WORCESTER (CBS) — The class of 2014 at Worcester Technical High School won’t soon forget who their graduation speaker was.

President Barack Obama will do the honors on Wednesday after the school’s remarkable turnaround caught the President’s eye.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′ s Lana Jones reports



This year, 82-percent of students will go to two or four-year colleges or universities. The rest of the students have jobs lined up.

“Worcester Technical High School was one of the lowest performing vocational high schools in the Commonwealth,” Superintendent Dr. Melinda Boone said. “To find them now, they say we want to go to the next level and they have focused on early college STEM high school, so it’s great.”

Boone credits the city and business community for investing in the school’s new state-of-the-art facility.

Graduation had to be moved to the DCU Center to accommodate the President’s visit and security.

“It will be what Worcester Tech would have normally had with the addition of the President as the speaker,” Boone said.


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