Obama Bus Tour Stop #7: Maquoketa, IA
August 16th, 2011
05:01 PM ET

Obama Bus Tour Stop #7: Maquoketa, IA

Once again the president's bus and motorcade is rolling through the Midwest as Day 2 winds down. But there was plenty of time for a stop at Maquoketa High School to check in with several teams practicing for their upcoming seasons. He spent some time with the JV Volleyball team in the gymnasium and asked them when school was starting. When they replied not until September, he said when he was going to school, "we never started before Labor Day. What happened?" He then made his way to see the varsity volleyball team and then outside for the cross-country track team. Apparently this was another surprise visit because no one at the school knew he was stopping by!

Topics: Bus Tour • President Obama • The Visuals

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  1. Boyd Shaffer

    WOW! Even though I no longer live in my hometown of Maquoketa, what an Awesome thing for those kids to experience. I bet their jaws dropped open when unexpectedly, THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA walks in on your volleyball practice! Once in a lifetime experience.

    August 17, 2011 at 3:59 am |
  2. Matt Ryan

    What an honor! Great experience!

    August 20, 2011 at 10:21 am |
  3. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Hey! It's OBAMA/BIDEN 2012! Yes we will again!

    August 23, 2011 at 9:06 pm |