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Elementary school kids in Virginia host Second Lady Biden
Zyaire McLeod, 5, tucks his shirt in as he prepares to help lead the Pledge of Allegiance at Lee Hall Elementary School in Newport News, Va. on April 25 during a visit by Dr. Jill Biden, Second Lady of the United States. )Amanda Lucier / The Viginia-Pilot / AP
From Amanda Lucier, photojournalist for The Virginia-Pilot
My first experience at a newspaper was at the Dubois County Herald in Jasper, Indiana, where I learned that on the edges of every assignment, there was a great picture waiting to happen. It's the same everywhere, no matter how big the market. I saw Zyaire McLeod nervously waiting to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, and I just know something was going to happen, so I stayed with him and when his teacher asked him to tuck in his shirt, I had my picture. It's a great joy, to have a job in newspaper photojournalism these days, because we get to witness small and wonderful moments like these.