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Students at the Barack Obama Elementary School in (Credit: Kathy Kmonicek)

Students at the Barack Obama Elementary School in Hempstead react to the news that the president was given the Nobel Peace Prize. The school was named for Obama after his election. Front row, from left: Ashley Dufresne, Jada Johnson, Nyren Kennedy Watson, Jevin Wicks. Back row, from left: Tiana Fair, Riara Henry and Johana Polanco. (Oct. 9, 2009)

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Barack Obama elementary school in Hempstead

HEMPSTEAD, NY - OCTOBER 9, 2009: Reaction from
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HEMPSTEAD, NY - OCTOBER 9, 2009: Reaction from Barack Obama Elementary School to President Obama receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. Fifth graders, Tiara Henry, Jevin Wicks, Tiana Fair and Jada Johnson were all smiles when the spoke of President Obama wining the Nobel Peace Prize. Photo by Kathy KmonicekHEMPSTEAD, NY - OCTOBER 9, 2009: Reaction from Barack Obama Elementary School to President Obama receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. Photo by Kathy Kmonicek

HEMPSTEAD, NY - OCTOBER 9, 2009: Reaction from
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HEMPSTEAD, NY - OCTOBER 9, 2009: Reaction from Barack Obama Elementary School to President Obama receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. Second grade teacher, Rosetta Langlois reacts to the President Obama receiving the Nobel Peace Prize.Photo by Kathy KmonicekHEMPSTEAD, NY - OCTOBER 9, 2009: Reaction from Barack Obama Elementary School to President Obama receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. Photo by Kathy Kmonicek

HEMPSTEAD, NY - OCTOBER 9, 2009: Reaction from
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HEMPSTEAD, NY - OCTOBER 9, 2009: Reaction from Barack Obama Elementary School to President Obama receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. Principal Jean Bligen reacts to the President Obama receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. Photo by Kathy KmonicekHEMPSTEAD, NY - OCTOBER 9, 2009: Reaction from Barack Obama Elementary School to President Obama receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. Photo by Kathy Kmonicek

Students at the Barack Obama Elementary School in
(Credit: Kathy Kmonicek)

Students at the Barack Obama Elementary School in Hempstead react to the news that the president was given the Nobel Peace Prize. The school was named for Obama after his election. Front row, from left: Ashley Dufresne, Jada Johnson, Nyren Kennedy Watson, Jevin Wicks. Back row, from left: Tiana Fair, Riara Henry and Johana Polanco. (Oct. 9, 2009)

HEMPSTEAD, NY - OCTOBER 9, 2009: Reaction from
(Credit: Kathy Kmonicek/Kathy Kmonicek)

HEMPSTEAD, NY - OCTOBER 9, 2009: Reaction from Barack Obama Elementary School to President Obama receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. Fifth graders, Ashley Dufresne and Tiara Henry were happy that President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize. Photo by Kathy KmonicekHEMPSTEAD, NY - OCTOBER 9, 2009: Reaction from Barack Obama Elementary School to President Obama receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. Photo by Kathy Kmonicek

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From left, third grader Emily Philbert, 9, and
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From left, third grader Emily Philbert, 9, and fifth grader Esta Thomas, 10, listen intently as they and dozens of classmates at the Barack Obama Elementary School in Hempstead watched the inauguration of President Barack Obama on a large screen televison in the school gymnasium on Tuesday, January 20, 2009.

Esta Thomas, 10, a fifth grader at the
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Esta Thomas, 10, a fifth grader at the Barack Obama Elementary School in Hempstead waves her American flag as she and dozens of classmates watched and celebrated the inauguration of President Barack Obama on a large screen televison in the school gymnasium on Tuesday, January 20, 2009.

From left, third grader Emily Philbert, 9, and
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From left, third grader Emily Philbert, 9, and fifth grader Esta Thomas, 10, show their pride as they celebrate the inauguration of Barack Obama at the Barack Obama Elementary School in Hempstead on Tuesday, January 20, 2009.

Emily Thomas, left, 9, Wendy Lopez, second from
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Emily Thomas, left, 9, Wendy Lopez, second from left, 10, Tiara Henry, second from right, 10, and Esta Thomas, 10, students at Barack Obama Elementary School, cheer as they watch television during the inauguration ceremony for President Barack Obama, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009 in Hempstead, N.Y.

The former Ludlum Elementary School in Hempstead, New
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The former Ludlum Elementary School in Hempstead, New York was renamed the Barack Obama School, making it the first school in the nation to be named after the new president.

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The former Ludlum Elementary School in Hempstead, New
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The former Ludlum Elementary School in Hempstead, New York was renamed the Barack Obama School, making it the first school in the nation to be named after the new president.

The former Ludlum Elementary School in Hempstead, New
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The former Ludlum Elementary School in Hempstead, New York was renamed the Barack Obama School, making it the first school in the nation to be named after the new president.

The former Ludlum Elementary School Hempstead, New York
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The former Ludlum Elementary School Hempstead, New York was officially renamed the Barack Obama School, making it the first school in the nation to be named after the new president.

The former Ludlum Elementary School was official renamed
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The former Ludlum Elementary School was official renamed the Barack Obama School, making it the first school in the nation to be named after the newly-inaugurated president.

The former Ludlum Elementary School was official renamed
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The former Ludlum Elementary School was official renamed the Barack Obama School, making it the first school in the nation to be named after the newly elcted president

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Jarode Highsmith and Johanna Polanco look a a
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Jarode Highsmith and Johanna Polanco look a a image of President Barack Obama as the former Ludlum Elementary School was official renamed the Barack Obama School, making it the first school in the nation to be named after the newly elected president.

Students parcipate in ceremonies as the former Ludlum
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Students parcipate in ceremonies as the former Ludlum Elementary School was official renamed the Barack Obama School, making it the first school in the nation to be named after the newly elected president.