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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.

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