April 21, 2011 in News

Tiny E. Wash school vying for Obama visit

By The Spokesman-Review

Voting has begun in the nationwide Race to the Top commencement challenge for the presidential visit.

The six high schools, including tiny Bridgeport High School in north central Washington, have posted new videos along with snippets of their application on the White House website:

The Commencement Challenge

Now it’s up to the pubic to vote for the best three.

The public has until midnight April 29. The top three will be announced on May 2 and Obama will choose the winner later that week.

Here is Bridgeport’s video:

Bridgeport, with a student population of 150, is 90 percent Hispanic with 100 percent free and reduced lunch. Many of the students are first generation high school students, yet 82 percent are college bound at graduation.

The school’s principal, Tamra Jackson, grew up in Spokane Valley and is an Eastern Washington University graduate.

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