Martin Luther King, Jr. Academic Magnet High School for Health Sciences and Engineering 2013 Commencement Ceremony
First Lady Michelle Obama – Commencement Speaker
Saturday, May 18, 2013 @ 2:00 PM ET
Historic Pearl High, Nashville, TN
MLK Academic Magnet School Press Release
April 11, 2013 mlkmagnet.mnps.org
Re: Commencement Speaker for 2013 will be First Lady Michelle Obama
First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver the commencement address to the class of 2013 of Martin Luther King, Jr. Academic Magnet High School for Health Sciences and Engineering at Historic Pearl High in Nashville, Tennessee, on May 18, at 1:00 p.m. Graduation will be held at the Howard C. Gentry Center on the campus of Tennessee State University.
Serving a cross-section of academically talented students from diverse groups across Metro Nashville Davidson County, Martin Luther King, Jr. Academic Magnet School provides a highly challenging, college preparatory curriculum to its 1,173 students in grades 7 through 12. MLK is consistently ranked among the best public schools in the nation for its academic rigor and high graduation rate. The students and staff also pride themselves on their commitment to healthy living, foremost through the installation of a community-supported fitness center, and also through the installation of healthy vending machines and a community garden.
MLK Academic Magnet High School Commencement Ceremony
Moorehouse College Graduation 2013
President Obama – Commencement Speaker
Sunday, May 19 @ 11:00 AM ET
Morehouse College, Century Campus, Atlanta, GA
President Barack Obama to Deliver May Commencement Speech
By ADD SEYMOUR JR. morehouse.edu
President Barack Obama will be the speaker for Morehouse College’s 129th Commencement in May, Morehouse President John Silvanus Wilson Jr. ’79 announced Saturday, Feb. 16.
A White House official told the Atlanta Journal Constitution that Morehouse was chosen because it is one of the nation’s leading historically black colleges and universities and is among the best and brightest institutions of higher education in the country. The official also said that Morehouse is known for its high standard for excellence in learning and social consciousness and is home to a long list of notable alumni that spans the last three centuries.
Wilson surprised the nearly 2,000 guests at the College’s largest scholarship fundraiser, the 25th Annual “A Candle in the Dark” Gala.
“The president’s life story trumpets an ethic that we try to instill in all Morehouse Men, namely excellence without apology or compromise,” Wilson said Saturday. “It’s a good thing to have him here for that reason.”
The Gala crowd of students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the College jumped out of their seats and screamed in excitement.