First Lady, Kerry Washington Visit Savoy School

First lady Michelle Obama and actress Kerry Washington visited the Savoy School Friday.

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First lady Michelle Obama and actress Kerry Washington visited the Savoy School Friday.
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The Savoy School, once one of the lowest performing schools in the District of Columbia, has shown significant signs of improvement since being designated last year as one of eight schools for the Turnaround Arts Initiative by the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.
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Washington sat with students during the event.
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Obama and Washington spoke to students at the school.
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Washington also performed with students.
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The first lady told the students failure is OK, but continuing to work hard is more important.
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She holds up Kerry Washington as an example.
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The actress is a big star now because she chose to keep perfecting her craft instead of getting discouraged by the many rejections she endured in her career, Obama said.
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