KALAMAZOO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) - A White House official was at Kalamazoo Central High School Thursday, finalizingdetails in advance of Monday's commencement speech to be given byPresident Barack Obama.
And while the administration representative met with schooladministrators, other school staffers were busy putting ticketstogether for the students and their families.
Seniors had finals Thursday. Friday will be their last day,featuring a senior farewell.
With four days until commencement, senior Xavier Bolden, who lent his voice to and appearedin the video that helped students win the presidential speech, saidwhat's happening Monday has still not "sunk in."
"Sometimes you just have to take a second to breathe, but thisis one of those moments where you don't breathe," Bolden told 24Hour News 8. "And it's a good out-of-breath feeling."
Fellow senior Cara Cunliffe also worked on the video.
"It's not that I'm nervous" about Monday, she said. "I probablywon't sleep. [but] that's just pure excitement. It's so exciting tothink that we're going to make history like that."
24 Hour News 8 will have extensive coverage of thepresidential visit and commencement leading up to and including theevent itself. You can watch the entire ceremony beginning at 6:30p.m. Monday on WOTV4. WOOD TV8 will carry the presidential addressbeginning at 7 p.m.
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