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Michelle Obama coming to my school's graduation

By: Astrometeor, 2:26 AM GMT on April 12, 2013

So, my school is:
Martin Luther King Magnet High School for the Health Sciences and Engineering at Historic Pearl High School.

Impressive right?

We are the #1 high school in the state of Tennessee, top 100 in the US, according to the US World News. We graduate 100% (some people drop out, so they don't count).

We opened a new wellness center with help from the YMCA, and a wellness group in Nashville. Our SGA threw out junk vending machines, then replaced them with healthy food ones. (we threw out the SGA for that). We have a Green Club that manages the school's recycling program, and manages a community garden across the street.

All this led to a counselor e-mailing the White House and asking if Michelle Obama could give the Class of 2013 commencement address. Then asking U.S. House of Representatives member Jim Cooper to send a letter on our behalf to the First Lady. He obliged. On Monday, our head principal found out and told a couple of teachers. It was soon leaked to the entire upper-class.

Today, the world and the young ones at the school found all of this out,along with a video from the First Lady herself.

Video

I am a junior, unfortunately, but if I can get into the nationally renowned Wind Ensemble of MLK, I will be able to play for her on graduation day and have a free ticket automatically.

Let's go MLK Royals!

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Reader Comments

Quoting trHUrrIXC5MMX:
nice blog...!
I'll comment on it later... someone here got me irritated...

Be back tomorrow... Gnite


Kori? You get irritated too easily. Good night buddy.

Edit: You know, you should really stop changing your posts. Me quoting them inscribes them in stone.
Very cool for you to (hopefully) be able to perform for the First Lady!

What I really like is how your counsellor took the initiative to request and arrange for a commencement speaker that is certain to be memorable for all of you. I like that kind of get-up-an'-git-er-done spirit.

I hope your school is already working in hand with the Secret Service to make the logistics of the event fairly seamless for all the regular folk who wish to attend graduation.

Good on you all for stepping up to the plate and making positive changes within your own arena; you start locally, and then expand, and when you hit the bright, new world, you already know how to affect change in the things that matter.

People like you and your colleagues give me hope, Astro. Big thumbs up.
Quoting hurricanecrab:
Very cool for you to (hopefully) be able to perform for the First Lady!

What I really like is how your counsellor took the initiative to request and arrange for a commencement speaker that is certain to be memorable for all of you. I like that kind of get-up-an'-git-er-done spirit.

I hope your school is already working in hand with the Secret Service to make the logistics of the event fairly seamless for all the regular folk who wish to attend graduation.

Good on you all for stepping up to the plate and making positive changes within your own arena; you start locally, and then expand, and when you hit the bright, new world, you already know how to affect change in the things that matter.

People like you and your colleagues give me hope, Astro. Big thumbs up.


Thanks, the counselor is in her first year at my school, she is doing a great job.

We have been working with the Secret Service, we moved the graduation forward a day and moved the location to a bigger venue. The graduation is OFF-LIMITS to the public, only way in is if you are related or friend of senior who has tickets, or if you are in Wind Ensemble (hopefully me).

We try our best, lol, they don't call us "health sciences" for nothing I guess. We had an awards thingy today, and one of my classmates was recognized for fulfilling a wish of a dying man at a hospice. The wish was to have a guitar that he could lift and play.
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