Crenshaw student recites Pledge of Allegiance at Obama USC visit

imageEsaul Parra (standing behind President Obama) watches the President as he walks onstage at a rally on the USC campus.

Esaul Parra, a 14-year-old student at Crenshaw High School, was chosen to recite the Pledge of Allegiance on stage before the thousands of people gathered to hear the president’s speech in Alumni Park at USC.

Daphne Bradford, an Apple-distinguished educator who heads the Digital Media Team at Crenshaw High School, snapped a picture of Parra onstage. Parra is a member of the Digital Media Team and one of 18 students from Crenshaw and Dorsey High Schools to have visited the White House in September.

The visit marked months of campaigning by students and the “Mother of Many” organization to bring the Crenshaw Digital Media Team and Cooking Live with Dorsey High to the White House. Students met with Obama’s personal aide, Reggie Love, and Obama’s personal chef, Sam Kass. Photos from the visit can be viewed here.

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