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Melania Trump issues statement after Tulsa visit

Posted: 12:39 PM, Mar 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-04 18:45:40Z
Melania Trump

TULSA — First Lady Melania Trump has issued a statement after her trip to Dove School of Discovery in Tulsa on Monday.

Trump visited Tulsa as a part of her "Be Best" initiative.

“I cannot emphasize further the importance of character-based education for our children,” Trump said. “Dove schools embody kindness, respect, positive interactions, and strong character through the curriculum that they teach every day. They are sculpting our next generation by creating a foundation of youth with strong character. I know they will go on to do great things.”

Photos: Melania Trump in Tulsa for 'Be Best' campaign

While at the school, Trump visited three different classrooms.

In one of the classrooms, she participated in an activity with the children that encouraged them to think about ways to show kindness in their lives. In another classroom, she engaged and observed with groups of students who were working together on an assignment. Trump also visited a second grade language arts class, where students were studying examples from African American history in order to learn how to overcome obstacles in their own lives.

The school is one of five public charter schools that aim to provide "disciplined organized vigorous education" to students from pre-K to 12th grade.

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