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05/15/2013 12:54 pm ET | Updated May 16, 2013

Sarah Palin To Give Commencement Speech At Republic High School In Washington

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) is set to deliver the commencement address at a Washington state high school.

The one-time Republican vice presidential hopeful will speak to Republic High School's class of 2013 -- made up of just 27 students -- on June 1, according to the AP.

Tyler Weyer, one of the graduating seniors, started a social media campaign last fall to convince Palin to speak at the school's graduation.

“I said, ‘Hey, let’s just get Sarah Palin,’ ” Weyer told the Spokesman-Review, noting that Republic's commencement speaker is typically a standout teacher or community member.

Shawn Anderson, Republic High School's principal, said Palin's appearance would not be political.

“This isn’t going to be a circus, and this isn’t going to be a political statement,” Anderson said.

Palin isn't the only politician to give a graduation speech this year. Click here to see more politicians giving commencement addresses in 2013.

CORRECTION: This article has been updated to reflect RHS is in Washington, not Alaska.

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