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Hamlin Park school renamed

Buffalo’s Hamlin Park Elementary School 74 has been renamed the Hamlin Park Claude and Ouida Clapp Academy School 74, in honor of two distinguished city educators. A renaming ceremony is being held Wednesday afternoon to rename the school and unveil the new school sign.

Claude Clapp retired as deputy superintendent of schools in 1985, when his wife, Ouida, also retired as director of language arts. Both were considered exemplary role models and community leaders.

The Hamlin Park school, located at 126 Donaldson Road, serves children in grades pre-kindergarten through eight.