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President Carter Visits St. Genevieve High School

10_25_Carter_WD__0118Jimmy Carter paid a visit to Saint Genevieve High School in the San Fernando Valley on Monday, taking in a performance by the school choir and giving a brief talk on the importance of religion.

The visit was also a chance for the former president to connect with the school’s current principal, Dan Horn. In 1986, Horn, then a teacher near Washington, D.C., wrote a letter to former first lady Rosalynn Carter, praising her biography. Horn was subsequently invited to the Carters’ home in Plains, Georgia.


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Nearly 20 years later, the two reconnected when Horn and four St. Genevieve students attended a conference in Plains to hear Jimmy Carter teach Sunday school at a local church.

In 2009, St. Genevieve students travled to Plains to film a documentary on Carter and his 85th birthday party.

Certainly, Monday’s visit was not only a treat for the St. Genevieve students, but for the two old friends as well.

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Photos by Will Davison.

President Carter Visits St. Genevieve High School

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