At Graduation, Michelle Obama Salutes Military Kids
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|Tue, 06-07-2011 - 10:41am|
Giving a speech before your high school class is hard enough, but can you imagine speaking when the first lady of the United States is on hand?
That's the situation 18-year-old Brannon Niblock recently found herself in. “It’s pretty surreal and, I mean, I am speechless,” the valedictorian of Quantico Middle/High School in Quantico, Va., a school for United States Marine Corps families, tells me the day before her big speech.
Michelle Obama, one of the hottest tickets on the commencement circuit, chose Brannon’s school, whose class has only 27 graduating seniors, as one of the few places she’d visit to salute graduating students this year....