Right around 1:40 on the afternoon of Tuesday, March 10, President Barack Obama walked onto the risers in McCamish Pavilion to address a capacity crowd of Georgia Tech faculty, staff and students. At the same exact time, four miles away, Secret Service agents walked three Georgia Tech students into an empty restaurant.
They were told to leave their phones and computers in the car. While their peers sat, cheered and listened to the commander-in-chief, the trio entered Manuel’s Tavern knowing they wouldn’t hear or see anything that happened at McCamish.
Instead, they were getting ready for their own once-in-a-lifetime moment with the president. Gabriel Galarza, Lauren Milner and Laura O’Connell were there for a private, secret meeting with Obama.
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A Personal, Secret Meeting with President Obama