Maples Met School students visited a VIP event and met former U.S. president Barack Obama.
They met with the president before his speech on Monday evening. The meeting was dedicated to education and diversity.
"Getting to see him in person is mind boggling," said Armaandeep Dhanoa, Grade 9.
"I remember he said it doesn't matter where you come from or what race you are, anyone can succeed in America," added Dhanoa. "If you're willing to try and willing to believe in a brighter future, it doesn't matter who you are."
The guy has been interested in politics all his life and believes that Obama’s contribution is huge. It was he who paved the way for diversity.
"Even now in Canada, we have people who are not white and who are running for politics and getting elected," said Dhanoa. "I think times are changing and I think he was the trigger point in history to begin this change."
Alexis Bez, Grade 11, explained that she wanted to speak with Obama about parenting because he is not only a politician but also a father.
The Maples Met School is one of the schools that is practicing a more personalized education experience for students - the way of education that Obama was advocating during his presidency.
"Here's somebody who, as president, spoke very powerfully about the meaningful impact that "big picture learning" have on kids and on the community," said Principal Carr.
The man admitted that Obama is his hero and he is very inspired by the meeting.
Recall that the teen who was banned from Obama meet-and-greet was cleared to meet with the former president.