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Hi, my name is Mary Jaeger. I am a fifth grader at Cold Springs Elementary School. As you may know, we are rebuilding the new Cold Springs Elementary, and it will be named something else. I think the new name should be Jeannette Rankin Elementary School.

I think it should be named after Jeannette Rankin because she was the first women ever to be elected to the U.S. Congress, even before women had the right to vote. She was a really strong and hard-working women’s rights activist, and helped women get the right to vote.

Two more facts that you should know is that Jeannette Rankin was born in Missoula County and there are no schools in Montana named after her.

For all of these reasons it is really important to me that my school is renamed Jeannette Rankin Elementary School. I feel she is an amazing example for all women young and old.

Mary Jaeger,

Missoula

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