Michelle Obama helps give out iPads, $100K to Southeast DC school

Former first lady Michelle Obama paid a visit to a Southeast D.C. elementary school to hand out new computers, laptops, iPads and $100,000 in cash to help cover school expenses.

Obama’s visit and the gifts were part of a holiday-themed TV special hosted by Ellen DeGeneres called “Ellen’s Greatest Night of Giveaways.”

Randle Highlands Elementary School will also have a new basketball court installed, according to the TV segment.

The segment, which aired Tuesday, shows Obama walking into a computer lab, surprising teachers and students, as a little girl shouts “Obama!” A gift-wrapped box is opened, and it appears to contain $100,000 in $100 bills. Obama says the money could be used to pay for school expenses.

Later, during an assembly for the school, Obama announces new Mac computers for the school, new laptops for teachers, and an iPad for every student.

In the video, Randle Highlands Principal Kristie Edwards said 65% of the school’s 350 students are either in the foster care system or homeless.

See Michelle Obama spreading holiday cheer in the video below:

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Jack Moore

Jack Moore joined WTOP.com as a digital writer/editor in July 2016. Previous to his current role, he covered federal government management and technology as the news editor at Nextgov.com, part of Government Executive Media Group.

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