In the last few weeks, I’ve been writing about the college records of the presidential candidates, VP candidates, and our current president and VP. But it seems like the brainiest one out of the whole bunch may be prospective First Lady Michelle Obama.
Check out Michelle Obama’s educational background. According to the Chicago Sun Times, Obama (whose maiden name was Michelle LaVaughn Robinson) was a brilliant and curious child who pulled herself out of her poverty-stricken childhood through hard work and academic talent. She could read by the time she was four and skipped the second grade.
After attending a prestigious Chicago magnet school, to which she had been handpicked, Obama was accepted to Princeton University, where she was one of only a few African American students. At Princeton, she majored in sociology and African American studies. She found her minority status to be a challenge, and wrote an honor’s thesis about that experience. Despite the challenge, Obama graduated cum laude from Princeton. Immediately afterward, she attended and graduated from Harvard University School of Law.
Now that sounds like a role model!