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No Obama for Local High School Commencement

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Voting ended yesterday for which school President Barack Obama should give a commencement speech at and a local one didn't make the cut. Environmental Charter High School in Lawndale, with its 92% rate of students accepted to universities, was one of six across the country in the running. Three remain with one to be chosen by the President next Tuesday.

"While we're all sorry we didn't make the top three, seeing the entire country rally around education and seeing the great work all six schools are doing is an important reminder of what we do here every day," said Alison Suffet-Diaz, the school's founder and executive director, to the LA Times.

A high ranking White House official still could make an appearance for the commencement. Our bet is on Interior Secretary Ken Salazar.