GREEN BAY - When President Obama arrives at the airport, a line ofpoliticians will be there to greet him. When he arrives atSouthwest, he'll hear a recent graduate from another Green Bay highschool, sing the national anthem.
Crews are working on building a stage in the Southwest HighSchool gym. On Thursday the stage won't just be for the President.Kayla Jenerson will also be on stage.
"I was kind of like, in shock this morning," Jenerson told FOX11. Jenerson just graduated from Preble. Before she goes off tocollege at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she will get tosing the national anthem for the President. Jenerson said shecampaigned and voted for Obama last fall. Now, she gets to sharethe stage with him.
"A little anxious just because it's a big deal. And it's thePresident of the United states so it's exciting," Jenerson said."I'm very very excited but I'm a little nervous. But anyperformance you get kind of nervous but more excited thananything."
This will actually be the second time Jenerson got to meet thePresident. The last time was at Kroll's East during the campaign.Jenerson was working at Kroll's at the time.
"I was like 'wow' I was not expecting to meet a candidate forPresident of the United States. It was jaw dropping," Jenerson saidof meeting Obama at Kroll's.
Green Bay mayor Jim Schmitt has also met Obama before. "It's anhonor," he said. This time, Schmitt will greet Obama at theairport. He will be joined by Governor Jim Doyle and the mayors ofMilwaukee and Madison.
"We're gonna put out the welcome mat and do what we can to makesure it's a very successful trip here to Green Bay," Schmittsaid.
For Kayla Jenerson, it's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to beonstage with the President. "I'm very very excited. I'm veryhonored," Jenerson said.
A 2009 graduate of Notre Dame Academy in Green Bay will lead thepledge of allegiance at the event. Obama is expected to beintroduced by someone who would benefit from a change to thenation's health care system.
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