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Massachusetts Commencement 2020

Join us on Tuesday, June 9,  at 7:30 PM for a special virtual Massachusetts 2020 Commencement ceremony!

In partnership with WGBH, Governor Charlie Baker will deliver a commencement address to the Class of 2020. We’re especially excited to announce that 12th graders from 826 Boston’s Youth Literary Advisory Board will write and help deliver a valedictorian speech representing graduating seniors from 668 public and private schools across the Commonwealth.

Massachusetts Commencement 2020 will also feature congratulatory remarks from Jason and Devin McCourty of the New England Patriots, members of the Red Sox and the Boston Celtics, and a number of celebrities with Massachusetts ties, including singer Rachel Platten, actor Steve Carell and more. In a special premiere performance, members of the legendary Boston Pops Orchestra, with Keith Lockhart conducting, will provide the traditional graduation march ‘Pomp and Circumstance’ for the ceremony.

WGBH will broadcast the program, Massachusetts Commencement 2020, across the Commonwealth, on WGBH 2 in Greater Boston, and on its partner station WGBY/New England Public Media in western Massachusetts. Both stations will also stream the program on their website and social media platforms.

“Graduation ceremonies are important milestones in a young person’s life that deserve to be celebrated,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “While we cannot gather in the traditional way, we want to recognize, celebrate, and salute Massachusetts’ Class of 2020 for their accomplishments and their resiliency during these difficult times.”

Find out more information about the event here.

Event Details

Massachusetts Commencement 2020

June 9, 2020

7:30 PM

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