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
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time. The program was hosted by television personality Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain and featured performances by the Beach Boys, Jack Wagner, Wynonna Judd, Craig Campbell and others.