On Monday, May 16 2011, high school graduates from the Booker T. Washington high school in Memphis, Tennessee received a life changing speech from President Barack Obama. This commencement will be etched into the hearts of those who attended and watched on their television screen. The students from BTW were the winners of the Race to the Top Commencement Challenge by submitting a phenomenal video and receiving the most votes once they became finalists.
Education has always been a primary concern of our President and First Lady. This was such an emotional and heightened day for the students and the city as a whole. Life can give you so many challenges, but its important to know that with determination, hard work, and a positive attitude, success is possible.