HOW COOL IS THAT?
Now that’s the stuff every news station should have on TV. The kid’s name is Ian Delucca. He goes to Millikan High School in Long Beach, CA. He’s probably a pretty regular kid except that when President Obama came to Orange County, CA for his speech, Ian got a little more creative than most and was determined to see the President close up. He talked his mom into driving him to Long Beach airport using the reason that he wanted to write an article for his school newspaper about the President. Very clever!
One thing led to another and before he knew it, he was on the press bus with all the big-time reporters and photographers. He saw Obama walk down the stairs of Air Force One but didn’t get a chance to ask him questions or shake his hand. Seeing him that close would have been awesome enough. I bet he was excited and probably pinched himself a few times. Amazingly enough though, he was able to take his picture right along with the rest of the other photographers.
Surprisingly, he got invited back to see the President leave Long Beach the next day. When they saw that his name wasn’t on the press list, they told him he’d have to leave. Since his mom wasn’t there to pick him up, he told them he’d have to walk home. His quick thinking ended up getting him another press pass and in with the press crowd as they all waited and watched to see President Obama before he left.
Of course it’s not good to crash the party but he definitely had guts and since he wasn’t doing anything bad or illegal, it just showed how smart and creative he is. He’ll be telling that story for as long as he lives. I bet he didn’t even sleep that night because he was so excited. I know I would have been.
If you missed the story on the news and want the details first hand, you can read the article that ran in the Orange County Register.