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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  • ajg15
    ajg15Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 9:26 pm
    That is so funny!!!!!‼‼‼‼‼‼‼‼‼‼‼‼‼‼‼‼‼‼‼‼‼‼‼‼‼‼
    • jodieyeet
      jodieyeetWednesday, November 11, 2015 at 11:48 am
      this is hilarious
      • laWednesday, March 4, 2015 at 3:06 pm
        • 090509
          090509Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 12:19 pm
          that so cool and funny
          • bluetooth
            bluetoothTuesday, February 3, 2015 at 8:09 am
            :D SO FUNNY!! :D TOO FUNNY!! :D LOL :D
            • dylanFriday, January 9, 2015 at 10:57 am
              that's cool
              • bluetooth
                bluetoothTuesday, February 3, 2015 at 8:10 am
                That's funny, not cool. That was on national television!!!
              • annabeth123
                annabeth123Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 6:48 am
                Ha! That's really funny!
                • bluetooth
                  bluetoothTuesday, February 3, 2015 at 8:10 am
                • 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.
                  • bluetooth
                    bluetoothTuesday, February 3, 2015 at 8:12 am
                    They get super boring. I get bored when it's on TV! I feel like I HAVE to do something!! THAT'S HOW BORED I GET WITH THAT!!!!
                  • nikukyu
                    nikukyuTuesday, December 16, 2014 at 2:05 am
                    The president must have a really nice voice!
                    • bluetooth
                      bluetoothTuesday, February 3, 2015 at 8:12 am
                      More like a boring 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.

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