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First Lady At Watertown Event: 'Drink More Water'
Friday, September 13, 2013, 1:00am
First Lady Michelle Obama came to Wisconsin on Thursday to kick off a national effort to get people drinking more water. 
Obama called water the “original energy drink” at Watertown High School, and said her “Let's Move initiative includes an emphasis on water to help children and families lead healthier lives.
“Probably the single best thing we could do is to simply drink more water,” said Obama. “It's as simple as that. Drink more water.”
The mayor of Watertown, John David, said he was surprised when he received an email from the White House about the First Lady's visit. “I thought for sure one of my friends was pulling my leg.”
After the First Lady gave her speech, she mingled with students in the gym where free water bottles were given out and games were played.
Senior Zach Sell of Watertown said it was memorable. “Not a lot of people can say they met the First Lady of the United States. I mean, it can't get any better than this.”
Olivia Wieland, a sophomore, thinks it’s great the first lady came to Wisconsin. But says the name of the campaign, “Drink Up,” could use a little work.
“‘Drink Up’ is kind of corny,” she says. “But I get the point that's coming across.”
The Drink Up campaign is working with the American Beverage Association and bottled water companies. Officials say they will promote water while staying away from negative messages about other drinks.