LeBron James To Host Star-Studded Virtual Graduation For Class Of 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has suspended all events and gatherings, including some of the biggest moments in one’s life, like college graduations.

However, many celebrities are coming together to help give the class of 2020 an unforgettable experience to hold them over until they can officially walk across the stage and accept their degree.

According to the Los Angeles Times, on Wednesday, it was announced that the #LeBronJames Family Foundation is putting together a star-studded virtual graduation ceremony for the graduating class, set to kick off on May 16 at 5 PM Pacific time.

‘Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020’ will also feature appearances from Bad Bunny, Jonas Brothers, Pharrell, Yara Shahidi, and many more.

The telecast will air on multiple networks simultaneously, including ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC as well as streaming platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok, YouTube, People TV, Snapchat, and Complex Networks.

“We learned early on in our work with students and families in Akron that education is so much more than academics. It’s about a shared experience, a journey we’re all on together — students, parents, educators, community members, and everyone around them. With that not being possible right now, we’ve been working to find ways to help families get through this really difficult time,” James said in an official press release states.

The commercial-free ceremony will showcase pictures and videos from teachers, students, and families who submit entries to the #GraduateTogether hashtag. Students can also submit their senior picture to GraduateTogetherYearbook.Com

“These students have worked incredibly hard for this, and there’s no way we can let that go unrecognized. While this won’t be the graduation experience they were supposed to get, we hope we can still give them something special because they deserve it,” James continued.

Facebook and Instagram recently announced a virtual graduation ceremony as well with a commencement speech from #OprahWinfrey and performances by Miley Cyrus, Lil Nas X, Simone Biles, and more.

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