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Updated Aug 6, 2013 - 4:10 pm

Student: President Barack Obama's visit unforgettable

PHOENIX -- Tuesday became a day that the Desert Vista High School Class of 2014 will never forget after President Barack Obama paid a visit.

Jasmine Coro said seeing Obama in person was on her bucket list.

"He's probably my role model so even being this far away from him was almost too much to comprehend," she said. "I started to tear up at first. It was a little overwhelming."

Coro was impressed that the president broke it all down to a level that a high school student can understand and she feels better about her future.

"Whether its home buying or whatever, think through it and choose the best option," she replied when asked to sum up Obama's advice.

And it's Coro's belief that it wasn't only students who took something away from this event. The president did too.

"I think he was taken by the whole student body being here, singing him 'Happy Birthday' and so on. That's just part of being at this school. It's exciting to be here."

Coro was among 800 Desert Vista seniors who heard the president deliver his plan to boost middle-class home ownership.

About the Author

Position: Senior News Reporter. Started with KTAR July 4, 1999.

Favorite spots in Arizona: Pinetop-Lakeside, Alpine, Greer.

Have covered some of the biggest stories in Arizona including nine of the top 10 largest wildfires in state history. The Wallow Fire in 2011 became the largest fire in state history. Rodeo-Chediski Fire in June 2002, which is the second largest fire in Arizona. Covered the Yarnell Hill Tragedy in June 2013 that left 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots dead.

Favorite movies: True Grit, both 1969 John Wayne classic and the remake with Jeff Bridges and Lonesome Dove.

Sports Teams: Washington State University Cougars, Texas Longhorns, The University of Montana Grizzlies.


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