(HuffPost). While McKinley Tech students in Washington, D.C., were still settling into a new year of classes Friday, in walked the former president of the United States.
Barack Obama strolled in, casually asked if the high schoolers minded him crashing their class and then waited for the shock waves to subside. The former president then spoke to the students about why he strived to engage with people their age during his eight years in office. Obama told the teenagers.
Obama posted video and photos of his day out on Instagram and Twitter.
Students at McKinley Tech are why he is “hopeful about the future,” Obama said.
“Proud of these McKinley Tech students—inspiring young minds that make me hopeful about our future.,” his Twitter post reads, while he captioned the Instagram post “Make us proud. You’re the next generation of leaders, and we need you.”
Proud of these McKinley Tech students—inspiring young minds that make me hopeful about our future. pic.twitter.com/nqYC1mjjTB
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September 8, 2017
Obama and his wife, Michelle, made frequent visits to schools around the world during their time in the White House. The first lady brought their daughters on a trip to promote girls’ education in West Africa. Obama spokesman Keith Schiller told The Hill that Friday’s visit was a part Obama’s “ongoing conversation with young people.”
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