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Ashton DeFusco graduated last year from Farmington High School.?She is currently serving in the Marines.

Farmington Marine met President Obama at an event paying tribute to fallen officers

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Farmington High School graduate Ashton DeFusco had a close encounter with President Barack Obama at a recent event in Washington, D.C.

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DeFusco, who was a member of the Tiger swim team starting in middle school, got a handshake from the President at an event held in honor of officers who died last year in the line of duty. Her father died Aug. 31 last year in a plane crash in Colorado. Obama spoke at a ceremony last week.

DeFusco walked into a Marine recruiting when she was a sophomore at FHS. She graduated three months early in March of 2012 and left for boot camp two days later. While at FHS she and another student started a military club to raise awareness of the sacrifices made by military men and women.

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