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Higher Achievement at the White House

Some projects design themselves. In November, First Lady Michelle Obama presented Higher Achievement with the Coming Up Taller Award. Lynsey Wood Jeffries reports, “Despite rules to simply, shake the First Ladyʼs hand and say, ʻThank you,ʼ Brion sprinted across the stage and gave Mrs. Obama a huge hug. As we posed for a photo, she leaned down and asked him, ʻWhat are you thinking?ʼ With an enormous grin, Brion simply said ʻI'm just happy. Just so happy.ʼ”