Hip Hop artist Kendrick Lamar and NBA superstar James Harden both headed to Alaska to visit the students of Bethel Regional High School, who were rewarded the visit of the two stars for being the winners of a high school graduation competition. The competition was sponsored by the Get Schooled Foundation, Taco Bell, and Viacommunity. The Alaskan school beat out 324 other schools across the nation with a 100% participation rate.
Lamar and Harden spoke with MTV’s Sway Colloway about their participation with Get Schooled.
“I seen the energy, obviously their energy gave me even more fuel to come out here and look them dead in their eyes and see how much more inspiration that I can give them rather than just seeing me on TV or onscreen somewhere,” said Kendrick.
GetSchooled is currently giving students who decide to commit to graduating from high school the opportunity to win tickets to see J.Cole and Wale. Students that take the time to sign up for the “Make The Promise” campaign from now through September 22nd are entered in the competition.
Get Schooled is a non-profit organization that aims at improving high school graduation rates and empowering students to succeed in higher education. Other Get Schooled challenges include the “Grad 4 Más Attendance Challenge” and the “Get Schooled College Challenge.”