Updated Plans for First Lady's Visit to Topeka

April 24, 2014

Topeka Public Schools is proud to welcome Michelle Obama to our city as part of the graduation celebration for nearly 800 graduates of Topeka Public Schools.  This will be a once in a lifetime experience for the graduates and their families as seniors from all five high schools come together in a show of unity that reflects the 60th anniversary of the Brown v Board of Education court case.

The First Lady will now address students, their families and the community on Friday, May 16, 2014, at the Kansas Expocentre. Students will have the choice to attend. Tickets for the First Lady’s remarks will remain the same as announced earlier.  Each graduate will receive a ticket and their family may get up to 6 tickets and we will work to accommodate additional ticket requests.

The five high schools in Topeka Public Schools will be unified for this event.

Doors to the Kansas Expocentre will open at 3:00 p.m. with the graduate procession beginning at approximately 5:00 p.m.  The First Lady’s address is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.  Additional details are still forthcoming.

Each high school will have their individual graduation ceremonies on Saturday, May 17 at the Kansas Expocentre with the Topeka West ceremony at 10:30 a.m., Highland Park at 1:30 p.m. and Topeka High at 4:30 p.m.  No tickets will be needed for the Saturday event and there will be no restrictions on the number of people who want to attend Saturday’s ceremonies.

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