President Barack Obama surprised students at a Michigan high school by dropping in for a little face time.
MTV News reports that the president popped in for an unannounced meet and greet at Kalamazoo Central High School before delivering a commencement address to the graduating class.
Naturally the crowd went nuts when Barack walked in, and students were even more stoked to receive a handshake or exchange some words with the nation’s top executive.
"It was the most amazing thing ever that could ever happen to anybody," one student reflected. Their sentiments were echoed by a fellow student, who said, "That moment right there changed my life, just meeting the president."
Meanwhile, other students decided they’d rather brag by broadcast. "I just updated my Facebook status: ‘Just met Barack Obama and made friends with the Secret Service,’” one girl said.
The students of KCHS won the President Obama’s presence at graduation in the White House’s Race to the Top High School Commencement Challenge. Before delivering his official graduation address to the class of 2010, the president told students that they already have a few key qualities that will lead them to success in life.
"If you carry with you the sense of community you’ve got here in your hometown, there is nothing you can’t accomplish," he stated to the 300 students gathered in the school gymnasium on Monday.
– Sonya Eskridge