UNTAGGED, PIX BELOWWASHINGTON - Some San Miguel School students enjoyed a big surprise Wednesday. They got to meet singing superstars Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony.
Seventh grader Gabriel Guardado was one of three students selected to give Lopez and Anthony an all-access tour.
"When they said they were coming, I thought they were just playing," remembered Guardado.
Fresh off a visit to the White House Tuesday, Lopez and Anthony came to the middle school to talk to the kids about staying in school. Lopez said, "We had a lot of fun last night, but coming and down -- stuff like this just fills our hearts with so much joy."
"Education, education, education and you will be unstoppable, and nobody can take that away from you," Anthony told the students.
Their appearance was kept secret from the students. So before the speech, the stars went classroom to classroom, surprising everyone and leaving most students stunned and speechless.
Lopez described the kids' reactions: "Kinda just like 'is that her? She looks bigger on the screen. That doesn't look like him.'"
"I'm also used to Mr Lopez, Mr. Lopez," said Anthony.
Call him Mr. Lopez or international singing star, Anthony earned another label Wednesday: role model.
One student said after the speech, "If I get an education I can probably become president. I can probably be like them -- an actor, if I wanted to."
"Now, the subjects I'm not doing well in I'm going to study harder," said another student.
While the all-male student body did seem to split their attention a little between Anthony's speech and staring at his wife, his message that education opens doors seemed to sink in.
What most surprised he and his wife, when asked about their favorite subjects not a single kid said P.E. or lunch. Math was the number one answer.