Friday, May 4, 2012


All Smiles for THE PRESIDENT! Look closely, I'm behind the guy
with the red shirt on.

So, at school on Wednesday, it was in the air that the Secret Service were seen around the building. (Just for the record, High School Students don't miss anything.) One of the students stated; "The Secret Service were having a meeting in the conference room yesterday, and I also saw them looking around in the gym." She went on to say "Somebody's coming!" (All I could do is look at her in amazement, and think, how did she see all of that, and how did she know that the strange people in the building were Secret Service?)
Well, she was correct! On Wednesday, we had an impromptu faculty meeting where we were told that The President of the United States, Yes, The President of the United States, President Barack Obama, the first African American President, was coming to OUR school to talk to the Juniors and Seniors about student loans. (I mean really?? Somebody pinch me.) I can not began to explain the excitement in the school once the Principal made the announcement. However, being that he only wanted to see juniors and seniors, everyone was not going to see him live, but his speech would be live-streamed into every class. (One of the advantages of being in a school that is completely technology savvy.)

Guess who has free time during third and fifth periods and could go see THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES live! (Me! Highly Favored all of the time.)

Today, I got to school around 6:30, about 30 minutes earlier than I normally get there, and I was so excited to see Secret Service everywhere. I bounced into the main office to get my ticket, yes, people on the list needed tickets to go in the gym to see THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES!!!!

The ticket!

Here are a few teachers after we picked up our tickets!


Representing Howard and Tuskegee and all HBCU's!
He is here to talk about college right?

Around 9:45, I proceeded to the gym, but first I had to show my ID and make it through security. I wish that you could see the excitement that was on my entire body.

Ok, so I must give this plug for The Greatest Historical Black College in the land:Tuskegee. I wore my Tuskegee t-shirt, and as I was going through security, one of the Secret Service asked me if I went to Tuskegee and if I knew anything about Clark County, Alabama. Well, my mom is from Clark County. After a conversation, we realized that we are related through marriage. Now, if I had not worn that Tuskegee t-shirt, we would have never made that connection! Yaaaaa to Tuskegee; The Pride of the Swift Growing South!!!!!

Cousin who is also a Secret Service Man!

After this encounter, I scurried into the gym and pushed my way to the very front and anxiously waited along with colleagues, parents, students, and many dignitaries for The President of the United States.

Kids were in place!
Banner was up!

The Principal Spoke

A student who met with The President privately introduced him!


He gave the student a genuine hug!
And it was on:

After the speech, he shook our hands! WOW....

and I had to take this picture with our Superintendent!

The Superintendent!

As stated by Janie from Their Eyes Were Watching God, "Ah done been tuh de horizon and back..."

By the way, this is my 100th post, and I am so grateful that it is about The President!

1 comment:

Tracy Ricks said...

Awesome!! I felt like I was there! Thanks for sharing!

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