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Michelle Obama to address Virginia Tech's Class of 2012

By Samieh Shalash, sshalash@dailypress.com | 757-247-4537

10:42 AM EDT, March 28, 2012

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First Lady Michelle Obama will address Virginia Tech’s graduating class this spring, the White House announced Wednesday.

Obama chose to speak at Tech because she was “inspired by the resilience of the student body and community coming together to support each other during difficult times,” according to a news release.

U.S. Senator Mark Warner will also speak at the May 11 ceremony.

Virginia Tech is the first of three schools where Obama will serve as the keynote graduation speaker. The others are North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro and Oregon State University.