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First Lady visits Oklahoma charter school

Posted at 6:25 PM, Mar 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-04 19:25:29-05

TULSA - Even though the snow and frigid temperatures caused many schools to close Monday, it didn’t stop Dove School of Discovery from welcoming a very special guest.

First Lady Melania Trump made her first official stop in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as part of her ‘Be Best’ initiative.

Monday was a surprise for many of the students.

The principal told 2 Works For You she had to keep it a secret for security reasons until the last moment.

“I was actually like super excited because I wasn’t expecting that," Triston Vasquez, sixth grader at Dove School of Discovery.

Anticipation, excitement and yes, a little bit of nerves for students at Dove School of Discovery when they heard someone special was visiting.

“They knew that somebody was coming to observe our school for character lessons," said Principal Maureen Brown.

Dove School of Discovery on Mrs. Trump's list for their work in integrating character building into their regular curriculum.

“We wanted to make sure that our students are doing the best they can and recognizing that we may never be perfect but we can certainly strive to be the best that we can be," said Brown.

Mrs. Trump visited with several grades including Triston Vasquez’s sixth grade science class as they were worked on an experiment.

“She was asking a lot of questions and she seemed very interested in the science projects and i was very happy.”

Alexandra Ramirez said she not only seemed interested in the topics they were learning, but in hearing what the kids had to say.

"It was nice," Ramirez said. "She has a great attitude and she lets us talk. You know, some people won’t let you talk. They just interrupt.”

Vasquez and Ramirez reflecting on their day as an experience they will never forget.

“I had a great day at school today," Vasquez said.

“It’s special, you know? It’s not everyday you get to meet a famous person,” Ramirez said.

The First Lady also visited Washington state and will visit Nevada before heading back home Tuesday.

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