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Peach County teen meets President Obama

A Peach County High School student met President Obama as part of an annual 4-H meeting at the White House.

16-year-old Ka'Shawn Burke was one of 8 young people invited by the President and the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture earlier this month.

They discussed healthy living, food security, and STEM education.

Like the other participants through 4-H Burke has worked on projects to help his community tackle problems related to childhood poverty.

Burke says he didn't believe the visit was really going to happen.

"He didn't walk into the room, he opened the door for us! He opened the door to the Oval Office for us. And he shook our hand as we were walking through the door," says Burke.

Burke says he talked with the president about the garden they've worked on and how they share food with the community.

Since 1900, every U.S. president has met with a delegation of 4-H youth at the White House.


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