- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Former First Lady Michelle Obama told a group of high school seniors on Wednesday that her status as “forever first lady” should convince them that success is possible in America.

A line first used by actor Nick Cannon to describe Mrs. Obama was embraced this week as she addressed students at College Signing Day event at Temple University in Philadelphia. She recalled a counselor who attempted to lower her ambitions and then instructed attendees to aim for the stars instead.

“We have such high hopes for you,” Mrs. Obama said of the event’s designated speakers, ABC News reported. “See, I’m not one of those doubters. I know that you have everything it take to succeed. I know that you are me. And if I can be standing here as you ‘forever first lady,’ then you can do anything you put your mind to. So remember this moment when you’re out there, when you hit those robots. Remember all these people who were thinking about you and praying for you.” 

Additional celebrities joining Mrs. Obama included actors Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Zendaya and Rebel Wilson.



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