Max Schwartz still wants that one-on-one with Barack Obama. But for now, the Beverly Hills High School student is happy to settle for getting within about 30 feet of the commander-in-chief at LAX.

Per a fun write-up on Beverly Hills Patch, the ambitious senior was one of a dozen pool reporters accredited to cover the LA arrival of POTUS this past Wednesday. He tells Patch contributor Laurie Lande, who herself once reported for the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg, how it all came about:

Schwartz called the White House press office at least monthly with interview requests and repeatedly phoned since early February when he learned the President was visiting Los Angeles… “I was added to the White House [press] email blast after several requests.”

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