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Booker T. Washington named as 1 of 3 finalists in Commencement Challenge

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(WMC-TV) - A Memphis High School is now one of three finalists in a competition to land President Barack Obama as its commencement speaker.

Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis was one of hundreds of schools nationwide to participate in the Race to the Top Commencement Challenge.  After the competition was narrowed to six finalists, the White House held a poll on its website to reduce that number to three.

Monday, Booker T. Washington and two other schools were announced as finalists in the competition. 

Watch the announcement here.

Now, President Barack Obama will pick the winner of the contest, and speak at that school's commencement ceremony.

That decision is expected later this week.

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