Michelle Obama Shares Empowering Advice for Students on College Signing Day
Michelle Obama is back at it.
The former First Lady was on hand to help over 200 hundred college-bound high school seniors celebrate their success at a National College Signing Day event in New York City today, and she had some very empowering words for the group of students.
"I might not live in the White House anymore, but Barack and I are going to keep on celebrating you all and supporting you and lifting you up no matter what house we live in," she told students in an energetic speech. "Our belief in the power of education to transform your life is real and it’s going to be at the core of everything we do going forward. So today we are celebrating because each and every one of you is taking the next step in your education."
But, Obama—who wore a Princeton T-shirt, a cardigan, gray skinny jeans, and sneakers—wasn't the only famous face to make an appearance. The MTV-hosted event was emceed by Nick Cannon, and stars like Bella Hadid, Billy Eichner, Donna Karan, Andy Cohen, Questlove, Olivia Palermo, Andra Day, Christy Turlington, Matthew Rhys, Robin Roberts, and more also took the stage.
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The 44th FLOTUS also took to Instagram to share a photo from the day, and expressed her pride in the students once again. "Thank you @NickCannon and so many others who supported #CollegeSigningDay," she wrote. "@BarackObama and I are so proud of each and every student who is aiming to #reachhigher. #BetterMakeRoom."
In her closing remarks, she called the group of teens to action: "Remember this day," she said. "Take this spirit and all this energy and bring it with you as you go on and go off and do great things. We will be watching you, hoping you come back and you share that energy and you give those gifts backs to your siblings, your community, to your neighborhood, to this country. We need you."