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Obama State Dinner for British Prime Minister Cameron Wednesday

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below, from the White House.....

Office of the First Lady
March 8, 2012


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

4:15 PM * American University: As part of the Administration's activities to welcome Prime Minister and Mrs. Cameron to the United States, Mrs. Obama has invited Mrs. Cameron to join her in an Olympics-themed event with DC-area school children at American University. Fifth graders from MacFarland Middle School in Washington, D.C., Manor View Elementary School in Maryland and Arlington Science Focus School in Virginia will participate in a mini-Olympics competition in celebration of the 2012 London Summer Olympics and Mrs. Obama's Let's Move! initiative. Olympians and Paralympians including Kortney Clemons, Dominique Dawes, April Holmes, Lisa Leslie, Lori Ann Lindsey, Dan O'Brien, Becky Sauerbrunn and David Wagner will lead the activities.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

2:00 PM * The White House: In addition to joining the President at the arrival ceremony and the State Dinner in honor of Prime Minister and Mrs. Cameron, Mrs. Obama will deliver introductory remarks at an event with young women from the United States and United Kingdom. Brooke Anderson, National Security Staff Chief of Staff, and Cris Comerford, Executive White House Chef, will speak to young women from Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School in the UK, Elizabeth Seton High School in Maryland and National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C. about the importance of this official visit.

The Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School (EGA) has a special history with Mrs. Obama. In April of 2009, First Lady Michelle Obama accompanied the President to London on their first official international trip together. While there, the First Lady paid a surprise visit to EGA, a secondary school for girls in North London, where students are encouraged to "Learn, Achieve, Discover and Perform Without Limits." During this poignant visit, Mrs. Obama praised the girls for their dedication to education and leadership in their communities and encouraged them to reach for their dreams. In February 2010, the First Lady invited a group of London students to the White House - including one from EGA - who won a U.S. Embassy Black History Month essay contest. Mrs. Obama also spoke to EGA students at the University of Oxford in May 2011, as part of a day-long "college immersion" visit, and encouraged them to continue working towards their goals.

The event, which will be held in the State Dining Room of the White House, will also preview the dinner's table settings, food and entertainment.
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