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LHWHS Senior Chosen to Visit White House

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The National Blues Museum (NBM), a not-for-profit educational institution and planned museum, hosted 10 St. Louis high school juniors and seniors, including Ladue Horton Watkins High School senior Bea Dageforde, at the White House for an educational program celebrating blues music. The program was hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama.

In addition to the St. Louis contingent, approximately 120 students from public schools in Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Nashville, New Jersey, Seattle and the state of Mississippi were in Washington, D.C., for the White House event, museum tours and special activities held in conjunction with the GRAMMY Museum’s “At the Crossroads: A History of the Blues in America” program on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Produced by the Los Angeles-based GRAMMY Museum, the program serves as a complement to PBS’ “In Performance at the White House” concert series.