JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- An 8-year-old Jacksonville boy just found out his poster won a nationwide contest, and now he'll get to meet President Obama and the First Lady in the nation's capital.
Students from elementary and middle schools from more than 20 states submitted entries and First Lady Michelle Obama selected Kevin McAfee's artwork to be the 2013 Official Easter Egg Roll Poster.
"Since it's like close to Easter, and we really wanted to do the Easter egg hunt, we just heard about it and my aunt just entered me," explained McAfee.
The 2nd Grade St. Mark's student said it took him about three hours to make the poster. He even included the First Family's dog, Bo.
"The White House actually called him at school and explained he had won and that Mrs. Obama had picked his picture as their annual poster we are so thrilled," said Seana McAfee, Kevin's mother.
"I drew a bunch of people being active and I drew a lot of Easter eggs," said McAfee.
That's because the theme of this year's poster contest is "Be Healthy, Be Active, Be You." Kevin said he loves to stay active by playing his favorite sport, soccer.
"Since I was a little boy I started to play soccer and started to get used to it and started to really like it," said McAfee.
While he loves to play outside on his lawn, Kevin's mother is thrilled that he and his family will soon get to visit the White House lawn.
"From what I've heard so far from the emails we are going to see President Obama and his wife at the ceremonies, and we are very excited about it and kids are just thrilled and it will be such a wonderful event," said Seana McAfee.
Copies of Kevin's poster will be handed out as a prize to children who win the White House Easter Egg Roll and Egg Hunt on April 1st.
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