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CBS3 "EYEWITNESS NEWS".

NOW AT NOON ON THE DAY AFTER

THE STATE OF THE UNION

VICE-PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE IS IN

PHILADELPHIA AND TRAVELING WITH

HIM A SPECIAL GUEST LOCAL

STUDENT HONORED BY THE PRESIDENT

DURING LAST NIGHT'S ADDRESS.

VICE-PRESIDENT IS HERE TO

CELEBRATE FREEDOM IN EDUCATION.

GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE, I'M JIM

DONOVAN.

I'M JANELLE BURRELL.

THIS IS "EYEWITNESS NEWS" AT

NOON.

NOW, ALSO STREAMING ON CBS AND

PHILLY.

"EYEWITNESS NEWS" REPORTER

ALICIA REID IS LIVE AT ST.

FRANCIS DESALES SCHOOL IN

UNIVERSITY CITY WITH MORE ON THE

VICE-PRESIDENT'S VISIT AND THE

FOURTH GRADER WHO IS FROM OUR

AREA WHO MADE THE TRIP WITH HIM.

ALICIA?

Reporter: SECRETARY OF

STATE BETSY DEVOS JUST TOOK THE

STAGE.

SHE'S SPEAKING RIGHT NOW.

THE VP IS EXPECTED TO TAKE THE

STAGE AT ANY MOMENT.

HE MADE HIS WAY HERE FROM

WASHINGTON, D.C. EARLIER THIS

MORNING.

AND HE IS EXPECTED TO SPEAK AT

ANY MOMENT.

ONE SPECIAL GUEST THAT FLEW ON

AIR FORCE TWO TODAY IS

PHILADELPHIA FOURTH GRADER

JANYAH DAVIS.

WHO WAS AWARDED A SCHOLARSHIP TO

THE SCHOOL OF HER CHOICE AT

PRESIDENT TRUMP'S STATE OF THE

UNION ADDRESS LAST NIGHT.

SHE WAS SPOTTED GREETING THE VP

WITH HER MOM AND PRESUMABLY

SIBLINGS AS THEY MADE THEIR WAY

BACK TO PHILADELPHIA ABOARD AIR

FORCE TWO.

WE'RE HOPING TO FIND OUT MORE

ABOUT JANYAH.

BUT WE KNOW RIGHT NOW, IS THAT

SHE LOVES ART AND MATH AND HAS

ACCORDING TO THE WHITE HOUSE

BEEN ASSIGNED TO LOW PERFORMING

SCHOOLS.

HER MOM STEPHANIE IS A SINGLE

MOTHER THAT WANTS SCHOOL CHOICE

EXPANDED SO HER DAUGHTER CAN

ATTEND A SCHOOL THAT BEST SERVES

HER.

SHE'S NOW GRATEFUL FOR THE

OPPORTUNITY AND HAS JANYAH ON

AWAITING LIST.

SHE WAS ON WAITING LIST FOR

SCHOLARSHIP.

BOTH PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP AND

VICE-PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE

SUPPORT SCHOOL CHOICE IN

PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOLS BUT NOT

EVERYONE FEELS THE SAME.

THERE'S BEEN INCREASING

CONTROVERSY SURROUNDING SCHOOL

CHOICE.

PROTESTERS STARTED LINING UP

EARLY OUTSIDE TO RALLY AGAINST

PENCE'S VISIT SAYING THE

PENNSYLVANIA PUBLIC SCHOOL

SYSTEM IS UNDER FUNDED AND MONEY

NEEDS TO BE ALLOCATED INTO THE

SYSTEM NOT TAKEN OUT FOR PRIVATE

SCHOOLS.

VP IS EXPECTED TO SPEAK AT ANY

MOMENT.

AND AFTER HIS SPEECH, HE WILL

THEN BE HEADING TO HARRISBURG,

PA, FOR A WOMAN'S RALLY

SUPPORTING PRESIDENT DONALD

TRUMP.

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