Madeleine Albright Visits Loudoun’s Woodgrove High School

Woodgrove High School students got a visit from Madeleine Albright, the United States’ first woman secretary of state, Friday.

Her talk coincided with the Loudoun International Youth Summit, a 10-day event that welcomed students from 20 different countries.

Albright, who lives just north of the high school near Hillsboro, urged the students to be life-long learners.

“Never be satisfied with what you know, because by asking questions and listening to others you can always learn more,” she said. “Take pride in who you are, but leave room for others to express their own pride.”

Maura Walsh-Copeland, a Woodgrove parent who helped organize the event, wrote in a thank you note to Albright: “From the looks on their faces during the all-school assembly (and the quantity of snap chats going on in the gym), the students realized what an amazing opportunity they were given to hear you speak.”

The former secretary of state also made a surprise visit to Woodgrove High School in 2012.

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