Oprah Beats Obama To L.A. For High School Appearance

Environmental Charter High School in Lawndale announced this week that it is one of six national finalists, and the only one west of the Mississippi River, competing to host President Barack Obama for spring commencement. School boosters are asking Angelenos to vote for the campus in the White House's national competition to find out which one will have Obama as a commencement speaker.

Oprah Winfrey, however, might steal a little of Obama's thunder as she heads to John Marshall High School in Los Feliz Friday to tape an edition of her show. The student release forms are already online. We're not sure, however, what the theme of the show is yet.


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