First Lady Receives “Woman of Distinction” Award

Objections voiced by some university students and alumni

First Lady Melania Trump was given a “Woman of Distinction” award from Palm Beach Atlantic University. The First Lady, who changed her primary residence to Palm Beach along with the president last year, said she was “grateful” to accept the award. According to the university’s website, the award is given to women “who cherish community and family and want to preserve these ideals for others.”

When accepting the award, Mrs. Trump said, “As the first lady of the United States, it is a great honor to serve the people of this incredible country.”

She discussed her Be Best Initiative, saying, “When we teach our children to cherish our values and care for each other, they are better prepared to carry on Americans’ legacy of compassion, service and patriotism.” She added, “It is our duty as adults and parents” to ensure children have the best opportunities to lead fulfilling lives.

She received pushback from some students and alumni who noted that the award is typically given to women each year who have been involved in charitable efforts in the local community, and suggested “the first lady’s character and impact” in their community had not been enough to convince them that she was worthy of such recognition.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For First Lady Melania Trump and the Be Best Initiative that focuses on the nation’s children.
  • For Mrs. Trump in her role as wife and mother while under intense public scrutiny.

Sources: The Hill, CBS Miami


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