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Inside Bay Area: First School in Country to be Named for Filipino American Friday

Alvarado Middle SchoolA middle school in the San Francisco Bay Area will be officially named Itliong-Vera Cruz Middle School on Friday, reports Inside Bay Area.

It is reportedly the first school in the country ever named in honor of a Filipino American.

38 percent of the residents in the neighborhood around the middle school in Union City are Filipino American.

The renaming was controversial with many wanting no change.

Larry Itliong and Philip Vera Cruz worked closely with Cesar Chavez to organize the United Farm Workers union.

The money for the name change was donated primarily by the office of Alameda County Supervisor Richard Valle who donated $56,000 of the $60,000 needed.

 

 

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