This little girl’ s college project got an A+ … at least from the former first female.
Alexandra Dow, a third grader through Diamond Bar, California, knew just who she wanted to be when the girl teacher asked the class in order to dress up as someone they believed made a positive difference in the world.
“[The teacher] said as soon as she provided the overview of the project, Alexandra’ s hand shot up and she stated she wanted to be Michelle Obama, ” Alexandra’ s mom, Audrey Dow, told HuffPost. “ The lady came home that day informing us all about the project and boasting that she would be Michelle. ”
And from the looks of a adorable viral photo Dow posted upon Twitter, Alexandra did an incredible job.
Michelle Obama herself offered the sweet tweet her stamps of approval.
“ We were each shocked! ” Dow said associated with Obama’ s response. “ Alexandra did not believe it at first, after that she got teary-eyed and stated, ‘ I can’ t think Mrs. Obama wrote to me! ’ She was talking about it all night and couldn’ t wait to inform friends at school. ”
Yet the assignment wasn’ t pretty much dress-up. Alexandra also had to study her subject, write a two-page report, create a poster board demonstration and prepare a one-minute speech to provide as Obama during her school’ s open house.
Thanks to everything research, Alexandra learned a lot regarding the former first lady and could draw parallels between Obama’ s i9000 life and her own.
“ We live in an area using a very, very small black community, ” Dow explained. “ There may be just two other families in the girl school that are black. When the girl sees Michelle on TV, she feels therefore connected to her because she’ h brown like her. When the girl did this project and noticed pictures of Michelle as a girl for the first time, she said, ‘ Appear! She has hair like mine. ’ ”
Another cool thing Alexandra learned about Obama is that she visited Princeton, just like her mom. Actually Dow had Alexandra while the girl was attending the university.
“ She was so struck with the fact that Michelle’ s teachers got said not to apply to Princeton due to the fact she was reaching too high, ” Dow recalled, while emphasizing the significance of children seeing themselves reflected within our leaders.
“ Alexandra said that occasionally people want to hold you lower, but you just have to believe in yourself. ”
We think Obama would approve of the message as well.