June 1 Could Be ‘Carrie Prejean Day'

A Vista Unified School District trustee is suggesting the school board publicly honor Carrie Prejean, the Miss USA runner-up who grabbed national attention last week for her comments on same-sex marriage, the North County Times reported.

Trustee Jim Gibson said this week he wants to make June 1 "Carrie Prejean Day" in the district. He called Prejean, a 2005 Vista High School graduate, a "good, strong role-model."

"We're setting her up as an example," he told the paper. "As far as I'm concerned, she's a great role-model, and she's a person who needs to be emulated."

Prejean said in a phone interview Tuesday that she was thrilled by the recognition and is proud of her North County ties.

"I feel so honored," she told the paper.

Gibson is proposing the school board approve the proclamation at its May 14 meeting.

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