VISTA, Calif.—There will be no Carrie Prejean Day in Vista schools.
Vista Unified School District trustee Jim Gibson wanted to honor Miss California USA by naming June 1 in her honor. But he couldn't get anyone to second his motion so no vote was taken late Thursday.
Vista Unified board chairwoman Carol Herrera said she received about 75 e-mails on the issue, most of them opposing Gibson's proposal. She said she hopes the district will move on from the controversy.
"The more the public came out, the more convinced I was that this was not something we should be involved in,'' Herrera said.
The Web site TMZ.com reported that another board member, Steve Lily, said the district should not academically honor someone who has posed semi-nude with artificial breasts, and whose stated career goal was to become a Victoria's Secret model.
The resolution states Prejean is an example "of what great things can be accomplished with natural talent, hard work and dedication."