First Lady Michelle Obama Commends Grads For Beating The Odds

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082813-Michelle-Obama-623Michelle Obama commended a group of college graduates for fighting against the odds to get their degrees.

Mrs. Obama believes that nothing can stand in the way of someone who is truly determined to get an education.

The First Lady addressed a group of former DC College Access Program students at a graduation celebration in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. Among the attendees was Rhia Hardman, a woman raised be her crack-addicted father and stepmother. Despite growing up in an environment where she sometimes didn’t have running or electricity, Rhia graduated from Virginia State University with honor this spring.

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Another student named Rashema Melson has been homeless for years, but she’s still graduated as the valedictorian of her high school. She’s heading to Georgetown University this fall.

During her speech, FLOTUS held the young women up as…

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