A Graduation in Quarantine

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While the strangest school year is winding down to a close, students and their families are wondering about graduation. Many states are still locked down and the prospect of gathering a whole class of students for commencement doesn’t seem likely. However, people around the country are working around this problem. Just recently, a Twitter post asking former President Barack Obama to make a commencement speech for the Class of 2020 caught the attention of the nation. In response to the post, an event was planned on YouTube for June 6, titled “Dear Class of 2020” that will include appearances from both the Obamas, Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys, Condoleezza Rice, and Malala Yousafzai. This year’s end of school has gone from a stay-home event, sans prom dresses and graduation hats, to a one-of-a-kind festival as an internationally united Class of 2020. Though many students are disappointed to be missing the classic image of graduation, it will be replaced with an event that no one will forget. Congratulations Class of 2020!

Read more at: https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/obamas-to-give-virtual-commencement-speeches-for-2020-graduates/

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One thought on “A Graduation in Quarantine

  1. Yes, congratulations to the Class of 2020. How disappointing that commencements and ceremonies and especially Graduation parties must be postponed… but these disappointments should not overwhelm our sense of pride and accomplishment with all of our graduates! MrN

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