The Commencement Challenge Deadline is Today – Apply Now!

Today is the last day to submit an application for the Race to the Top Commencement Challenge! Submit your application by 11:59 p.m. EST for a chance to have President Obama as a commencement speaker at your school this spring.

Simone Boehme, one of the graduating seniors from last year's winning school, visited the White House to talk to President Obama about the experience.  Check out the video:

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Applying to the Commencement Challenge is easy and only requires three essays and some information about student achievement. Applications will not be accepted after 11:59 PM EST so don’t miss out on the opportunity to have an unforgettable graduation. For more information on the Commencement Challenge, visit

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