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Hamilton Marks 20 Years Since Bush Visit

Saturday is the 20th anniversary of President George W. Bush's visit to Hamilton High School to sign the No Child Left Behind Act. The ceremony on January 8, 2002 was attended by local congressman John Boehner, who served as chairman of the House Education Committee, and would later become House Speaker. The late Senator Ted Kennedy also attended the event held in the Big Blue gym, which is now the cafeteria area after renovations to the Eaton Street campus. Bush was a wartime president, riding a wave of popularity four months after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Operation Enduring Freedom was entering its third month at the time of the signing ceremony for the bi-partisan education reform package. The visit is memorialized by a sculpture near the front entrance of the campus.

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