There is a competition regarding the opportunity to hear Obama speak at a school.
The White House is ramping up an effort to promote a nationwide competition to decide which high school wins a commencement speech by President Obama.
An internal White House memo indicates that the White House is facing a shortage of applications less than a week before the deadline.
Officials were unable to explain the reason for the apparent lack of interest, beyond pointing to possible procrastination by school systems.
The loser gets Obama.