BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Since some 3,000 Boston Public School students had to forgo their in-person graduations this Spring, they are instead being honored with a virtual graduation ceremony.
According to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's office, the City of Boston's virtual graduation ceremony will be broadcast on WCVB Channel 5 on Saturday, June 13 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The ceremony will be hosted by Mayor Walsh, Superintendent Brenda Cassellius, and it will feature Former United States Secretary of Education John King as the keynote speaker.
"We are tremendously proud of our graduating seniors, who together mark a class of smart, hardworking, and creative individuals who I know will go on to do great things," said Mayor Walsh.
"While the coronavirus pandemic has sidelined some of our most important traditions, including high school graduation, we will not miss the opportunity to celebrate their achievements or mark this important milestone in their lives. I want all the seniors to know that their city is rooting for them, and will be behind them every step of the way," said Walsh.
The televised ceremony will feature remarks from School Committee Chair Michael Loconto, valedictorians from all 36 BPS high schools, and surprise guests.
Students have also been asked to submit photos and videos of their high school experience. Boston Public Schools has approximately 3,000 students in the 2020 graduating class.
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