10:13 A.M. CDT
MRS. OBAMA: Thank you so much. (Applause.) Thanks, everyone. Good morning! Well, let’s start by thanking Mr. Malik -- (applause) -- for just being so awesome. (Laughter.) Well done. We’re very proud of you. We’re proud of all the students here.
I can’t tell you just how thrilled I am to be here with all of you today at Brock Elementary School. We are kicking off this new school year and we are kicking off the next phase of “Let’s Move!”
But before I get into that, let me start by thanking a few people. I want to thank Mayor Landrieu, who’s here with his lovely wife. There you guys are, right there. (Applause.) Mayor Betty Alford-Olive is here. I got to see her earlier. It’s good to see you. (Applause.) And I want to just thank and recognize all the other elected officials who are joining us here today. Why don’t you all stand so that we can see you. Say hello if you’re here. Thank you all. (Applause.)
And I also have to acknowledge our host of today, Principal Rose Smith, and your superintendent, Superintendent Folse. Thank you all for hosting this, for inviting me here, welcoming me with such warm greetings. And I want to thank you for your leadership and your commitment to our young people. It means so much not just to the kids in this community but the kids in this country.
Now, as some of y...