On January 30th, I had the pleasure of being a guest at the White House as the First Lady Michelle Obama hosted the American School Counselor Association’s School Counselor of the Year awards ceremony. This is the first time this event has been held at the White House. 36 finalists and semifinalists and 2015 School Counsel of the Year Cory Notestine of Alamosa High School in Colorado received recognition from the First Lady and actress, Connie Britton who played a school counselor on the popular television series Friday Night Lights.
The First Lady shared that “Every day, our school counselors help young people become the people they’re meant to be and achieve what they were put on the earth to achieve. That is truly an awesome responsibility. It’s also a tremendous privilege.” The First lady published an op-ed and also spoke about the event, as well as her Reach Higher Initiative, on Entertainment Tonight. View a video of the White House ceremony here.
Photo Credit: Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon
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