Washington, DC (May 22, 2015) – On Tuesday, April 28th, 21 students from four Loudoun County high schools, Dominion, Broad Run, Park View and Rock Ridge, had the opportunity to join President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for the Official Arrival Ceremony of the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, and his wife, Akie Abe, on the South Lawn of the White House.
The Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) students were official guests of the federal Department of Education. The participating students included members and officers of the Global Ambassadors Club at their respective high schools. Students selected to attend this ceremony played an integral part in coordinating the 2015 International Leadership Summit through which students from 11 countries visited six Loudoun County high schools for 10 days. The students left Dominion High School at 5 a.m. for this exciting event.
During the full pomp diplomatic ceremony, some of the students received the opportunity to shake the hands of both President Obama and Prime Minister Abe.