For those of you who watched President Obama’s State of the Union speech last night, you may have noticed that a certain blond girl sitting with Michelle Obama. Her name is Mikayla Nelson, and she is a high school freshman from Billings Montana.
The President never called her out by name, but the camera panned to her five times during his speech. Aside from being adorable, she’s also really good at science.
Nelson first caught the attention of the White House when her team from Will James Middle School competed last April at the National Science Bowl. According to Mikayla, the trip to DC was “the most amazing and touching experience of my life.” What else do we know about her?
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