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Upton Congratulates Students at Kalamazoo Central

Kalamazoo Central High School wins President's 2010 High School Commencement Challenge

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Washington, DC, May 4, 2010 | Sean C. Bonyun ((202) 225-3761) | comments
Congressman Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) made the following statement following today’s announcement that Kalamazoo Central High School won the President’s first annual 2010 Race to the Top High School Commencement Challenge. The President of the United States will be the school’s commencement speaker on June 10th.

“Congratulations to the students at Kalamazoo Central and the entire community whose remarkable outpouring of support made this extraordinary announcement possible. K-Central’s place in the national spotlight is a testament to Kalamazoo, whose leaders stepped up with the profound gift of the Promise that provides our youth the opportunity to receive an education despite the very difficult economic climate.

“Having visited K-Central again just last month, I continue to be impressed with the students’ passion to learn and to better themselves through education as they represent the leaders of tomorrow. Winning the Commencement Challenge is a great achievement for the students, parents and faculty - we have so much to be proud of here in Kalamazoo.”
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