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Elementary school kids in Virginia host Second Lady Biden

Amanda Lucier / The Viginia-Pilot / AP

Zyaire McLeod, 5, tucks his shirt in as he prepares to help lead the Pledge of Allegiance at Lee Hall Elementary School in Newport News, Va. on April 25 during a visit by Dr. Jill Biden, Second Lady of the United States. )

Amanda Lucier / The Virginia-Pilot / AP

Dr. Jill Biden, Second Lady of the United States, visits with students in a classroom at Lee Hall Elementary School in Newport News, Va., on April 25. Biden highlighted an Old Dominion University education partnership with Newport News Public Schools to boost academic achievement and addressed the social and emotional challenges that children of service members face from deployments and other issues.

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Breanna Summers, 8, rests in the arms of her father, Army helicopter mechanic Damion Summers, during a program to honor military families at Lee Hall Elementary school in Newport News, Va. on April 25.

Amanda Lucier / The Virginia-Pilot / AP

Jaelen Franco, center, a student at Lee Hall Elementary who was chosen to introduce Dr. Jill Biden, Second Lady of the United States, seated to his left, yawns while listening to remarks by Admiral James E. Winnefeld, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during a program to honor military families at the school in Newport News, Va. on April 25.

From Amanda Lucier, photojournalist for The Virginia-Pilot

My first experience at a newspaper was at the Dubois County Herald in Jasper, Indiana, where I learned that on the edges of every assignment, there was a great picture waiting to happen. It's the same everywhere, no matter how big the market. I saw Zyaire McLeod nervously waiting to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, and I just know something was going to happen, so I stayed with him and when his teacher asked him to tuck in his shirt, I had my picture. It's a great joy, to have a job in newspaper photojournalism these days, because we get to witness small and wonderful moments like these.

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