Help Bring President Obama to Clark Montessori

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Clark Montessori was selected as one of six finalists from thousands of entries nationwide. The contest is to determine whether President Obama will deliver the Clark High School Commencement Address!

On Monday, April 26, the White House will open public voting for finalists in the Race to the Top High School Commencement Challenge.

To vote for Clark Montessori, go here between Monday, April 26 at 8:00 a.m. (EST) and Thursday, April 29 at 11:59 p.m. (EST).

As part of the contest, Clark Montessori prepared a 3-minute video describing how it is a model of educational success for other high schools around the country. Students will showcase how the school engages students in learning, fosters personal responsibility and academic excellence, and prepares students to graduate college and be career ready to meet the President’s 2020 goal of having the highest proportion of college graduates in the world.A team of seniors at Clark Montessori worked with representatives from The Get Schooled Foundation– which includes Viacom and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation among its founding partners – to produce the video that will be used during the voting process from April 26-29.

The video, along with the school’s written application, will be featured on the White House Web site and the public will have an opportunity to select Clark Montessori as one of three finalists that best meet the President’s goal. President Obama will select a national winner from the three finalists and will visit the winning high school to deliver the commencement address this spring. Clark Montessori was among only six finalists selected from thousands of entries nationwide.

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