WATCH: First lady speaks to Detroit high school students

First lady Michelle Obama spoke to a rally of more than 1,500 Detroit high school students about the importance of committing to education beyond high school as part of her "Reach Higher" initiative.

VIDEO: You can watch a replay of her speech in the video player above. 
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Obama spoke on Friday to the group from more than 40 Detroit high schools at the city's first college signing day, hosted by the Detroit College Access Network at Wayne State University. More than 400 such College Signing Day events are planned around the country.

The "Reach Higher" initiative kicked off last year. Obama attended a similar event last spring in San Antonio to kick off the program.

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