Name change reaction

Kelly Cantarero-Flores

It was exactly 4:01 p.m. when I was startled by an email. The subject line read “DCPS Announces Proposal to Rename Woodrow Wilson HS”. The email announced the verdict of the school’s new name: award-winning playwright, August Wilson. I let out a small sigh of triumph. Previously, I had provided feedback and voted on my preference for our school’s new name options which included August Wilson as one of my options. After all, we should commemorate a person who is very profound in the Wilson community from their commonly known pieces of work like “Fences” and “Jitney”. The new name is similar to the old one which will save the school a lot of money that can be used to provide teachers and students with the educational material they need. Overall, I am delighted with this announcement.