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Student: President Barack Obama’s visit unforgettable

In this undated photo distributed by the North Korean government Monday, May 22, 2017, a solid-fuel "Pukguksong-2" missile lifts off during its launch test at an undisclosed location in North Korea. North Korea fired a solid-fuel ballistic missile Sunday that can be harder for outsiders to detect before launch and later said the test was hailed as perfect by leader Kim Jong Un. The official Korean Central News Agency confirmed Monday the missile was a Pukguksong-2, a medium-to-long range ballistic missile also launched in February. The missile flew about 500 kilometers (310 miles) and reached a height of 560 kilometers (350 miles) Sunday before plunging into the Pacific Ocean. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this photo. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)

PHOENIX — Tuesday became a day that the Desert Vista High School Class of 2014 will never forget after President Barack Obama paid a visit.

Jasmine Coro said seeing Obama in person was on her bucket list.

“He’s probably my role model so even being this far away from him was almost too much to comprehend,” she said. “I started to tear up at first. It was a little overwhelming.”

Coro was impressed that the president broke it all down to a level that a high school student can understand and she feels better about her future.

“Whether its home buying or whatever, think through it and choose the best option,” she replied when asked to sum up Obama’s advice.

And it’s Coro’s belief that it wasn’t only students who took something away from this event. The president did too.

“I think he was taken by the whole student body being here, singing him ‘Happy Birthday’ and so on. That’s just part of being at this school. It’s exciting to be here.”

Coro was among 800 Desert Vista seniors who heard the president deliver his plan to boost middle-class home ownership.


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