Students Visit White House, Meet Mrs. Trump
Students from West Gate Elementary School had the experience of a lifetime last week when they received an invitation to tour The East Wing of the White House. During the visit, the students were surprised by First Lady Melania Trump who met with them during their tour. The rare opportunity came for the 5th-grade Safety Patrols during the school’s annual trip to Washington, D.C.
The students were invited for the tour after Mrs. Trump visited their school in March to see how West Gate is implementing Social/Emotional Learning (SEL) into their daily routines. Mrs. Trump spent nearly an hour during her visit sitting in classrooms, observing and participating as students and teachers shared the SEL strategies.
The White House released this video on Facebook capturing the students’ White House visit. Mrs. Trump’s visit to West Gate is featured in the one-year anniversary video of her Be Best campaign to address mental health, bullying and the opioid crisis.