President Obama Lulls Student To Sleep!

By Meera Dolasia on June 13, 2010

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Earlier this year, Kalamazoo High School beat out 1000 public schools in the Race to the top Challenge, and won the honor of becoming the first high school in the country, to have the President of the United States speak at its graduation ceremony.

True to his word, President Obama showed up last week, with a speech that was sure to inspire not only Kalamazoo's 1,700 students, but also, young people all over the country - And he was right. Most of the students listened mesmerized as one the country's greatest orators gave them his pearls of wisdom - except for one poor soul, who was so soothed by the President's voice that he . . . . . fell asleep. He did however wake up and clap quite enthusiastically, when the President was done.

The young choir singer's big yawns and short snooze would have probably gone unnoticed, had he not been sitting in a plum media spot - right behind the Prez! Not surprisingly, this has become one of President Obama's most popular speeches to date!

As for the young lad - He has become star in his own right and has inspired a Facebook group called 'the guy sleeping behind President Obama', which at last count had 11,425 fans!

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  • dylanFriday, January 9, 2015 at 10:57 am
    that's cool
    • annabeth123
      annabeth123Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 6:48 am
      Ha! That's really funny!
      • mandm2000
        mandm2000Monday, December 29, 2014 at 11:58 am
        I would probably try to stay awake, but I know that those kinds of speeches can get very long, and sometimes we get a little bit impatient. At least he wasn't all cranky and screaming and stuff.
        • nikukyu
          nikukyuTuesday, December 16, 2014 at 2:05 am
          The president must have a really nice voice!
          • peacheslarue
            peacheslarueMonday, December 29, 2014 at 6:33 am
            Very soothing!
          • PersonSaturday, September 27, 2014 at 11:29 am
            That was probably a boring speech.
            • tacoTuesday, September 23, 2014 at 5:29 am
              i would do that 2
              • sheep
                sheepMonday, June 2, 2014 at 3:38 pm
                So funny
                • kingtut
                  kingtutWednesday, May 14, 2014 at 2:36 pm
                  Very inapropriat for his age.
                  • kingtut
                    kingtutWednesday, May 14, 2014 at 2:30 pm
                    What I want to know is,Why someone would fall asleep behind the president? Why?
                    • happypug12
                      happypug12Monday, December 29, 2014 at 9:00 am
                      The poor person probably couldn't help himself. He probably just was sooo tired. *Yawn*
                      • peacheslarue
                        peacheslarueMonday, December 29, 2014 at 11:42 am
                    • cuddlykittens
                      cuddlykittensTuesday, April 15, 2014 at 12:05 pm
                      It's very funny,but slightly hurtful to be famous for sleeping and being disrespectful to the president!!
                      • kingtut
                        kingtutWednesday, May 14, 2014 at 2:33 pm
                        Hey, I think it's funny too. But I believe you, it is very, very, disrespectful. I can't believe he did that!
                        • happy12
                          happy12Friday, May 23, 2014 at 6:59 am
                          Speech was boring lol



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