Cantwell Congratulates Bridgeport High School for National Recognition of Success

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) released the following statement regarding Bridgeport High School’s placement as a top three finalist in President Obama’s Commencement Challenge, and the announcement that the school will have an Obama cabinet member as commencement speaker:

Washington is home to some of the most dynamic and successful schools in the country,”said Senator Cantwell. “President Obama recognized this by including Bridgeport High School as one of the finalists for his Commencement Challenge. I’m proud to see how far Bridgeport has come since we installed broadband access and gave students a larger connection to the world ten years ago. I am glad to see that Bridgeport High School has received some much-deserved attention for its innovative education programs that inspire diverse students to overcome adversity and strive to reach their potential. This small Columbia Basin school offers its student body 16 classes for college credit, more than some of the largest urban schools. Every single one of its 37 seniors will graduate this spring and will move on to college. These achievements make Bridgeport a model for others to follow. On behalf of the entire state, I offer my congratulations to Bridgeport for its successes and wish all of the students best of luck in the future.”