Race to the Top Commencement Challenge 2011

Hats off and congratulations to the six high school finalists in President Obama’s Race to the Top Commencement Challenge.  The winning school with host the president as its commencement speaker.

Each school has submitted an inspiring video presentation (with help from the Get Schooled Foundation) depicting not only an impressive student body but also caring and supportive teachers and administrators all of whom are committed to preparing the students for a future while having fun leaning and achieving goals.

Makes one (almost!) want to go back to high school again.

You can vote on the presentations through April 29th.  Even if you don’t want to vote, take a few moments to view one of the videos.  The creativity and positive attitudes shown in the videos will brighten your day.  Although only one school will be chosen to host President Obama, all of the participants can consider themselves winners.

Website link: Race to the Top Commencement Challenge 2011

Commencement Challenge 2011 Finalists:

  • Booker T. Washington High School, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Bridgeport High School, Bridgeport, Washington
  • Science Park High School, Newark, New Jersey
  • Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12, School for Creative and Performing Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Wayne Early/Middle College High School, Goldsboro, North Carolina
  • High Tech High International, San Diego, CA

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Originally Posted on: 4/21/2011
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