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Hawaii girl attends kids' state dinner at White House

Stefani Shimomura-Sakamoto Stefani Shimomura-Sakamoto
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First Lady Michelle Obama hosted the first-ever Kids' "State Dinner" at the White House today. 54 budding chefs from across the country attended the formal luncheon in the East Room.

The guests, all between the ages of 8 and 12, included 11-year-old Stefani Shimomura-Sakamoto from Hawaii.

The Punahou student's winning entry was called Scrumptious Salmon Salad & Strawberryana Smoothie. Click HERE to view the recipe.

More than 12-hundred children entered a contest.

Even President Obama made surprise visit to the lunch telling the kids how proud he was of their hard work.

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