As reported by WHNT19News:
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Sarah Palin, arguably one of the most well-known women in the Republican Party in the last several years, is scheduled to visit to Madison County next week.
Dr. David Copeland, Madison County Superintendent, confirms to WHNT News 19 Palin will speak at New Hope High School’s graduation ceremony.
The event is next Wednesday, May 21 at 8 p.m. at the Von Braun Center. It is an event that requires tickets, and a limited number will be made available, Dr. Copeland said.
“What an honor for the students of New Hope High to hear such a prominent speaker as Mrs. Palin,” Dr. Copeland said. The students got the news at school on Tuesday morning.
Palin is a former vice presidential candidate, the first Republican woman to get the party’s nomination. She ran on the Republican ticket with Sen. John McCain in 2008. She also served as governor of Alaska from 2006-2009. She currently works as a political commentator and endorses various Republican candidates for state and federal office.
To maintain the integrity of New Hope’s graduation ceremony, attendance will be limited to the schools, businesses, and communities of New Hope and Owens Cross Roads that support the vision of the school and the accomplishments of the students and educators in the Madison County School District.
A limited number of tickets will be available to the community and the public on a first come, first-served basis, through Dr. Copeland’s office by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHNT News 19 reached out to the Alabama Republican Party on Tuesday morning for more insight. The staff did not confirm the appearance, but said Chairman Bill Armistead spoke with Palin recently, who indicated she selects one high school each year to visit for the commencement address. This year, she decided to come to Alabama. The state party said staff members were reaching out to New Hope High School for more details. More