“Graduate Together” with the Obamas



During the COVID-19 pandemic that has cancelled traditional ceremonies, Michelle and Barack Obama have decided to help celebrate graduating seniors.

They are doing this by hosting virtual events like a YouTube’s,“Dear Class of 2020,” and giving a commencement speech. The former president will also participate in two other events, but solo.

The event “Dear Class of 2020” is set to take place on June 6 streamed on YouTube. The Obama’s are only two of the eight commencement speakers while Lady Gaga, BTS, and Malala Yousafzai are also on the list. There will also be special appearances by other celebrities like Zendaya, Kerry Washington and Alicia Keys. It’s unclear what their part in the event will be.

“Even if we can’t get together in person this year, Michelle and I are excited to celebrate the nationwide Class of 2020 and recognize this milestone with you and your loved ones,” said Barack Obama on Twitter.

In addition to participating in these events, the Obamas have been supporting seniors in other ways. On College Signing Day, Michelle Obama took time to acknowledge the occasion and respond to young people.

She tweeted, “I know this #CollegeSigningDay is not what you imagined it would be, but I hope you still get a chance to celebrate this milestone in your life.”

Class of 2020 will be missing out on traditional ceremonies and events, but it’s heartwarming to see people coming together to celebrate an important time in the lives of young people.