I Met Michelle Obama!

This past Wednesday I went to the White House to accept an award on behalf of San Francisco WritersCorps, a creative writing program for youth. With me was a WritersCorps student, Nicole. Michelle Obama was warm and lovely (and tall!) as she presented us with the 2010 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. WritersCorps was one of 15 programs from across the country to win the award, which comes with a $10,000 grant. Learn more about the award here. I have more to say about our White House visit, but just wanted to get this photo up first. Watch the ceremony and the First Lady’s speech here at the White House site or below. (WritersCorps is on at around the 20:22 mark.)

4 Comments

  1. Emily

    This is so amazingly awesome!! Something good happening to someone who deserves it. Should frame this and put it on your wall!! Congrats!!!! You rock Mel!!!!

  2. Mom

    CONGRATULATION!!!!!!!
    I am so proud of you. You make a difference in some one life,you help a lot of youngster
    to be a better writer, to built their confidence and self esteem.
    I wish there was a similar program available to me when I came to the State 40 years ago.
    I am so glad my daughter able to do this job , and do it so well!!!!!!!!!!

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