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For Immediate Release

Remarks by the President During a Classroom Visit at TechBoston Academy in Boston, Massachusetts

TechBoston Academy
Boston, Massachusetts

3:33 P.M. EST
     THE PRESIDENT:  Hey guys!  What’s going on?  How’s everybody doing?  (Applause.)  Hello, everybody!  Hello, hello, hello!  Hello, hello, hello!  Good to see you.
     Mark, good to see you.  Nice to meet you.
     So, I’m not going to make a long speech right now.  I’ve got to speak in the other room, and I hope you guys will be able to hear it.
     I just want to say how proud I am of all of you.  You guys are doing great in school.  I want to shake some hands.  I expect everybody here to keep working hard.  How many seniors here?  How many juniors?  Sophomores?  (Applause.)  All right.  Sophomores.  Freshmen.  Okay, well, the sophomores -- the juniors and the seniors, I know they’re working hard because they’re starting to apply to college.  Sophomores, you still got a lot of time, so you guys got to stay focused.  All right?  All right.  But I’m expecting everybody here to go to college, everybody here to succeed.  And I appreciate you guys very much.  I’m just going to shake as many hands as I can.

3:34 P.M. EST