joining forces in colorado

First lady Michelle Obama and Dr Jill Biden at Fountain-Ft. Carson High School, April, 14, speaking about the need for advanced placement courses in math and science at schools serving military children

Denver Post: Michelle Obama says she knows that the lives of Colorado students with parents in the military aren’t easy.

But the first lady told hundreds of teens at Fountain-Fort Carson High School, “If you can get through this, you can get through anything.”

Obama visited the school near Fort Carson school along with Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, and “MythBusters” stars Jamie Hyneman and Grant Imahara.

They were there to promote the “Joining Forces” campaign to support the families of military personnel and a campaign by the National Math and Science Initiative to promote advanced-placement classes, especially for students from military families.

A panel of students competed with a panel of parents in a math and science contest, with the first lady and Biden reading the questions.

Discovery channel’s Mythbuster Jamie Hyneman advises students of a correct answer during a competition against their parents at Fountain-Fort Carson High School

5 Responses to “joining forces in colorado”

  1. 1 Sue in Minnesota
    April 14, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    They work so hard on our behalf, I hope they feel the love and appreciation they so deserve, everywhere they go.

  2. 2 June Cleaver 2.0
    April 14, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    They make a great team!

  3. 3 anniebella
    April 14, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    I don’t mind telling anyone that I am such a fan of Michelle Obama. I think she is just great. She is a wonderful First Lady and I hope to meet her one day. Mrs. Biden is pretty special too. Joe, Barack, you are two lucky men.

  4. 4 majii
    April 14, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    Taking guys from the Mythbusters series was a brilliant idea for emphasizing the importance of math and science to these students!

  5. 5 Titti
    April 15, 2011 at 5:43 am

    Wonder which team won?! Hugger in Chief.

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