The Washington Times - February 24, 2009, 11:08AM

The White House just sent over a few tidbits on who will sit with First Lady Michelle Obama during the president’s address tonight.



Among the guests will be a Dillon, South Carolina eighth grader and a Miami banker who shared his bank sale proceeds with his employees.


Ty’Sheoma Bethea was invited because the First Family was “moved” by her letter asking for help rebuilding her more-than-a-century-old J.V. Martin Junior High School, according to this McClatchy story.


Leonard Abess Jr. “quietly shared” $60 million in proceeds from the sale of bank shares with tellers, bookkeepers and clerks, according to this Miami Herald story.

The Herald report noted that Geneva Lawson, who bought a new car with her bonus from Abess, also will sit in the First Lady’s box.


 Christina Bellantoni, White House correspondent,
The Washington Times


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