 Clarksburg residents voted "Snowden Farm Elementary School" as its top choice and "Michelle Obama Elementary School" as its second choice.
The Snowden family were early settlers in the Clarksburg area and the new school is being built along Snowden Farm Parkway, a road named for the family.
Michelle Obama served as the First Lady of the United States from 2009-2017.