Highlights Magazine Participates in Exclusive Roundtable for Kids with First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden

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Highlights magazine, published by Highlights for Children, Inc., participates in exclusive roundtable for kids with First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden. Kid reporter Margaret (Maggie) McDow, a sixth grader from Bexley, Ohio, represented Highlights at the event for kid reporters, which featured a discussion with Mrs. Obama and Dr. Biden about the inauguration, life at the White House and Joining Forces, their initiative to support military families.

Just three days before Inauguration Day, Highlights magazine was among an exclusive group invited to participate in a roundtable discussion for kids with First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden at the White House. Margaret (Maggie) McDow, a sixth grader from Bexley, Ohio, represented Highlights at the event for kid reporters, which featured a discussion with Mrs. Obama and Dr. Biden about the inauguration, life at the White House and Joining Forces, their initiative to support military families.

McDow will share her experience with readers in an upcoming issue of Highlights, and on the Aha! blog at http://blog.highlights.com the week of January 21.

“Highlights readers have great curiosity about the President, his family and our government, so we are thrilled to have the opportunity to give them a first-hand perspective,” said Christine French Cully, editor-in-chief of Highlights. “Maggie’s once-in-a-lifetime experience is one that millions of children can share through the pages of our magazine and on our blog.”

Twelve-year-old McDow was born in Connecticut, but also has lived in Virginia, Washington D.C. and East Africa (Kenya and Tanzania) while her parents conducted research there. Today she lives in the suburbs of Columbus where she enjoys reading, singing in the choir, and doing craft projects. She is a long-time reader of Highlights. The article on the White House roundtable will be her first written contribution to the magazine.

About Highlights:
Devoted to "Fun with a Purpose," family media brand Highlights for Children, Inc. (http://www.highlights.com/) has helped children become their best selves for generations. Highlights magazines are the best-read children’s magazines in North America, and total more than 250 million impressions each year. In addition to Highlights magazine, other offerings include a preschool magazine (High Five), a baby magazine (Hello), a children’s book company (Boyds Mills Press), puzzle book clubs and mobile applications like My First Hidden Pictures. "Fun with a Purpose" and Hidden Pictures are a registered trademarks of Highlights for Children, Inc.

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