Class of 2020 had been claiming itself to be the unluckiest batch ever. They lost the last few months of their school/college life and the prospects of a proper graduation ceremony, which is probably one of the most awaited moments of college life for students. However, the YouTube Originals’ has announced a live-streamed event “Dear Class of 2020,” which will be headlined by Barack and Michelle Obama.
Dear Class of 2020
Michelle Obama through an Instagram post has announced that she will give a virtual Commencement Speech for the class of 2020 during the live-streamed event “Dear class of 2020” organised by YouTube Originals. The virtual event plans to give a farewell to the students who won’t be able to get an in-person farewell due to the ongoing pandemic and will be aired on 6th June.
In her post, she said “To the #Classof2020, I know how hard you all have worked to make it to graduation. You’ve put in long hours studying. You’ve thrown yourself into extracurricular activities and after-school jobs. And you’ve done everything you can to be there for your friends through it all. Some of you will be the first in your families to graduate from high school or college, making this occasion all the more special. And I know that none of you imagined you would be closing this chapter of your life through a computer or phone screen. But I still want to make sure you still get the celebration you deserve.”
“Graduation is a tradition that students and families look forward to and with the current state of the world, YouTube is lending some inspiration in the form of a virtual commencement,” said Susanne Daniels, who is the Global Head of Content for YouTube, Elle reported.
“Some of you will be the first in your families to graduate from high school or college, making this occasion all the more special. And I know that none of you imagined you would be closing this chapter of your life through a computer or phone screen. But I still want to make sure you still get the celebration you deserve.”
Many great commencement speakers
Malala Yousafzai, Barack Obama, Lady Gaga, BTS, Sundar Pichai, Sec. Robert M gates, Sec. Condoleezza Rice will be the commencement speakers along with Michelle Obama. These Commencement Speakers make the online graduation ceremony worth it!
I’ve always loved joining commencements––the culmination of years of hard work and sacrifice. 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. pic.twitter.com/ngR2ykx3A2
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 5, 2020
The icing on the cake, along with these great and eminent personalities there will be some special appearances as well. These special appearances include Zendaya, Alicia Keys, Kerry Washington, Chloe x Halle, asapSCIENCE, Dude Perfect, Kelly Rowland, The Try Guys, Zane Hijazi, Jackie Anna and Mr Kate.
Dear Class of 2020, hope you feel special enough now!
Picture Credit: telegraph.co.uk
Ayushi Aggarwal is an intern at SheThePeople.TV