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Raleigh teen meets President Obama

Raleigh teen Dynasty Winters met with President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C., as part of weeklong activities with American Legion Auxiliary’s Girls Nation.

Winters participated in activities including running for office, electing a mock U.S. Girls Nation president, campaigning for the passage of mock legislation and meeting with several national government leaders.

Winters was one of the top two performers at this year’s Tar Heel Girls State event and traveled to Washington as a “senator” representing North Carolina.

Winters and Devin Burch, rising seniors at Southeast Raleigh High School, graduated from the American Legion Auxiliary Tar Heel Girls State Program. The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 157 and Charles T. Norwood American Legion Post 157, both of Raleigh, co-sponsored the girls to attend.

The Girls State Program is a youth leadership development program conducted every summer in every state for young women who have exemplified outstanding character traits and scholastic ability.