Barack & Michelle Obama to do virtual commencement speeches for graduates


Past President Barack Obama will be having a televised graduation event for the high school class of 2020 who are missing their regular graduation ceremonies during the coronavirus pandemic. Both Barack and Michelle Obama will be hosting separate virtual commencement celebrations in June.

"Over the past month, President and Mrs. Obama have received dozens of requests from around the globe to address graduating classes whose in-person commencement events have been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic," the former president's office said in a statement on Tuesday. "Today, the Obamas are pleased to announce that they will participate in multiple virtual commencement celebrations for students, families and educators.”

The event, “Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020” will be a 1-hour multimedia event featuring several guests and will air Saturday, May 16 on ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC.

This story was originally published by Good Morning America

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