Michelle Obama due to make her final remarks as US First Lady

Michelle Obama will deliver her final words as First Lady at an event held in honour of the 2017 School Counsellor of the Year.

The First Lady founded the ceremony which will take place on Friday to raise awareness of the work school counsellors do with young people and the difference they can make. 

Ms Obama, who has held consistently high approval ratings, has dedicated much of her tenure in the White House to campaigning for more school counsellors and encouraging post-secondary school education options as part of her Reach Higher initiative. The campaign has aimed to ensure America once again has the highest proportion of university graduates in the world by 2020.

According to a statement from the First Lady’s office, her last public event is an annual ceremony started by the Chicago-born First Lady in 2015. Ms Obama previously joked that it might be one of the…

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