Our students never cease to amaze us. Anita Bailey, current student in the Women in Tech Program, is singing with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir this Monday at President Obama’s 2013 Inauguration.
We must admit our jaws dropped upon hearing this exciting news from Anita. For one, she gets to witness and be a part of a moment that gets placed in American history. Heck, she may even get to shake the President’s hand. And two, she is a member of the world-famous, Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir! We had no idea! Our students come to us from all walks of life with an infinite amount of talents, passions, and life experiences. We take great pride in their accomplishments — past, present and future — and are so proud to have Anita in our Per Scholas family.
Anita will be practicing with the choir all weekend before heading to D.C. on Sunday. She can rest easy and relish in the moment from start to finish because she has her tech studies well under control. She passed the first part of her A+ certification exam this week (the first in her class to do so) and will graduate with her class two weeks from now certified and job ready. The employers will come knocking to snatch her up, we have no doubt.
The Inauguration will air on national television Monday, January 21, at 11:30 a.m. The 280-member choir will be performing on stage a portion of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” Keep your eyes peeled for the Per Scholas student.
To Anita: We are over the moon excited for you. Congratulations. And… tell Obama “Hi” from Per Scholas. Thanks.