Kemper Elementary School Students Return to White House
The same five students from Kemper Elementary School in Cortez who traveled to the White House in April for a spring planting returned Monday to reap the fruits of their labor.
The White House invited back students from Kemper, which participates in the Montezuma School to Farm Project, as well as kids from Washburn, Wisconsin, and New Orleans who had also taken part in planting the White House Kitchen Garden with First Lady Michelle Obama. Mrs. Obama said they had been chosen because they have “really cool” school garden programs. All worked in the muggy heat to harvest vegetables and prepare a fresh meal. School to Farm Director Zoe Nelson says they had a great time and got a lot of face time with the first lady. A video of the event can be seen at the Montezuma School to Farm Facebook page. Donations are being taken to make up about $1500 in costs that weren’t covered.