Bill Clinton Speaks To Nashville Charter Students

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Bill Clinton Speaks To Nashville Charter Students

CREATED Apr 28, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Former President Bill Clinton spoke to some Nashville charter school students Monday.

The 42nd president gave the keynote address at LEAD Academy's first ever "Senior Signing Day," where graduating seniors formally announced their college plans.

All 44 seniors at the charter school were accepted to at least one four-year college or university.

Clinton said the milestone shows how dedicated LEAD's educators are to students.

"Young people today will need higher levels of education than ever before and therefore those of you who are responsible for these young people being here, and the young people in these pews, are giving them a gift that they cannot even begin to appreciate, but they will someday and I thank you for it," he said.

Senior Jamila Hill introduced the former president at Temple Church in Bordeaux before formally revealing she is headed to Atlanta's Spelman College.

"A lot of people are like really shocked and excited that we all got into college, but for us it's like well why wouldn't we? We believed in ourselves. We believed in ourselves from the very beginning," Hill said.

Bill Clinton is personal friends with LEAD Academy's founder, Jeremy Kane.