Applications for the Commencement Challenge Close Friday

Ed. Note: Applications for the Race to the Top Commencement Challenge close Friday, March 11 at 11:59 PM.  Submit your application today!

Today, the Race to the Top Commencement Challenge was featured in a segment on Channel One News that aired in classrooms across the country. In the video, graduates from last year’s winning school talk about what it was like to win the Commencement Challenge.

“To just be there, right there – so close to him – is ridiculous. I would have never thought I’d have that experience in my life,” says Nicole Allen in the video. To watch the video, click here.

This year’s Commencement Challenge is giving students and schools the opportunity to have the same experience as Kalamazoo Central High School.

To be considered for the chance to have President Obama as a commencement speaker, visit and tells us how your school is preparing students for college and a career. The application requires three essays and some information about student achievement that should be easily accessible. Applicants also have the option of submitting a short video about their school. The deadline to apply is this Friday, March 11, at 11:59 PM EST.

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