Queen Rania and First Lady Melania Trump Visit Excel Academy Public Charter School in Washington, DC

April 06, 2017

(Office of Her Majesty – Press Department – Washington, D.C.) - Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah and First Lady Mrs. Melania Trump visited the Excel Academy Public Charter School in Washington, DC, on Wednesday.

 The Queen and the First Lady were welcomed by the United States Secretary of Education, Ms. Betsy DeVos, the CEO of the Excel Academy Public School, Ms. Deborah Lockhart, and the principal of the school, Ms. Dana Bogle.

 They then joined a “Listen-in” Session, which consisted of a moderated conversation at the library, facilitated by Ms. Lockhart, and attended by students, parents, and faculty members of the school.

 The Queen and the First Lady also dropped-in on a seventh grade art class hosting an interactive art session, as well as a fifth grade general science class.

 The Excel Academy Public Charter School is Washington DC’s first all-girls public charter school. It currently serves over 670 girls from pre-school through eighth grade. The school offers a range of special programs, and creative arts and physical education classes for all grade levels.

 Earlier in the day, President Trump and the First Lady greeted Their Majesties at the White House. Following a brief meeting at the Oval Office, the First Lady Melania Trump hosted a lunch for Queen Rania.