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Knox student's muffin recipe gets her lunch at the White House, hug from president

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A Knox County student with a penchant for baking used her talents to get a ticket to the White House and a special hug from President Obama!

Tuesday was the second annual Kids' State Dinner at the White House.  This year, the first lady invited 54 winners of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, along with their parent or guardian to the East Room for a special meal, music, remarks from the first lady, and a surprise visit from the commander in chief!

Among those kids Makenna Anne Hurd, a second grader at East Knox Elementary School.  She won for her all-bran muffin recipe called "Makenna's Bodacious Banana Muffins."

Get Makenna's recipe here!

"Thank you for loving them, and supporting them, and encouraging them," said the First Lady to the parents of these amazing kids.

"Keep it up! You guys are going to set a good example for everyone across the country," said President Obama. 

There were 1,300 entries in the contest, so these 54 kids were definitely the cream of the crop!

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