Michelle Obama, Ciara, Kelly Rowland and More Celebrate College-Bound Students

Forever First Lady Michelle Obama is busy but not too busy to celebrate college-bound students and she did just that Wednesday in Philly at College Signing Day at Temple University. Celebrity friends like Zendaya, Kelly Rowland, Ciara, Bradley Cooper and more joined in on the festivities to share some of their experiences and to get thousands of area kids amped up as they embark on this new, exciting chapter.

Mrs. Obama spoke on when she was applying to colleges and how she was told that most likely her first and second choices may not happen for her but instead, she persevered. Instead, she attended Princeton University and Harvard Law School. Decades later, she accompanied her husband to the White House for two terms.

“There are always haters out there telling you what you can’t do,” Page Six reports.

“I know that you are me,” Obama told the crowd. “And if I can be standing here as your forever first lady, then you can do anything you put your mind to.” The label, “forever first lady,” came from actor Nick Cannon, who along with other A-listers joined Obama at the fifth annual celebration, the first in Philadelphia.

Mrs. Obama pioneered the tradition in 2014 to congratulate young people who have chosen to further their education through a professional training program, community college, four-year institution or the military.

Obama previously has hosted College Signing Day events in New York City, Detroit and San Antonio.


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