Black History Month is not only the time to reflect on our history, but to also pay homage to our black leaders and trailblazers. Blacks students across the country will have the chance to learn about and recognize those who have inspired them. When it was third grader Alexandra Dow’s turn to honor an influential Black person, she jumped at the chance. For her school’s Open House, the California student honored first lady Michelle Obama.
Besides dressing up as Mrs. Obama, Alexandra had to write a two-page report, create a poster board and deliver a speech as if she was Mrs. Obama to the attendees of the open house.
Mrs. Obama took notice and gave Dow a shout out via Twitter.
Alexandra’s mother, Audrey Dow, said her daughter was overjoyed when Mrs. Obama noticed the tribute.
“Alexandra did not believe it at first, then she got teary-eyed and said, ‘I can’t believe Mrs. Obama wrote to me!’ She was talking about it all evening and couldn’t wait to tell friends at school,” Mrs. Dow told HuffPost.
We are sure Alexandra aced this Black History Month project!