March 02, 2011
Nick Jonas and John Legend are some of the celebrities that have joined forces with the White House, Viacom and the Get Schooled Foundation to support the 2011 Race to the Top Commencement Challenge.
The high-stakes contest encourages public high-school students to submit applications demonstrating how their high school best prepared them for college and career. The winning submission is awarded the premier commencement speaker, President Obama.
Applications for the Applying for the Commencement Challenge is easy! The application requires three essays and some information about student achievement that should be readily accessible. The deadline for the competition is March 11 at 11:59 EST. For more information and to get started today, visit WhiteHouse.gov/Commencement.
How has your high school prepared you for college and career?