• President Obama to deliver graduation speech at Worcester Tech


    WORCESTER, Mass (MyFoxBoston.com/AP) -- While some people have trouble remembering who spoke at their high school graduation, for this year's graduating class at Worcester Technical High School, it will probably be hard to forget.

    The school announced on Thursday that President Barack Obama would give the main address at the graduation ceremony on June 11. It will be the only high school he speaks at this graduation season.

    Principal Sheila Harrity announced the news to the senior class in the school's auditorium Thursday morning.

    Harrity said in a statement that the president's visit is an honor, adding that Obama is a pre-eminent leader and advocate for career and technical education.

    The White House issued a statement saying the school was selected because of its outstanding headway in boosting graduation rates, implementing cutting edge vocational programs, and ensuring that all of its students have the opportunity to succeed.

    In September, Harrity was named the National High School Principal of the Year by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Last week, the US Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, visited the high school.

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