Calling all High School Students! Compete to have President Obama speak at YOUR commencement ceremony! Applications are open for the 2011 Race to the Top Commencement Challenge, and the deadline for applications has been extended to Friday March 11, 2011! The Commencement Challenge invites public high schools across the country to demonstrate how their school best prepares them for college and a career, helping America win the future by out-educating our competitors and achieving President Obama's goal of having the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020.
The application includes essay questions and statistical information that illustrate how schools are promoting college and career readiness for all students while establishing a culture of student success and academic excellence. Applications must be submitted by Friday, March 11 at 11:59 pm EST. The winning school will host President Obama as their 2011 commencement speaker! Click HERE for more info and to apply now!