Gary School To Be Named After MJ
July 23, 2014 — The Associated Press — Plans are in the works to name a school in Michael Jackson’s Hoosier hometown for the late pop star.
The Gary Community School Board approved a memorandum of understanding with Jackson’s mother, Katherine Jackson. The agreement that she signed last month says the school district wants to inspire children to excel in the arts and education. Superintendent Cheryl Pruitt told the “Post-Tribune” that she’s working with the Jackson family on which school to rename.
Pruitt says the renaming idea came up in a conversation with Katherine Jackson, who donated $10,000 during the “Gary Promise” scholarship event hosted by Magic Johnson back in April.
The Jackson family moved from Gary to California after the Jackson 5 struck it big in 1969. That was when Michael Jackson was 11 years old.
[Photo courtesy of the LA Times]