This editorial appeared in The Merced Sun-Star.
Persistence and enthusiasm certainly seem to work with first lady Michelle Obama.
Students at UC Merced got the word Friday that the first lady would be happy to give the keynote address at the university on May 16.
You will recall that the students launched their campaign before Valentine's Day when they sent 900 handwritten cards to the White House. They followed up with a YouTube video and personal letters to the inner circle at the White House.
Efferman Ezell, who is among the first four-year class of graduates, organized the "Dear Michelle" campaign shortly after the presidential election.
The campaign grew and was joined by the Merced City Council that passed a proclamation supporting the students. Councilman Bill Spriggs asked Sen. Dianne Feinstein to support them as well.
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