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President Obama Will Not Speak At Bridgeport High

BRIDGEPORT, Wash. (AP) - Students at tiny Bridgeport High School shed some tears Tuesday with news that President Barack Obama won't be giving the commencement address.

Five girls who helped make a video touting the school waited with the principal in her office for the call. They cried when the call came from the White House and waited in the office as other students filed into the gymnasium for the announcement.

Teachers handed out small U.S. flags to the students and two teachers danced a jig in the gymnasium before Principal Tamra Jackson broke the news to the students.

Senior Carina Ochoa says they students have put Bridgeport on the map.

The tiny school of 200 students serves primarily low-income, Hispanic families in Eastern Washington.

      
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