Michelle Obama
addresses
Topeka's high school graduates

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Settling in at Kansas Expocentre, Friday, May 16, 2014

overview of Kansas ExpocentreGraduating seniors from Topeka high schools flow into their seating areaThe stage, video coverage and close-up screensSchool Valedictorians and honored guestsGovernor Sam Brownback checks his watch

The event begins

School officials and politicans are on-stage guestsBeginning the eventColor guard displays flagsHigh shool graduating choir members team up to singTopkea School District President Dr. Julie Ford welcomes attendees Speaker ASpeaker BSpeaker C

First Lady Michelle Obama addresses graduating seniors and their guests

First Lady Michelle Obama takes the podiumMichelle Obama addresses 2014 graduating seniorsMichelle Obama AMichelle Obama BOnstage iistenersMichelle Obama CStage and listeners<empty>Additional comments AAdditional comments BMicehlle Obama chats with Dr. Julie Ford

Personal Graduation Celebration: Ethan Baker, Topeka West H.S., Class of 2014

Ethan's mom, Robin, and his brothersA food treat of Indian Fry Bread

Graduating senior Ethan Baker

Supplimental Media:

A Decision that helped shape Michelle Obama

Video of Mrs. Obama's Topeka speech

Why this event mattered to me:
Southwest Grade School kindergarten class, 1954-55

Event photos © 2014 by Carol Yoho
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