Local teenager gets a shout-out from Michelle Obama - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Local teenager gets a shout-out from Michelle Obama

BEACHWOOD, OH (WOIO) -

Imagine having Michelle Obama as a mentor.

It's not every day someone in the area gets noticed in a national magazine, especially by the First Lady. 

15-year-old Jada Campbell from Beachwood got a shout-out from Michelle Obama in People magazine

Jada Campbell attended the inauguration in January but when Mrs. Obama singled her out a couple of days ago she was beyond excited!

"I was like WOW, cause I didn't know she was actually doing a video and say my name. So that was a big shock," says Jada.

Jada sent the first lady a picture and question while Mrs. Obama was in Africa recently with the president and asked, "Did I capture your style?"

"I just sent her a picture. I had on a dress like she would wear and I said do I sort of have your style in this pic and she said yeah," says Jada.

That's not all the first lady said to Jada in the article.

"...as long as you're working as hard on the inside as you are on the outside then I take the compliment," said Mrs. Obama.

Jada is part of the young scholars program at Warrensville High School. If she keeps up her grades she'll get a free ride to the Ohio State University.

"I want to be a plastic surgeon," said Jada.

Jada's mother Wanda is almost as thrilled as her daughter.

"I'm absolutely proud of my daughter that Michelle Obama responded back to her. She has been great encouragement," said Wanda.

So being a good student has its rewards, including encouragement from Mrs. Obama in People:

"We're sisters in power, leadership – you and me, Jada. Change the world! I expect big things from you," Mrs. Obama.

Campbell says she is grateful to have been chosen to attend President Obama's Inauguration and Inaugural Ball.

She says she'd like to go back to Washington someday and meet Mrs. Obama, the girls and the president.

Copyright 2013 WOIO. All rights reserved.

Top Story

special

CONNECT WITH US

Updated:

Connect with Cleveland 19! More>>

  • Seen on 19Seen on 19More>>

  • Powerball jackpot up to $535M, drawing Saturday

    Powerball jackpot up to $535M, drawing Saturday

    Thursday, August 17 2017 10:00 AM EDT2017-08-17 14:00:30 GMT
    Friday, August 18 2017 2:46 PM EDT2017-08-18 18:46:47 GMT
    (Source: WOIO)(Source: WOIO)

    No one matched the winning Powerball numbers on Wednesday August 16, 2017, increasing the next jackpot to $535 million for Saturday night's drawing.

    More >>

    No one matched the winning Powerball numbers on Wednesday August 16, 2017, increasing the next jackpot to $535 million for Saturday night's drawing.

    More >>
  • LOOK HERE: 2017-18 School start dates

    LOOK HERE: 2017-18 School start dates

    Friday, August 18 2017 2:43 PM EDT2017-08-18 18:43:41 GMT
    First day of school for students in NE Ohio. (Source: WOIO)First day of school for students in NE Ohio. (Source: WOIO)

    Summer is wrapping up and students all across the country and in northeast Ohio are headed back to school.  

    More >>

    Summer is wrapping up and students all across the country and in northeast Ohio are headed back to school.  

    More >>
  • Hopkins passenger reunited with valuable ring, thanks to TSA

    Hopkins passenger reunited with valuable ring, thanks to TSA

    Friday, August 18 2017 10:37 AM EDT2017-08-18 14:37:36 GMT
    Marijke Dauwen, who wears her deceased brother’s class ring as a tribute to him, was passing through a TSA security checkpoint at Hopkins in July when another passenger inadvertently picked up the ring. (Source: TSA)Marijke Dauwen, who wears her deceased brother’s class ring as a tribute to him, was passing through a TSA security checkpoint at Hopkins in July when another passenger inadvertently picked up the ring. (Source: TSA)

    A Transportation Security Administration Officer helped reunite a passenger traveling through Cleveland Hopkins International Airport with a valuable ring she misplaced at the airport last month.  

    More >>

    A Transportation Security Administration Officer helped reunite a passenger traveling through Cleveland Hopkins International Airport with a valuable ring she misplaced at the airport last month.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly