Nothing like a little presidential inspiration to get the school year started.

Former President Barack Obama stopped by McKinley Tech school in Northeast, D.C. Friday afternoon.

“Proud of these McKinley Tech students—inspiring young minds that make me hopeful about our future,” Obama tweeted.

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The school said he spent time with scholar students and called their chat inspiring and motivating.

McKinley Tech is D.C.’s flagship STEM high school.