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Westhope Grad is SOTU Guest

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A Westhope native will be a special guest of first lady Michelle Obama at tonight's State of the Union Address.

Misty DeMars, who now lives in Oak Park, Illinois, was selected as a guest after writing a letter to the president encouraging him to fight for extended unemployment insurance.

She had been laid off soon after her family had purchased a new home.

DeMars is a graduate of Westhope High School and the University of North Dakota.

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