Keke Palmer is all too happy to lend a hand for the Get Schooled Campaign.
The 22-year-old actress and singer put on her principal hat to become the Celebrity Principal For A Day at Mare Island Technology Academy in Vallejo, Calif., on Wednesday afternoon (May 3).
The school was the victor in a state-wide Challenge that encouraged use of role-playing video games and social media tools to improve high school juniors’ familiarity with college admissions and financial aid applications. Mare Island Technology Academy received a $500 grant in conjunction with its win and in a promise to the students for winning the Mission: Admission Challenge Academic Advisor Jeff Katz had his head shaved!
“I loved school as a kid, I am innately curious and learning has been so crucial to my success. The value of a good education was instilled in me at a very young age,” Keke shared. “I am so excited to be here today to recognize Mare Island students and staff.”
The Mission: Admission Challenge included 60 California high schools this spring, engaging more than 7,000 juniors across the state. The unique Challenge was funded by the U.S. Department of Education as part of the national First in the World grant, led by the University of Southern California’s (USC) Pullias Center for Higher Education: partners in the project include the Get Schooled Foundation, USC’s Game Innovation Lab, and the California Student Aid Commission.
Keke Palmer – Get Schooled Campaign Celebrity Principal For A Day
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