The U.S. Department of Education selected Alexandria’s Cora Kelly School for Math Science and Technology to receive free tickets to this annual event, which was held at the White House Today.
Alexandria City Public Schools Superintendent Morton Sherman recommended Cora Kelly for this honor, which is reserved for schools that show exceptional progress in improving achievement, obtaining accreditation and/or developing model programs.
The First Family has hosted the Easter Egg Roll on the Monday following Easter for 134 years.
“What a great honor,” said Cora Kelly Principal Brandon Davis. “We’re thrilled that our hard-working students are being rewarded with this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. We hope Bo helps us find some eggs!”
This year’s theme was: “Let's Go, Let's Play, Let's Move.” More than 35,000 youngsters participated in the games, stories and the Easter Egg Roll on the south lawn today.
As part of First lady Michelle Obama’s, “Let’s Move!” campaign, families who attended today’s festivities were treated to cooking demonstrations and received information about ways to incorporate healthy eating and exercise into their daily lives.