Sunday, March 01, 2009

Three DCPS students guests at President's address to the joint houses

Three DCPS students were guests of First Lady Michelle Obama at her husband's first address to the joint houses of congress.
Elizabeth Carballo, Akrem Muzemil and Juan Francisco Rodriguez had all asked questions of the first lady Feb. 10 when she visited Mary's Center, a nonprofit organization in the District.

All three public high school students come from modest backgrounds, said Maria Gomez, president and chief executive of the nonprofit group, and all are serious about their goals.

And, Gomez said, all three, in their Sunday best, were filled with excitement last night along with a sense of, "Wow, this can't be happening to me!"

Also invited to the first lady's box in the balcony of the House chamber was Howard University senior Victoria Kirby. "It was definitely a humbling experience and a wonderful opportunity," she said afterward.

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