The San Diego High Tech High International commencement speaker for 2011 won't be President Barack Obama. Instead, the school announced the head of NASA will address the students at this year's graduation ceremony.
The school was one of three finalists in the Race to the Top Commencement Challenge until a winner was announced May 10. Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis hosted the president for its commencement ceremony earlier today.
When they learned the news, students expressed their interest in perhaps having Michelle Obama or Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton as their special guest.
Then, Monday, May 16, Melissa Agudelo, the Dean of Students with High Tech High International, announced that Administrator Charles Bolden will be the White House representative for the school's ceremony saying, "was given the task of inspiring children and encouraging 21st Century learning."