Aiton visits the White House

Jill Biden Welcomes Aiton to the White House
Posted on 09/01/2022
Jill Biden invites Aiton Elementary 2nd graders to visit and tour the White House on Valentine's DayTwenty second-grade students, their chaperones and the Washington, D.C. 2021 Teacher of the Year Alejandro Diasgranados received a tour of the White House Monday afternoon — including stops in the Diplomatic Reception Room, China Room, Vermeil Room, Library, East Room, Green Room, Red Room and the State Dining Room.

"Sometimes the littlest valentines give the greatest hugs," the first lady captioned a video of the visit, which she shared to Twitter on Tuesday.

While at the White House, the group of kids gave the first lady a heartfelt welcome, cheering "Dr. Biden" and rushing over to surround her in a hug as she greeted them.

According to the White House, the first lady also brought the second-graders outside to see a Valentine's Day installation on the North Lawn.

Biden's "Valentine to the country" consisted of hand-painted wooden artwork in the shapes of the Bidens' puppy, Commander, and their new tabby cat, Willow, plus a heart-shaped cut-out inscribed with the Bible verse 1 Corinthians 13:13: "Three things will last forever — faith, hope, and love — and the greatest of these is love."

Inside the White House, artwork from D.C. 2021 Teacher of the Year Diasgranados (who works at Aiton Elementary School) was on display along with paper hearts decorated by the students.

Before the kids left, Biden distributed cookies to the group, apologizing to one of the teachers chaperoning the event for giving the children so much sugar, according to reporters with her.

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