Charlie Baker, Boston athletes, Steve Carell, and more to join televised commencement for Mass. high schoolers

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High faculty seniors throughout Massachusetts will be capable of get pleasure from a commencement ceremony amid the coronavirus pandemic in spite of everything.

WGBH is teaming up with Gov. Charlie Baker and a variety of particular visitors to provide a televised graduation ceremony for graduating seniors from the state’s 668 private and non-private excessive colleges on Tuesday, June 9, at 7:30 p.m.

Baker will ship the graduation speech for “Massachusetts Commencement 2020,” which is able to on WGBH 2 in Greater Boston and on WGBY/New England Public Media in western Massachusetts. The ceremony may even stream on the social media platforms of each stations.

According to a press launch, “Massachusetts Commencement 2020” may even characteristic pre-taped remarks from Devin and Jason McCourty of the New England Patriots, members of the Red Sox and the Boston Celtics, and a number of celebrities with Massachusetts ties, together with actor Steve Carell (“The Office”) and singer Rachel Platten (“Fight Song”).

The Boston Pops Orchestra, with Keith Lockhart conducting, will carry out the normal “Pomp and Circumstance” commencement march music, and college students from throughout Massachusetts will give valedictorian speeches.

“Graduation ceremonies are important milestones in a young person’s life that deserve to be celebrated,” Baker mentioned within the launch. “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. We are very thankful to WGBH for working with us to help us do that.”


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