First lady Melania Trump and Peng Liyuan, the wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, visited a seventh-grade civics class at a Florida middle school.

China and US first ladies visit Florida school of the arts

China and US first ladies visit Florida school of the arts

VIDEO: First lady Melania Trump and Peng Liyuan, the wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, visit Bak Middle School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, Florida.
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They toured Bak Middle School of the Arts in West Palm Beach and mingled with students as they made posters about international conflicts, including the Cuban missile crisis, the Korean War and World War II.

Mrs. Trump said it was “great” when one student said she wanted to be “a senator, and perhaps then president.”

First Ladies Melania Trump And Peng Liyuan Visit Bak Middle School Of The Arts
The People’s Republic of China First Lady Peng Liyuan visits the Bak Middle School of the Arts in Palm Beach, Florida April 7, 2017 / AFP PHOTO / Michele Eve Sandberg
US First Lady Melania Trump visits Bak Middle School for the Art in West Palm Beach, Florida on April 7. 201717. / AFP PHOTO / Michele Eve Sandberg

A girls’ chorus sang “Astonishing,” from the musical “Little Women.” Peng is a Chinese contemporary folk singer and performing artist.

Choral director Connie Drosakis says she chose the song because of its message about “the power of being a woman” and “making dreams come true.”

Story by The Associated Press