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Nick Jonas Wants Your School to Apply for the Commencement Challenge

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Nick Jonas is encouraging students to apply for the Race to the Top Commencement Challenge. The Commencement Challenge gives schools the opportunity to tell us how they are preparing students for college and a career and compete to have President Obama as a commencement speaker.

Last week, Nick Jonas took a short break from rehearsing for “The Motown Sound: In Performance at the White House” to encourage high schools to apply for the Race to the Top Commencement Challenge.  Check out what he had to say about it:

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Applications for the Race to the Top Commencement Challenge will close next Friday, March 11, so don’t miss out on the opportunity of a lifetime. Public high schools across the country are invited to submit an application and tell us how they are preparing students for college and a career. At the end of competition, the winning school will get to have President Obama deliver its commencement address.

Applying for the Commencement Challenge is easy! The application requires three essays and some information about student achievement that should be readily accessible. The deadline for the competition is March 11 at 11:59 EST. For more information and to get started today, visit WhiteHouse.gov/Commencement.