This is who the White House has chosen to sit in the first lady’s box. It will give you some idea of where President Obama’s focus will be during the speech. If you want more details on the guests you can download the White House release here.
This is the list:
Dr. Jill Biden
Valerie Jarrett (of course)
Sergeant Sheena Adams of Vista, California; Team Advisor & Lead Instructor, Female Engagement Team
Alan Aleman of Las Vegas, Nevada, a “DREAM Student” who is an illegal immigrant from Mexico City;
Jack Andraka of Crownsvill, Maryland; Winner of the 2012 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair
Susan Bumgartner of Norman, Oklahoma; Early childhood educator
Deb Carey of New Glarus, Wisconsin; New Glarus Brewing Company
Sergeant Carlos Evans of Cameron, North Carolina, USMC; Wounded warrior
Tim Cook of Cupertino, California; CEO of Apple
Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton and Nathaniel A. Pendleton Sr. of Chicago; parents of Hadiya Pendleton, who participated in President Obama’s Inaugural celebration and was murdered by gnshot soon afterward.
Menchu de Luna Sanchez of Secaucus, New Jersey; registered nurse who saved children during Hurricane Sandy
Bobak Ferdowsi of Pasadena, California; Flight director, Mars Curiosity Rover
Bradley Henning of Louisville, Kentucky; Machinist, Atlas Machine and Supply
Tracey Hepner of Arlington, Virginia; Co-founder of Military Partners and Families Coalition
Peter Hudson of Evergreen, Colorado; Co-founder and CEO of iTriage, a company attempting to create “efficiencies within the healthcare delivery system.”
Gov. John Kitzhaber, (D-Oregon); “Has built on his experience as a former emergency room doctor to transform health care delivery in Oregon.”
Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers of Avondale, Arizona; “Growing up in migrant farm labor camps and picking cotton alongside her parents in fields where her City Hall now stands, Mayor Rogers never imagined that she would be guiding the transformation of the region.”
Amanda McMillan of Jackson, Mississippi; Pay discrimination victim
Lee Maxwell of Wilton, Iowa; Graduate, Kirkwood Community College Wind Technician Program
Lieutenant Brain Murphy of Oak Creek, Wisconsin; First police officer to arrive at the scene of the Sikh temple shooting in Oak Creek, Wisconsin last August.
Lisa Richards of Arlington, Virginia; “A single mom, was one of thousands of Americans who shared stories about what paying $2,200 more in taxes would mean for her family.”
Kaitlin Roig of Greenwich, Connecticut; Has taught first grade for six years at Sandy Hook Elementary.
Abby Schanfield of Minneapolis, Minnesota; Beneficiary of Obamacare
Haile Thomas of Tucson, Arizona; “Let’s Move” champion
Desiline Victor of Miami, Florida; a 100 year old naturalized U.S. citizen from Haiti and retired farmworker who stood in line three hours to vote.