Statue of George W. Bush: No Child Left Behind
George W. Bush came to Hamilton High School in 2002 for the photo-op signing of "No Child Left Behind" into law. Two years later, a couple of wealthy local Bush backers paid $400,000 to have nine life-size bronze statues installed outside of the high school entrance, preserving the moment for posterity.
Bush stands with his hand resting on a black granite lectern inscribed "No Child Left Behind." His bronze audience consists of an enraptured Schools Superintendent Janet Baker, six kids, and a guy in a suit and a sensible haircut.
Hamilton is also the home of a monument honoring Captain John Cleves Symmes, who believed that the Earth was hollow.