San Fernando Valley school celebrates former President Jimmy Carter’s 99th birthday – LA Daily News

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Several months after former President Jimmy Carter decided to enter hospice care, St. Genevieve Parish Schools — a preschool, elementary school, and high school in Panorama City — celebrated the former president’s 99th birthday on Sept. 22.
St. Genevieve Parish Schools celebrated Carter’s birthday by recording a video message last week, gathering more than 1,100 students of all ages, to sing a song and congratulate the former president, who has visited the schools on three occasions.
It’s been several months since the 39th President decided to check out of the hospital and into hospice care at his home in Plains, GA.
In 2005, Carter — the longest-living president in U.S. history and a Nobel Peace Prize winner — and his wife Rosalynn, hosted four St. Genevieve High School students in their hometown of Plains.
Following that meeting a group of students, a teacher and a principal traveled to Plains to hear Carter’s Sunday school lesson, at which Rosalynn introduced the group as “friends from California.”
In October 2010, Carter visited the school while promoting his new book, “White House Diary.”
“Can anybody guess what is my favorite high school in America?” the former president asked as he entered a gymnasium filled with St. Genevieve Parish Schools teachers, students and parents, the schools’ website reported.
Carter returned to St. Genevieve Parish Schools again in February 2013 accompanied by Rosalynn. The couple was invited to a tour of the school that included the unveiling of “the Carter Wall,” which chronicled the unique relationship the school has established with the Carters over the years.
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