When I was a student, it's safe to say my teachers never imagined there'd be a school named after me.
So I was thrilled to attend the dedication of George W. Bush Elementary today, and I'm grateful to the outstanding students, teachers, faculty, and leaders of Wylie ISD for this honor.

That's the first line the 43rd President of the United States George W. Bush wrote about his visit to George W. Bush Elementary in the town of St. Paul, just north of Dallas. It's the first school to be named after the former POTUS.

I know this: the students are worthy of such a beautiful building.

Back in 2014, the Wylie School Board voted unanimously to name the $19 million elementary school after Bush. The school opened three weeks ago and he got to see what it was all about.

"The building is beautiful," Bush told Dallas Morning News. "I'm not so sure I'm worthy of such a beautiful building. I know this: the students are worthy of such a beautiful building."

The 86,000 square-foot school supports over 500 students.