Obama is commencement speaker for nationwide celebration of Class of 2020

Obama is commencement speaker for nationwide celebration of Class of 2020


America plans to honor the Class of 2020 on Saturday, May 16 in a special one-hour television show featuring a commencement speech by former President Barack Obama and messages from Michelle Obama and other celebrities.

Sponsored by the Entertainment Industry Foundation and the LeBron James Family Foundation, the program “Graduate Together: America Honors the high school Class of 2020,” will air on ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC this Saturday from 8 to 9 p.m.

Viewers will be guided to engage and participate during or after the show by linking to a particular site and clicking on their State.

The Council of Chief State School Officers requested the Maryland State Department of Education to provide a message as well as stories of 2020 high school graduates who displayed resilience or excellence in education. State Superintendent Karen Salmon provided a message as well as Maryland teacher and student stories.

About CCPS

Charles County Public Schools provides 27,521 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 37 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event. 

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