• Watch Live: The President Delivers Commencement Address at 1:30 p.m. ET

    The graduating class of Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis, Tennessee has a special guest commencement speaker today-President Obama. You can watch the President's speech live on whitehouse.gov at 1:30 p.m. ET.

    Booker T. Washington won the 2011 "Race to the Top Commencement Challenge," an annual White House competition to find the public high school that's best preparing its students for college and a career.

    The school was one of hundreds of applicants to the challenge. The White House whittled the contenders down to a list of six finalists and invited the public to vote on their favorites. Take a moment to watch Booker T. Washington's winning video application, telling the story of their community, their school, and their hopes and dreams for the future.

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