Photo courtesy of the White House
On Mon. March 4, while most of Tulsa was hiding away from the sub zero outdoor temperatures, First Lady Melania Trump popped in for a visit to Tulsa, OK.
The First Lady stopped by the Dove School of Discovery as part of her “Be Best” initiative, in which she will visit and honor three schools across the U.S. The school, which opened in 2009, serves 386 kindergarten through sixth grade students and was named one of the 2018 National Schools of Character by the Character.org national organization.
The visit was a surprise to much of Tulsa, and even to the students and faculty at the school, until she arrived at 9:45 a.m. Due to the weather, school attendance was low, so only the birds brave enough to endure the weather got the worm.
She stopped by science labs and language arts classes to observe and talk with the students. In each interaction, Trump stressed the importance of collaboration and respect, according to the Tulsa World.
“It’s very important to do teamwork and you get along with each other and your peers,” Trump told the students.
It proved nothing short of an educational experience for the students, especially for the one that asked the first lady if she knew Abraham Lincoln.
“I will never forget that one; it was great,” said Principal Maureen Brown.