President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama both attended commencement ceremonies recently. The President spoke in Memphis on Monday and Mrs. Obama spoke in Atlanta this past Sunday. Keep scrolling to get more info on each of their appearances.
[Monday, May 16, 2011] The President does a surprise drop-in on the graduating class at Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis, TN before he speaks at their graduation ceremony. The school was the winner of the 2011 Commencement Challenge contest. View his full commencement speech below.
[Sunday, May 15, 2011] The First Lady stresses to the 2011 graduation class of Spelman College. She spoke of her own experience of leaving a high-paying position at a corporate law firm to work, and later become executive director of, a Chicago non-profit that encouraged young people to work in public service.
The President speaks about education, dedication and overcoming adversity in a commencement address at Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis, TN.