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Madeleine Steppel, 9, and her mother Debra in front of the White House. Madeleine won a healthy lunchtime contest online, and dined with the president and first lady Monday, Aug. 20.

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Madeleine Steppel Finds Recipe for Success

Reston resident dines with president and first lady.

One night a few weeks ago, while she was at Camp Louise in Maryland, Madeleine Steppel, 9, of Reston headed to the administration building to wait for a call. Once she got to the building, known around camp as "the White House," the call came in: she had won a trip to the real White House for lunch with first lady Michelle Obama.


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