In Preparation For Graduation Commencement, Obama, Ticket Limit At 6

In preparation for the First Lady, Michelle Obama

First Lady Michelle Obama on holiday in Hawaii.

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- In preparation for the First Lady, Michelle Obama's arrival as Commencement Speaker, USD 501 Director of Communications Ron Harbaugh says the Commencement Committee has reached a decision to allow up to 6 tickets for families of graduates with the hope of making additional tickets available to those families who need them.

To add to this special time for students and families, each high school is planning a senior recognition event that will include the school specific traditions associated with graduation. Information about these events will be released soon by each high school.

Topeka Public Schools is one of only two public school districts in the nation to feature the First Lady as its commencement speaker.

Press Release from Ron Harbaugh, USD 501 Communications Director:

Topeka Public Schools is proud to host the upcoming historic commencement that will mark the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education.

We are also very pleased that this commencement will give seniors and their families from all of our high schools the unique opportunity to hear an inspirational address from First Lady Michelle Obama, who accepted Topeka Public Schools' invitation to speak at its commencement this year.

Topeka Public Schools has been working to ensure that all students have family in attendance, and to accommodate as many people at the commencement as possible.

The commencement will take place on May 17th and we're pleased to confirm that even at the larger venue, parents will get to hear the name of their son or daughter as they cross the stage to receive their diploma.

Each graduate’s family will be able to get at least six tickets, with the hope of making additional tickets available to those families who need them.

To add to this special time for students and families, each high school is planning a senior recognition event that will include the school specific traditions associated with graduation. Information about these events will be released soon by each high school.

Topeka Public Schools is one of only two public school districts in the nation to feature the First Lady as its commencement speaker.

Topeka Public Schools is proud to host the upcoming historic commencement that will mark the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education.

We are also very pleased that this commencement will give seniors and their families from all of our high schools the unique opportunity to hear an inspirational address from First Lady Michelle Obama, who accepted Topeka Public Schools' invitation to speak at its commencement this year.

Topeka Public Schools has been working to ensure that all students have family in attendance, and to accommodate as many people at the commencement as possible.

The commencement will take place on May 17th and we're pleased to confirm that even at the larger venue, parents will get to hear the name of their son or daughter as they cross the stage to receive their diploma.

Each graduate’s family will be able to get at least six tickets, with the hope of making additional tickets available to those families who need them.

To add to this special time for students and families, each high school is planning a senior recognition event that will include the school specific traditions associated with graduation. Information about these events will be released soon by each high school.

Topeka Public Schools is one of only two public school districts in the nation to feature the First Lady as its commencement speaker.

This will be a once in a lifetime experience for our graduates and their families, and we are looking forward to making it a very special time for everyone.


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