US, South Korean first ladies visit VA high school

ANNANDALE, Va. (AP) ? Michelle Obama has told high school students in northern Virginia to be serious about their education, to challenge themselves, to take risks and to try new things. And when they find something they like, she urged them to commit to it.

After all, just look at her husband. The first lady says the president worked hard to get where he is today.

Mrs. Obama’s trip to Annandale High School was part of Thursday’s state visit by the president of South Korea.

She brought her South Korean counterpart to an area of northern Virginia with a large Korean population.

Seated in the high school gymnasium, the two were treated to performances by a children’s choir, a trio of Ethiopian folk dancers and Grammy-nominated Korean-American violinist Jennifer Koh.