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Wed Jun 5, 2013, 08:02 PM

First Lady Michelle Obama Talks With Students From William R. Harper High School in Chicago..


First Lady Michelle Obama talks with students from William R. Harper High School in Chicago in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, June 5 (Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

http://theobamadiary.com/2013/06/05/got-your-back-2/


WASHINGTON--A group of Harper High School students met with President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle during a visit to the White House on Wednesday; Obama showed the students the original Emancipation Proclamation hanging in the Oval Office.

The group-- 14 boys and 10 girls-- all from the school at 6520 S. Wood the First Lady visited in April were at the White House as a result of an invitation issued by Mrs. Obama, a South Sider herself. The students came to Washington expecting to see Mrs. Obama; the Oval Office meeting with the president was a special addition.

Mrs. Obama wanted to visit the school in April because in the past year, students at the school have been touched by gun violence and the deaths of their classmates. At the time Mrs. Obama met with the Harper students last April, 29 current or former students have been shot in the past year; 8 of them died.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel helped round up the financing for the trip here, asking Chicago attorney Chuck Smith, a partner in the Chicago office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP to donate himself--and round up other contributors to cover all the costs of the bus trip, hotel and meals.

http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2013/06/harper_high_school_students_vi.html

BOG~ Michelle

FYI This is Posted in the Barack Obama Group.

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Reply First Lady Michelle Obama Talks With Students From William R. Harper High School in Chicago.. (Original post)
Cha Jun 2013 OP
sheshe2 Jun 2013 #1
Cha Jun 2013 #3
freshwest Jun 2013 #2
Cha Jun 2013 #4
freshwest Jun 2013 #5
Cha Jun 2013 #6
NYC_SKP Jun 2013 #7
Cha Jun 2013 #9
SunSeeker Jun 2013 #10
Cha Jun 2013 #11
SunSeeker Jun 2013 #8

Response to Cha (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2013, 08:35 PM

1. That picture is just beautiful, Cha

Look at all those huge, joyous smiles! They look like they are having a blast!

Sweet~

Kudos to all those that made this happen for these sweet children, or should I say, young adults!

Thank you Cha~



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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 5, 2013, 08:42 PM

3. Mahalo, She! Michelle is out there working for kids Every Day in Every Way!

She's got the Love!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2013, 08:39 PM

2. She's taking a new generation up to a higher level, Cha. Thanks Michelle and Barack!

The first couple are a great example for young people to aspire to in this country and the world. They are the future of the world, we must give them a good start in life!




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Response to freshwest (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 5, 2013, 08:55 PM

4. It's heartwarming to know that all these kids encourged and inspired by the Obamas

are our link to a better future for our Planet, fresh.

This meet at the White House was especially poignant..

Mrs. Obama wanted to visit the school in April because in the past year, students at the school have been touched by gun violence and the deaths of their classmates. At the time Mrs. Obama met with the Harper students last April, 29 current or former students have been shot in the past year; 8 of them died.

And, they're here at the White House..

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Response to Cha (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 5, 2013, 08:58 PM

5. All those hurt and killed. What a waste. A huge issue for some of us.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 5, 2013, 09:00 PM

6. Yes, and again.. the Obamas have our

backs.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2013, 09:32 PM

7. K/R, and awesome, it was privately financed.

Too bad for lurking freepers who would love to say this was an outrageous waste of taxpayer money!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 5, 2013, 10:03 PM

9. By Rahm no less!



Mayor Rahm Emanuel helped round up the financing for the trip here, asking Chicago attorney Chuck Smith, a partner in the Chicago office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP to donate himself--and round up other contributors to cover all the costs of the bus trip, hotel and meals.

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Response to Cha (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 6, 2013, 11:07 AM

10. LOL

Love the hair raising smilie.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #10)

Thu Jun 6, 2013, 04:49 PM

11. Hey SunSeeker..

every once in awhile it's the perfect occasion to bring that out.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2013, 10:01 PM

8. K & R

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