Students from Des Moines Aviation High School will have an opportunity to meet President Obama at a fundraiser at the Paramount Theater in downtown Seattle this Sunday, Sept. 25th.
Aviation students apparently have been chosen to meet with the Prez because of the school’s designation as a ‘Lighthouse Model of STEM Excellence’ by the Washington State Legislature, as well as its relationship with The Museum of Flight.
Here’s more from a note posted to the school’s website this week:
So…about the opportunity to meet President Obama! A fundraiser is being held for him at the Paramount Theater in downtown Seattle this Sunday from approximately 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and Aviation High School staff and students (yes…all of us!) have been invited to attend because of our designation as a Lighthouse Model of STEM Excellence by the Washington State Legislature and because of our relationship with The Museum of Flight that leads to our being a premier education reform model for the entire country. Our participation in this event is in no way an endorsement of the President’s candidacy for the Office of President of the United States.
Those who pay $10,000 for a table will be there in obvious support of his run for office. We will be there at no cost, sitting in the balcony of the Paramount, in the same room with the President of the United States to be recognized as a school of excellence, enjoying the entertainment that is being provided and hearing President Obama deliver his speech to the Seattle audience. My current understanding is that there will be a time for questions directed to the President, so hopefully, some will be taken from our AHS delegation. By end of the school day, as I learn more about the event, I am hoping to have a letter for you to take home and share with your parents tonight that provides more details and expectations (transportation to and from the event, dress code, chaperones etc.) For now, please know that attendance at this event is by invitation-only, and it is an honor that we have been invited. Please do discuss your participation with your parents tonight and be prepared to let your first period teacher know tomorrow if you can participate! And…look forward to Sunday!
And here’s a video story on this news, which includes a bit more on the political side of it: