Saturday, January 19, 2013

Joey of The Washington Secretaries History Project Sings at The Kennedy Center Tonight

Joey Pearson
Joey Pearson began working as a mentee on The Washington Secretaries History Project nine years ago when he was in middle school in Encinitas, Calif. Among his contributions is his collaboration on this History of Washington Secretaries on YouTube.

Four years ago this weekend, he was a junior in high school when he traveled to Washington with me for the first time to attend President Obama's first inauguration. The next day he stepped foot on the campus of Georgetown University -- the rest is history.

Today, Joey is a junior, and Latin American specialist, in the Foreign Service School at Georgetown on a full scholarship.

What's more, he is honored today to be performing at the “Let Freedom Ring” concert celebrating Dr. King’s birthday at The Kennedy Center. The concert will be broadcast live at 6 p.m. ET at this link (click). 
Some people watching might recognize Joey. In 2002, he was a semi-finalist on the television show, "Star Search."

After graduation next year, Joey looks forward to teaching students in an urban environment or on the U.S.-Mexican border. 

Congratulations, Joey!

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