12:45 EDT: President Obama participates in a town hall at Binghamton University, NY
Syracuse.com: At Tully Junior/Senior High in Tully, N.Y., the president talked to the kids about the end of summer vacation and his plans to help make college more affordable.
…. The girls chattered, squealed and cheered throughout the visit, especially when the president posed with the Black Knights for a photo.
…. The president talked to the girls’ team first, then the boys. He tried to start a little trouble: “Can you guys beat the boys?” Obama asked the girls, and one said. “Oh definitely.”
…. Obama singled out one girl: “You don’t look like you’re in junior high school,” he said to a young girl, Julia, who is 9. Meeting the president, she had said earlier today, was on her bucket list. “Here’s a general rule,” Obama said. “When you’re 9, you don’t need a bucket list,” and the girls laughed. “When you get to be 52, then you might want to draw one up.” With the boys, Obama took a soft pass from one of the players, caught up to it and played with the ball for a couple of seconds (to oohs) before passing it back to the team.
Tully Junior High student Wayne Rooney applauds the President’s skills
President Obama’s foot rests on a soccer ball as he talks w the soccer team at Tully High School in NY pic.twitter.com/x8IEIxPnde
— petesouza (@petesouza) August 23, 2013
Tully Central High School in Tully, New York, August 23
4:40 EDT: President Obama and VP Biden deliver remarks on college affordability at Lackawanna College, PA