Vice President Mike Pence will visit Thales Academy on Wednesday while he is in North Carolina, according to ABC11.
Pence is going to view Thales Academy to see “how school choice works and to advocate for its further implementation,” ABC 11 reports.
Pence, while at the school, will take part in a roundtable discussion about reopening schools safely.
Sheri Abraham, a parent of a student at Thales Academy, told WRAL it is an honor to have the former Indiana governor visit the school.
“It’s amazing. There’s not a better word for it,” Abraham said. “It’s such an opportunity, just amazing.”
“I can’t even fathom the amount of people that are going to be just outside of the school and then inside the school,” she added.
Once the vice president is done attending Thales Academy he will visit M3-Wake Research, according to ABC 11. M3-Wake Research has been conducting ongoing research on the coronavirus.
The research company released this statement to ABC 11 Reporter Michael Perchick:
“All of us at Wake Research are excited that Vice President Pence is visiting Research Triangle tomorrow and meeting with the M3-Wake Research team.. Hopefully his visit will help bring additional national attention and recognition to all of the great work that so many medical, science, and research companies are doing here, including Wake Research, as we commence the nation’s first Phase III clinical trials of a COVID vaccine. The Research Triangle is the national epicenter of medical and biotech research and we at Wake Research are honored to be a part of this community and the global effort to find a cure for COVID and put an end to this pandemic as soon as possible,” said Dr. Ella Grach, CEO of M3-Wake Research.
JUST IN: @ABC11_WTVD has learned that M3-Wake Research will be meeting with @VP @Mike_Pence tomorrow during his visit to @TheRTP. They’re holding COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials in Raleigh, Fayetteville, and cities in 5 other states. Below is a statement from CEO Dr. Ella Grach: pic.twitter.com/26KByCeG6u
— Michael Perchick (@MichaelPerchick) July 28, 2020
Pence’s arrival in North Carolina comes with less than four months till the 2020 presidential election. In 2016, President Donald Trump won North Carolina by three percent.
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