Food Network Stars ‘Reach Higher’ To Honor School Counselors

Golden Globe-nominated actress Connie Britton shares the importance of education at Reach Higher's Salon DinnerIn advance of the School Counselor of the Year Awards held at the Kennedy Center, Food Network stars Ted Allen and Amanda Freitag — in partnership with the The Reach Higher Initiative — hosted a salon-style dinner at Hogan Lovells that sparked a conversation between policy makers and education pioneers about student success and the future of education.Former Secretary of Education John King adresses the crowd at Reach Higher's Salon Dinner
The Reach Higher Initiative, started by former First Lady Michelle Obama during her time in the White House, works to inspire every student in the U.S. to take charge of their future by completing their education past high school.
Screen Shot 2018-02-02 at 12.02.46 PMIn attendance to enjoy a three-course meal of butternut and acorn squash salad, coq au vin, and Meyer lemon pie dessert were such notables as Golden Globe-nomniated actress Connie Britton; former Obama administration Secretary of Education, John King, Jr.; former Obama administration Executive, Tina Tchen, Spotify’s Head of Global Talent Diversity, Travis Robinson; and 2018 School Counselor of the Year Kirsten Perry.
*Images credit Chuck Kennedy

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