Los Angeles –
The former president Barack Obama, Lady Gaga, LeBron James and the band K-Pop BTS are among dozens of celebrities and world leaders felicitarán the class of 2020 in ceremonies virtual graduation of the united States, which will replace the traditional end of high school and college.
In a media event in a time called Graduate Together, that will be issued on may 16 on various tv channels, Obama will give a message to the students of final year of high school and reflect on the pandemic of coronavirus. “It will be a moment to unite us all –as a nation– and to applaud this ritual of initiation. We look forward to participating in the celebration of the achievements of the Class of 2020,” reads the event’s website.
“I have always been delighted to join the beginnings, the culmination of years of hard work and sacrifice. Even if we can’t meet in person this year, Michelle and I are excited to celebrate the Class of 2020 at the national level and to recognize this milestone with you,” he said in his account Instagram, the former president.
In another event on YouTube called Dear Class of 2020 (Dear class of 2020), organized by the initiative Reach Higher, Michelle Obama and which will be forwarded to the June 6, will add the winner of the Nobel Peace prize pakistani Malala Yousafzai, BTS and the exsecretaria of State Condoleezza Rice to congratulate the graduates in the united States.
Other celebrities who will participate in the two events include the player of american football Megan Rapinoe, the Jonas Brothers, the musician Bad Bunny, Alicia Keys and the chief executive of Alphabet, and Google, Sundar Pichai.
Schools and universities were closed in mid-march in the united States due to the epidemic of the coronavirus, leaving the students without major events and speeches in may and June that mark the end of their formal education.
President Donald Trump said last month that it plans to give a commencement address in person to the united States Military Academy at West Point, New York, on the 23rd of may.
Other alternatives that are already in place include a pódcast called ‘Commencement speeches for the Class of 2020’ may 15, in which Hillary Clinton, Jimmy Fallon, John Legend, and Eli Manning will be among the two dozen personalities who will offer words of wisdom to the graduates. (I)