(January 19 - Washington, DC) Twenty-one 1st, 2nd and 3rd Grade students and three chaperones attended the welcoming ceremony for Hu Jin Tao at the White House today. They were able to hear both Presidents address the audience. Included in their talks were discussions of the importance of cultural exchange and also American students studying Chinese.
The students were able to hear and see a 21 Gun Salute, performances of the both the Chinese and American National Anthems, see a number of other dignitaries in the crowd and witness the whole ceremony. As the Presidents walked around the South Lawn to Review the Troops they then turned to hear a bunch of Yu Ying students saying "Ni Hao". Much to the delight of all, both President Obama and President Hu shook a couple of our students hands.
Below are links to press about the event. In the videos you can see Yu Ying students & staff.
Official White House photo by Lawrence Jackson