The Topeka USD 501 School District made a special announcement Thursday.
First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver the May 17, 2014 commencement address to graduating seniors from Topeka West High School, Highland Park High School, Topeka High School, Hope Street Academy and Capital City Schools.
Nearly 800 seniors will listen to the First Lady before crossing the stage to receive their diplomas. The First Lady will deliver only three commencement speeches, with Topeka being the only high school commencement.
Unlike previous years where each high school had its own commencement, this year there will be just one commencement that includes all the graduating seniors from Topeka Public Schools (Hope Street will still have its commencement May 14). The event will be held at Landon Arena at the Kansas Expocentre at 1:00 p.m.