Crete Teacher Headed To Meet President

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A campaign by some southeast Nebraska teenagers has propelled their teacher into the White House.

Crete High School students sent letters, emails and worked social media so civics teacher Bernie Ludvik could get to meet President Barack Obama.

Ludvik intended to attend Obama's inauguration in January but was severely injured in a traffic accident on Nov. 26. As Ludvik recovered in a hospital, students began their campaign, appealing to several politicians. They also raised money to cover Ludvik's trip to Washington, D.C.

Nebraska's Sen. Mike Johanns finally wrote a letter to the White House, requesting a presidential visit for Ludvik. The newspaper says a White House staffer called Ludvik on Thursday, telling him he could meet the president on April 23.

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