CHELSEA (CBS) – A 10-year-old 5th grader from Chelsea was honored at a science fair held by the White House after she designed a video game.
“It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” said Toni-Chanelle Suncar of her trip and meeting President Barack Obama Monday.READ MORE: Baker Signs Bill Extending Mail-In, Early Voting In Massachusetts
“I’m honored that my teachers recognized the potential in me.”
Obama welcomed the students, and said he was proud of their “remarkable achievements.”
Suncar took part in the fifth White House Science Fair as part of a program she is involved in called “Citizen Schools.”READ MORE: Woman In Critical Condition After Being Shot Near Roslindale Pharmacy
She was recognized for creating her own video game called “Flappy Unicorn.”
“We had this program…that kind of helped me with math because we discussed X axis and Y axis,” she said.
For her achievement, she was one of a handful of students invited to participate in the ceremony at the White House.
Wanda Berrios, Suncar’s mother, said she was “so proud of her (daughter).”MORE NEWS: Eviction Moratorium Update: With CDC Extension Unlikely, What Will Happen To Renters?
Students from Boston, Cambridge and Dover were also recognized.