Kentucky mom to meet President Obama

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A Kentucky mother of three who urges parents to get more involved in schools is scheduled to meet with President Obama at the White House.

Myrdin Thompson of Louisville is one of a dozen people from across the country meeting with Obama on Thursday to mark the 1-year anniversary of his White House Champions of Change program that recognizes community leaders. She was named to the program last year for her volunteer work in public schools.

Thompson has three children in the Jefferson County public school system. She has been a volunteer and advocate since 2002 and served as president of the state's largest PTA district.

She said when she told her children about her visit, her six-year-old daughter wondered if she'd get to meet Bo, the Obamas' dog.

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