President wave at Guardian Angels kids during D.C. visit | Politics
MT. WASHINGTON - As President Barack Obama boarded Marine One this past Wednesday morning, Guardian Angels School 8th graders on a White House tour had a front row seat. The class from the Mt. Washington school watched as the President crossed the lawn, waved to them, and boarded the helicopter.
“When the White House asked me if we had 30 minutes to spare, I knew we were going to have an opportunity few were able to have,” said Michelle Gallagher, one of the teachers chaperoning. “It was hard for all of us to contain our excitement!”
“I was, like, who does this happen to? We were able to go out to the garden and see the President walk to his helicopter!” student Cyra Luttmer said. “I was speechless and very emotional…I started to cry.”
“It was indescribable,” student Jimmy Wegener said. “We were so lucky to see our president, especially how we were able to hit the exact time he was getting on Marine One.”
The class of 64 students returns to Cincinnati Friday evening. Guardian Angels 8th graders have been taking a trip to Washington DC and Williamsburg each spring since 1985. No class in the past 27 years has had this kind of experience, and the members of the class have begun to realize what an extraordinary opportunity they had.
“It was not an everyday experience; it was a privilege,” student Mitch Johnson said. “We were blessed to be able to see it.”
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