Virtual celebrations for the graduating Class of 2020 have started to pull in big names like Oprah, Miley Cyrus and more, but one name has been on the top of the wishlist since this whole thing started: Barack Obama.
Well, YouTube's "Dear Class of 2020" special not only managed to pull in the former President but Michelle Obama too!
On June 6, the Obamas will be joined by additional commencement speakers including former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, CEO of Alphabet and Google Sundar Pichai, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and Malala Yousafzai. The celebratory weekend also includes appearances from BTS and Lady Gaga as well as performances at a virtual grad night afterparty.
Obama wrote on Instagram, "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."
President Obama will also appear on a primetime special for high school students called "Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020" on May 16, which will air on all major networks and online as well as a "Show Me Your Walk, HBCU Edition" celebration on the same day.
Three opportunities to hear the Obamas speak? We'll be logging into each one.
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