Michelle Obama



GOODBYES. Obama gives her final speech as first lady on Jan. 6, 2017 to a group of school counselors as a part of her Reaching Higher Initiative program. Throughout her eight years in the white house, she has worked to empower and encourage young people to improve the world. This speech was no different, with her reminding them that the country is theirs and with hard work and a good education they can do anything.

Taylor Close, A&E Chief

As the former first lady, Michelle Obama has made as big an impact on our country as her husband. She not only improved education around the world, but also worked towards decreasing the obesity rate among children, and more.

The Princeton and Harvard Law graduate worked as the Associate Dean of Student Services at the University of Chicago, and married Former President Barack Obama in Oct. 1992. The couple have two daughters, Malia and Natasha (Sasha) Obama.

As first lady, Obama initiated the ‘Let’s Move’ campaign to reverse the downward spiral of increasing child obesity in the US. The program promoted healthy eating, even getting school lunches to be healthier, and more exercise.

She has also held a big part in her husband’s two presidential campaigns,and endorsed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. She took a big stance on looking at political issues from a maternal point of view.

As a part of her push to improve education, she has traveled all over the world helping countries in poverty. She has been looking to help children of all ages, but especially girls who would not get an education otherwise.

Both Michelle and Barack have indicated that they will still be doing what they can to better the American people, and people around the world. They have started a foundation that will hold all of the information, https://www.obama.org/.


   “You should never view your challenges as a disadvantage. Instead, it’s important for you to understand that your experience facing and overcoming adversity is actually one of your biggest advantages. ” – Michelle Obama