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WASHINGTON (AP) — High school and college students are competing for Michelle Obama to come to their schools to share her wisdom about moving on to higher education and adulthood.

The first lady announced on Thursday two video contests as part of her Reach Higher initiative, which encourages students to take their studies and training past secondary school.

To enter the first, high school students, teachers and administrators create a video that urges students to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.

The second contest— the Near-Peer Mentoring College Challenge— asks college officials and student groups to submit a video that shows peer-mentoring and college-immersion programs offered on their campuses for incoming students, especially those from underserved communities.

Mrs. Obama will speak at the winners’ commencement ceremonies in the spring.

Contestants must upload their video to YouTube or Vimeo. They can also post their efforts on social media and using #ReachHigher.

The first lady’s Reach Higher initiative encourages high school students to attend a four-year university, community college or a professional training program.

The initiative supports President Barack Obama’s “North Star” goal to make America once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020.

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5 thoughts on “First Lady Launches 2 Graduation Video Contests

  1. Shanklie Nodose on said:

    Higher education for a jig is Kindergarten , notice how all the pictures of the dead thugs is the Kindergarten Graduation photo ? If they make it to teenaper status they all end up in N.U. The First Tranny can bebop back to KFC and wrap those chicken skinners around an extra crispy drumstick.

  2. Masa White on said:

    Careful warning to the boys. The First Tranny gets you all alone and it wil muh dikk you just like it does to Obammy and holder.

      • Ryan Burke on said:

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        may appear content to pass the day grazing in the inner city wilds. But looks can be deceiving. Beneath its North Face hide and Air Jordan hooves lies a wild animal, capable of extraordinary bursts of both speed and savagery. The intrepid traveler must use extreme caution when trekking through its natural habitat.

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