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Mon April 26, 2010
Michigan high school finalist for Pres Obama commencement speech
By Laura Weber, Michigan Public Radio Network
KALAMAZOO, MI –
Central High School in Kalamazoo will spend the next few days competing for a commencement speech from President Obama. Six high schools across the country are in the final stages before the president decides which school will win.
The field of six will be cut in half by the end of the week after a public vote determines which schools presented the best package to win a commencement speech by the president.
Alex Lee is with the Kalamazoo Public Schools. He says the students at Central High School were very excited when they found out they made it to the final six schools.
"Absolutely, and they put together a very emotional and strong video that can be seen at the White House site now," he says.
Videos from the six finalists are up on the White House website for a public vote through Thursday. President Obama will choose one among the top three vote-getters to deliver a commencement speech.