Tuesday, May 17, 2011

President Obama Speaks At Booker T. Washington's 2011 Graduation

Yesterday the city of Memphis (my hometown) was ecstatic about the arrival of the 44th (and COOLEST) President arriving into the city. President Barack Obama was here to speak to the 2011 graduating class of Booker T. Washington High School (BTW). For those of you that are not from Memphis and might be unfamiliar with the story of BTW, check this video below. It gives a back story of the school and it's also the video that won them the "Race to the Top" competition that brought the President to their school.

I cry every time I watch that video, these children have SUCH an amazing story. It's not hard to go from SOMETHING and succeed. But to come from NOTHING and succeed is amazing and nothing short of a blessing! For winning the "Race to the Top" competion, President Obama attended the commencement as their Key Note Speaker. While the students knew he would speak at their ceremony, they were not expecting him to pop in and speak with them prior to. Check that video below.

My President is constantly doing things to make me love him more and more on a daily!! Check out the full commencement under MORE DISH!!

OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, I love this man!! For him to listen to and remember the stories of these children just proves that he REALLY cares. Thanks again for coming to our city, Mr. President!! Your presence and inspiring words were greatly appreciated!! This video didn't show it, but he stayed and shook the hand of each and every graduate. That's something that they will remember for the rest of their lives!!

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