Melania Trump Opens Three-state Tour to Promote ‘Be Best’

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First lady Melania Trump visits with students in a classroom at Dove School of Discovery in Tulsa, Okla., Monday, March 4, 2019, during a two-day, three-state swing to promote her Be Best campaign. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Melania Trump is in Oklahoma to open a three-state tour to highlight all three components of her “Be Best” childhood initiative.

The first lady on Monday, March 4, is visiting the Dove School of Discovery, a Tulsa elementary school that the White House says incorporates character education in its curriculum. She’ll visit a Seattle-area tech company later Monday to learn about programs and apps designed to teach children how to be safe online, and about technology to help children with disabilities.

Mrs. Trump concludes the tour Tuesday, March 5, in Las Vegas by participating in a town hall on the opioid crisis.

It’s her first solo domestic overnight trip in her official capacity.

Last May, the first lady launched “Be Best” to focus on child well-being, online safety and bullying prevention, and opioid abuse.

On Thursday, March 7, the first lady will present the International Women of Courage (IWOC) Award at the State Department.

This is the 13th year for the event that has honored more than 120 women from more than 65 countries, according to the White House website.

“It is the State Department’s only all-female award and it serves as an opportunity to recognize women around the globe who have demonstrated exceptional courage and leadership,” according to the release.

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