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Marty Walsh To Host Virtual Boston Public Schools Graduation Ceremony

May 23, 2020

Graduation ceremonies for Boston Public Schools will not be able to take place in-person this year as a result of the coronavirus emergency, so the city decided to take an alternative approach.

Seniors in the Class of 2020 will be honored in a virtual graduation ceremony, according to a press release issued by the office of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. The graduation ceremony,  scheduled to air on Saturday, June 13 on WCVB-TV Channel 5 from 7:30  to 8:00 p.m., is to be hosted by Walsh, Boston public schools Superintendent Brenda Cassellius, and former U.S. Education Secretary John King.

“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,” Walsh said in the press release. “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. We are proud to work with WCVB Channel 5 to broadcast this very special event.”



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