President Obama Reaches out to PFA Alumnus

On September 8, 2011 President Barack Obama delivered his jobs speech to a joint session of Congress. Before doing so he shook hands with Christina Anderson Smith (PFA Alum ’78 and Oakwood ‘82) Official Reporter for the U.S. House of Representatives. Smith was present in the Capitol to dictate the president’s remarks word for word. History was made that night as it was the first time an African American Reporter for the House recorded a speech by the first African American President. Congratulations Tina!!!

1 Response to "President Obama Reaches out to PFA Alumnus"

  1. Thank you Christina for your leadership and skillful ability to be in congress and record the first African American President and others.. It is no surprise to me of your achievements. You were one of my 1st graders at Shiloh Academy. Your were a pleasure to have in class. i remember your mother telling me she introduced reading by reading the Bible to you. When you came to my class it was so easy to raise your reading/math skills quickly. I promoted you to 2nd grade second semester.. We did miss you at “recess”. Because you had older brothers you played all the sports/games competitively. . I admired how well you got along with everyone. As for me, God blessed me to go from a 1st grade teacher to dept of education in my state. Ofcourse, I am retired. But still assisting in improving education opportunities for all students. Hope to see you personally when I make plans to visit the African American History museum. I am so proud of you.

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