Child faints during Michelle Obama Atlanta appearance

ATLANTA -- First Lady Michelle Obama paused her speech at an Atlanta high school on Monday after a child fainted.

The First Lady was in Atlanta on Monday for an education rally, a voter registration rally and a fundraiser for Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn.

Michelle Obama attended a 1:30 p.m. tour of Booker T. Washington High School as part of her "Reach Higher" initiative. She joined Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

During her speech, one student fainted and the First Lady paused and called for a medic.

"She's okay?" Michelle Obama asked. "It's okay. That happens to a lot of people who have to stand up for a long time. We need one of our medics here. We have a young girl who fainted."

As she continued, she said teens have to challenge themselves, and not just take the easy classes.

Mrs. Obama's "Reach Higher" initiative focuses on the importance of pursuing and completing some form of higher education. The goal is part of the President's plan to ensure that by the year 2020, America once again has the highest proportion of college graduates in the world.

She told the students so many others worked and marched and risked their lives so that so many of the students would have the chances they have today.

After the school visit, Mrs. Obama participated in a roundtable benefiting the Nunn campaign and DSCC, and appeared at a voter registration rally.

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