Howard University Middle School Public Charter School Students Feted at White House Astronomy Night Celebration
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The Howard University Middle School students accompanied by their principal Sue White, science teachers Dr. Kethurah Williams and Hector Telford, got a chance to learn about their universe using more than 20 telescopes provided by NASA and other organizations. They observed Jupiter, the moon and selected stars. White said the kids were so excited about their visit to the White House. “The experience possibly changed the course of some of their lives,” she said.
Addressing the crowd of students in attendance, President Obama acknowledged some of the men and women who have flown closer to the stars than anybody else. “If they can discover something great, so can any of you other students here tonight. All you need is a passion for science,” Obama said to the youngsters. “That is why we are working to reinvigorate math and science in schools,” he added.