Posts Tagged ‘Kalamazoo

26
Jul
20

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

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09
Mar
11

a day to remember

The 2010 graduating class at Kalamazoo Central High School in Michigan was the winner of the first “Race to the Top High School Commencement Challenge”.

18
Feb
11

‘once in a lifetime’

White House: Every wondered what would happen if the President of the United States walked into an auditorium full of unsuspecting high school seniors? That’s exactly what happened on June 7, 2010 when President Obama surprised the graduating class at Kalamazoo Central High School, the winners of the 2010 Race to the Top Commencement Challenge. The Principal of Kalamazoo Central High School, Von Washington, described the experience of competing in – and winning – the 2010 Commencement Challenge this way:

“How do you begin to describe what shaking the hand of the President of the United States at your high school graduation means to a student? Every one of our students, and everyone within our community was changed by this once in a lifetime event…..”

We’re asking public high schools from 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.

More here

01
Feb
11

let the challenge commence!

1:21 cracked me up 😆

11
Jun
10

west wing week (“note to self” june 11, 2010)

…visiting K. Neal Trucks in Maryland, making his third visit to the Gulf Coast, announcing his new Director of Intelligence, meeting with Cabinet Secretaries about the BP oil spill, delivering the commencement address at Kalamazoo High School, holding a live tele-town hall with seniors about health care, meeting Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, speaking about sanctions on Iran – plus Reggie Love getting dunked

09
Jun
10

a surprise guest

President Barack Obama greets students from Kalamazoo Central High School’s graduating class, during a surprise appearance in a gym at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Mich., June 7, 2010. The President later delivered the school’s commencement address after they won this year’s Race to the Top High School Commencement Challenge. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

(The above video was posted by a Teabagger on YouTube under the title ‘Mom-and-Dad Supported Leftists Going Crazy for Obama’. So, not a single senior in Kalamazoo Central High School is a ‘rightist’? Excellent! 🙂

07
Jun
10

kalamazoo!

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President Barack Obama at Kalamazoo Central High School, the winner of the 2010 Race to the Top High School Commencement Challenge, at Western Michigan University Arena in Kalamazoo, Michigan. June 7, 2010




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