As I reported on this blog last week, the White House set aside a block of tickets for D.C. schools - in this case 2,000. (They also have saved some for administration employees and their children.)
Chancellor Michelle Rhee has chosen 20 schools and the principals will pick the students who will get to go to the egg roll.
She joined Mayor Adrian Fenty and President Obama’s Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to hand out 200 tickets at Plummer Elementary School in Southeast today.
In a release, D.C. announced they chose Plummer because of the school’s “growth in student achievement and other factors.”
“The secretary’s office was also impressed by letters written by third grade students describing what they would do if elected president,” the release read.
Rhee will distribute the rest of the tickets to “successful students in schools across the district who would benefit from the opportunity to participate in this extraordinary event at the White House.”
In addition to Plummer, kids at the following elementary schools will get the tickets: Key, Barnard, Brent, Browne, Cleveland, Emery, Francis-Stevens, Langdon, Ludlow-Taylor, Malcom X, Miner, Martin Luther King, Montgomery, Noyes, Payne, Ross, Turner @ Green, Truesdell and Webb-Wheatley.
D.C. also announced that high school student athletes from H.D. Woodson, Wilson and School Without Walls will volunteer at the egg roll for the soccer and basketball stations.
People seeking more info are asked to call 202-456-7041.
— Christina Bellantoni, White House correspondent,
The Washington Times