Connie Britton is joining Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson Obama'Car guy' Biden puts his spin on the presidency Poll: Harris, Michelle Obama lead for 2024 if Biden doesn't run Son gives emotional tribute to Colin Powell at service MORE at an awards ceremony at the White House honoring school counselors.

The actress played a school counselor in NBC’s now-defunct drama, “Friday Night Lights.”

The 2015 School Counselor of the Year awards, poised to be held Friday at the White House, is part of Obama’s “Reach Higher” initiative, which encourages students to extend their education beyond high school. 


Britton, who currently stars in ABC’s “Nashville,” is a longtime President Obama supporter. Michelle Obama played herself in a cameo appearance on the show last year.

The ceremony isn't the only celeb-infused event on tap for Obama that day.

As part of her "Joining Forces" initiative, Michelle Obama is teaming up Friday with the military veterans' nonprofit Got Your 6 and "industry leaders in film and television," according to the White House. The first lady will deliver remarks at the National Geographic Society in downtown Washington to "encourage the entertainment industry to depict veterans in a way that better reflects the breadth and depth of their stories."

— This story has been updated.