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New York City teen Michelle Obama's guest at State of the Union

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A New York City teenager is set to attend to the president's State of the Union as a special guest of the First Lady.

Michelle Obama invited Estiven Rodriguez, a student at the Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School, to sit in her box in the gallery of the U.S. Capitol as President Barack Obama delivers the annual speech Tuesday night.

Rodriguez is the son a Dominican immigrant, according to the White House. He came to the United States at age 9 and started school in the sixth grade at WHEELS but spoke and understood very limited English.

Now a senior among the top of his class, Rodriguez is member of the math club, soccer squad, and track team.

He is set to enter Pennsylvania's Dickinson College in the fall on a Posse Foundation scholarship, according to the White House.

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