Michelle Obama

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                                                                Michelle Obama 

 She was born on January 17, 1964 in Chicago, Illinois. she attended Princeton University and after graduating from there she went to attend Harvard Law school and later landed a job at Chicago law firm. She then met her husand Barack Obama and later got married on October 3, 1992. She also had two daughters with him. The reason that she is nominated is because she became the first African American lady of the United States of America, which made history! Since her and her husband were the first african americans in office. As the first lady she made changes and directed her attention towards social issues, poverty, education and healthy living and didn't discriminate any race. That is why she deserves the P.O.T.Y. award

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          Michelle Obama was born on January 17,1964 as Michelle Robinson to Marian Shields and Fraser Robinson. She grew up on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois. Michelle attended and graduated from not one, but two ivy league schools— Princeton University and Harvard Law School. She met her future husband, Barack Obama at a Chicago law firm and they married in 1992. Michelle Obama decided that she wanted to be working with people to serve their communities and their neighbors. She became a public servant in Chicago and helped create a program that helps youth prepare for public service. In 2009, Obama became the first black first lady, along with her husband being the first black president.

As the first lady, Michelle Obama focused her efforts on advocating for healthy families and healthy lifestyles, service members and their families, higher education for all, and girls’ education worldwide. She aimed to inspire young people, which is why Obama launched Let’s Move! in 2010. The program was designed to address childhood obesity and combat it by offering healthier food options at schools and encouraging physical activity. In 2011, Michelle Obama, alongside Dr. Jill Biden, launched Joining Forces, which was created to help veterans, service members, and their families. It supported them by providing wellness, education, and employment opportunities. The campaign wanted to ensure the success of the veterans, service members, and the families that were helped. In 2014, Michelle Obama launched the Reach Higher Initiative. It aimed to inspire young people across America to recognize their potential and explore the possibilities of success in their future by completing their education past high school, whether at a professional training program, a community college, or a four-year college or university. Reach Higher aimed to ensure that all students understood what they need to complete their education by working to expose students to college and career opportunities; helping them understand financial aid eligibility; encouraging academic planning and summer learning opportunities; and supporting high school counselors who do essential work to help students get into college. In 2015, Mrs. Obama joined President Obama to launch Let Girls Learn. It was a U.S. government-wide initiative to help girls around the world go to school and stay in school. It aimed to help educate and empower young women around the world.

As First Lady, Obama worked on the issues close to her heart — supporting military families, helping children lead healthier lives, and encouraging young people to expand their range of options after high school.

 

Bibliography

https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600/first-ladies/michelleobama

http://www.biography.com/people/michelle-obama-307592

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelle_Obama