First lady addresses school counselors conference

First lady addresses school counselors conference

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) - First lady Michelle Obama is visiting central Florida to promote the role school counselors play in helping families pursue higher education.

Obama delivered remarks Tuesday at the American School Counselor Association's annual conference in Orlando as part of her Reach Higher Initiative.

Reach Higher focuses on the importance of pursuing and completing some form of post-secondary education. It also encourages students to support President Barack Obama's 2020 goal of America producing the world's highest proportion of college graduates.

More than 2,000 school counselors packed the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort where Mrs. Obama let them know just how important counselors are.

"Every student in this country needs some higher education, whether that's a two-year degree, a four-year degree or professional training of some sort."

Mrs. Obama was expected to attend a Democratic National Committee event in Miami later in the day.

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