Enterprise students who were juniors when a tornado destroyed their school last year, are a day away from graduating.
Principal of Enterprise High School Rick Rainer says a show choir trip to the White House for Enterprise students was when he suggested to a staff member that a White House member visit Enterprise for Graduation.
Weeks later he found out First Lady Laura Bush was able to attend.
He says all the hard work in recent weeks to make the appearance possible is worth it for students who have been through so much.
"They had to grow up too fast. That's the downside of it but I am extremely proud of them for doing it. Their responsibility, their sense of oneness has been amazing," said Rainer.
News 4 will be there for Thursday’s graduation and the First Lady's appearance. We'll have coverage for you Thursday on News 4 and wtvynews4.com