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Michelle Obama Surprised Students For International Women’s Day

Former First Lady Michelle Obama Surprised Students At D.C. Area Schools In Honor Of International Women’s Day To Discuss The Importance Of Education.

Former first lady Michelle Obama surprised a group of ecstatic students at a Washington school Wednesday in honor of International Women’s Day.

Obama posted about her visit to Cardozo Education Campus, a combined middle and high school, on Snapchat, where she said she was surprising a group of girls before entering the classroom.

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‘We’re celebrating International Women’s Day with a group of amazing women, and we’re going to talk about the importance of education in their lives and mine,’ Obama’s Snapchat story begins before she walked into the classroom.

The students, which several are from the school’s international program for recent immigrants, were shocked and delighted by Obama’s visit.

When she entered the room, the mother-of-two was met with gasps as some students could be heard saying ‘oh my God’.

She posed for photos with the girls, and participated in a round-table discussion about education.

Obama tweeted after the visit that she was ‘so impressed by the extraordinary girls’ who ‘represent the beauty and diversity of this country.’

The 53-year-old Chicago native also took to her Instagram to share a photo and reflected more on her surprise visit to the school.

‘Celebrating the beauty and diversity of our country on this #InternationalWomensDay with some of the many fierce and promising girls here at DC’s Cardozo Education Campus,’ she wrote.

‘I loved visiting this school because it tells the American story in so many ways. Three years ago, Cardozo established its International Academy with only 150 students, but today it boasts nearly 400 who are thriving in and out of the classroom.

‘By embracing young immigrants and their diverse cultures and contributions, Cardozo is a model for our entire country.

‘The girls I met with today are ready to take on the world. We’ve just got to make sure that the world is ready for them.’

Just last week, the former first lady surprised students at Ballou STAY (School to Aid Youth) High School in D.C., which is an alternative school for students to complete their high school education.


By REGINA F. GRAHAM FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

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