After Students Protest, First Lady Scraps Grad Speech
She will speak at Topeka event a day earlier instead
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Image:First Lady Michelle Obama speaks at a jobs fair for soldiers and spouses in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, earlier this week. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
High school students in Topeka, Kansas, have decided they would rather have friends and family members at their graduation ceremony than Michelle Obama. The first lady ditched plans to speak at a combined commencement ceremony for five high schools after students protested that security concerns would limit the number of tickets available to just six per student. Instead, Obama will speak at a “Senior Recognition Day” the day before, The Hill reports.