5th Grader Introduces First Lady Michelle Obama

5th grader and Michelle Obama

On May 12th, Capital City 5th grader, Bruktawit Tesfaye, introduced former First Lady Michelle Obama to over 600 attendees at the Partnership for a Healthier America 2017 Summit.

Capital City is a Let’s Move Active School and Department of Education Green Ribbon School, two initiatives started during the First Lady's service in the White House. In 2015, a handful of our students, including Bruktawit, were invited to the White House Kitchen Garden to harvest vegetables and cook with Mrs. Obama.

Bruktawit shared how this experience and her Capital City education have inspired her to be healthy and active. She reflected, "I’m thankful for these experiences because now I eat healthier and being healthy makes me more active and engaged with learning." Watch her full introduction here (starting at 1:06:02).