On a visit to Howard University with a group of high school juniors and seniors from Chicago, the first lady stressed the need for higher education , saying a high school diploma is not enough in today’s economy.
First lady Michelle Obama with junior and senior high school students from Chicago during a tour of Howard University in Washington. The visit was part of her focus on students pursuing higher education. The students' four-day visit is called "Escape to the Mecca." The program is designed to immerse talented high school students in a college campus environment. Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post Buy Photo