Plenty of local love from Michelle Obama, as the White House announced today that two out of three commencement speeches the first lady has agreed to make this year will be right here in the District.
The biggest news from the local perspective is that Obama will address graduating seniors at Anacostia Senior High School on June 11. This will mark the second time the first lady has chosen to deliver a speech at a D.C. public high school. Last year, she spoke at the commencement ceremony for the Washington Mathematics Science Technology Public Charter High School.
Before she goes to Anacostia, Obama has also pledged to address graduates at The George Washington University on May 16 — but only if they complete 100,000 hours of community service before then. GWU students have been working toward fulfilling the first lady’s service challenge all year, and we seriously doubt they’d let her down.
Obama will also speak at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff on May 8.