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Class of 2011: High Tech High Int'l needs your vote

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Point Loma's High Tech High International needs your help as it competes in a special contest. If the school wins, none other than President Obama will speak at its commencement ceremony.

High Tech High is one of six finalists competing to have President Obama speak at their commencement, but to make it happen they need your help, and they need it right now.

High Tech High International students had just 10 hours in one day to shoot their video, and another 10 hours the next day to edit it, and it looks amazing.

It's one of six videos that you can now vote on, with the winning school getting a personal visit from President Obama on graduation day.

"It would be just a huge validation for us to have the president publicly acknowledge the fact that we are working so hard to be the school he's envisioning," student Marissa Wong said.

For the students who worked so hard on the video, there is no time to rest, setting up a Facebook page, Twitter, email blasts and YouTube, all to get people to watch their video and vote it the best of the bunch.

"The other videos are great and I think we have some competition, but I'm not worried about where we stand… I think we're pretty good," student Colleen Ordonio said.

The voting runs from now through 9pm Friday, April 29th, and the students will be the first to remind you the rules say you can only vote once.

"We want to make sure it's fair between all the schools. It's not winning if you don't follow the rules,"

Even if the students don't win, they are still guaranteed a very special speaker at graduation -- a member of President Obama's cabinet, which could mean a visit from Robert Gates or Hillary Clinton.

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