REPUBLIC, Wash. -- School District leaders in Republic announced that former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will speak at their commencement ceremony.

District leaders made the announcement Tuesday. Palin accepted an invitation to speak June 1st, 2013 from Republic High School.

The senior class began campaigning for Palin s attention earlier in the year. Class President Tyler Weyer organized the campaign according to Republic High School leaders. Weyer and classmates coordinated letter writing, emails, tweets, and a full Facebook campaign.

The Republic High School Senior Class of 2013 has 27 students. Commencement ceremonies are scheduled for June 1st at Republic High School Gymnasium from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

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