On Thursday, Michelle Obama surprised Kirsten Perry, the newly named 2018 School Counselor of the Year.
In a video posted on the former First Ladies Instagram, Perry was sitting in her office with some students at Lawndale Community Academy in Chicago, waiting for what she thought would be a phone call from the executive director of the American School Counselor Association. When the phone rang and Perry answered, it was former First Lady Michelle Obama on the phone.
“Hi, Kirsten, this is Michelle Obama. How are you?”
Perry responded, “Oh my God! . . . This is unbelievable!”
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It’s because of school counselors like Kirsten Perry that our young people dream a little bigger, and reach a little higher. Kirsten, I can’t wait to honor you and your colleagues from across the country at the School Counselor of the Year Ceremony next week. #ReachHigher
Obama called Perry to congratulate her on her award, and Obama said she would be introducing the counselor at a Feb. 2 gala in Washington D.C, during a meeting of all of the state Counselors of the Year.
The former First Lady got involved in the program back in 2015, and back then would host the ceremony at The White House.
It’s awesome that Mrs. Obama is still doing this work.