Back in February Jasmine Williams sent an invitation to the White House asking if Michelle Obama would speak at her high school graduation. Today Michelle delivered the commencement address to the Washington Math, Science, and Technology Public Charter High School.
First Lady Accepts Invite to Charter School Graduation
Michelle Obama tells charter school graduates not to worry
By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and MATTHEW STABLEY
WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas isn’t the only D.C. celebrity getting in on the high school commencement action. First lady Michelle Obama is offering this advice to students doubting if they’re ready for the future: “Don’t worry.”
She delivered the commencement address to Washington’s Math, Science, and Technology Public Charter High School at Howard University Wednesday thanks to an invitation from graduate Jasmine Williams.
Mrs. Obama told 98 graduates that before going off to Princeton University she worried about whether she was ready and would fit in.
She also mentioned Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic considered for the nation’s highest court. Sotomayor attended Princeton before Mrs. Obama and has said that she felt intimidated by her surroundings.
In the end, Mrs. Obama said she, her husband Barack Obama and Sotomayor all were ready for the challenge. And she told the graduates they are more than ready as well.
Jasmine will be attending North Carolina A&T this fall.
WMST PCHS sounds like a really good school. According to the website:
Founded in 1998, Washington Mathematics Science Technology Public Charter High School (WMST PCHS) is a leading school that is free to residents of the District of Columbia.
The mission of WMST is to provide a rigorous education, integrating mathematics and science instruction with technology that will enhance analytical reasoning development. Our goal is to produce highly motivated, successful students prepared for higher education in mathematics, science, technology and related careers.
The school has a 99 percent graduation rate and 98 percent of the graduating students attend college. Congrats to this years graduates.