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Local teenager gets a shout-out from Michelle Obama

BEACHWOOD, OH (WOIO) -

Imagine having Michelle Obama as a mentor.

It's not every day someone in the area gets noticed in a national magazine, especially by the First Lady. 

15-year-old Jada Campbell from Beachwood got a shout-out from Michelle Obama in People magazine

Jada Campbell attended the inauguration in January but when Mrs. Obama singled her out a couple of days ago she was beyond excited!

"I was like WOW, cause I didn't know she was actually doing a video and say my name. So that was a big shock," says Jada.

Jada sent the first lady a picture and question while Mrs. Obama was in Africa recently with the president and asked, "Did I capture your style?"

"I just sent her a picture. I had on a dress like she would wear and I said do I sort of have your style in this pic and she said yeah," says Jada.

That's not all the first lady said to Jada in the article.

"...as long as you're working as hard on the inside as you are on the outside then I take the compliment," said Mrs. Obama.

Jada is part of the young scholars program at Warrensville High School. If she keeps up her grades she'll get a free ride to the Ohio State University.

"I want to be a plastic surgeon," said Jada.

Jada's mother Wanda is almost as thrilled as her daughter.

"I'm absolutely proud of my daughter that Michelle Obama responded back to her. She has been great encouragement," said Wanda.

So being a good student has its rewards, including encouragement from Mrs. Obama in People:

"We're sisters in power, leadership – you and me, Jada. Change the world! I expect big things from you," Mrs. Obama.

Campbell says she is grateful to have been chosen to attend President Obama's Inauguration and Inaugural Ball.

She says she'd like to go back to Washington someday and meet Mrs. Obama, the girls and the president.

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