School District Planning ‘Mini’ Personalized Graduation Ceremonies For Seniors

The principal at one school district didn’t want his students to miss out on graduation so he planned to wear his cap and gown and drive to each house to give each student who signed up their diploma in person. Read more now.
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Dad Builds Daughter Graduation Stage in Driveway and Holds Ceremony

When his daughter's college graduation ceremony was cancelled, one Lousiana father decided to create his own ceremony for her in the driveway equipped with a stage, podium, and guest speakers.
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Brad Pitt Surprises 2020 Grads With Encouraging Message: 'We're Rooting For You'

Actor and Springfield, Mo. native Brad Pitt surprised graduates at his hometown college, Missouri State University, in a special video message during their virtual commencement. See it now!
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Krispy Kreme Honoring 2020 High School and College Graduates With Free Dozen Donuts

While most graduation ceremonies are canceled this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, Krispy Kreme is doing their part to make sure the tradition is extra sweet for seniors.
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Photographer Holds Free Front Lawn Photo Sessions for College Grads

A commercial photographer who has worked with some of the biggest athletes and celebrities in the world is now offering free front lawn photo sessions for college graduates.
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Barack Obama Gives Virtual Commencement Speech for Class of 2020

Former President and Chicago native, Barack Obama addressed the Class of 2020 in a virtual commencement speech during the Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020 special.
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Matthew McConaughey Delivers Inspiring Speech to Graduating Class of Emergency Workers

Matthew McConaughey shared his empowering words of wisdom to the 2020 class at the Urban Assembly School for Emergency Management in a virtual commencement speech.
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Watch Oprah Winfrey Give Commencement Speech During Facebook’s Graduation 2020 Livestream

Oprah Winfrey is offering her words of wisdom to this year’s high school graduates. The media mogul will deliver the commencement speech during Facebook’s virtual #Graduation2020 event on Friday.
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Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey to Deliver Commencement Addresses for Class of 2020

There will be many virtual graduation ceremonies to celebrate the Class of 2020 and two local ones, in particular, will have former President and Chicago native Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey delivering the commencement address.
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Oprah to Give Virtual Commencement Speech to Graduating High Schoolers

Chicago officials are hoping one former resident will help raise the spirits of graduating high school seniors who have been robbed of an in-person commencement ceremony due to coronavirus. Read more now.
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