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Sat May 16, 2020, 05:34 PM

"Graduate Together 2020" - our President Obama!!!

Who is watching with me tonight???!!!

Can't wait!!! On multiple channels! Event coordinated by LeBron James!

Will be EPICCCCCCCC!!!

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Reply "Graduate Together 2020" - our President Obama!!! (Original post)
cilla4progress May 2020 OP
GoCubsGo May 2020 #1
cilla4progress May 2020 #14
warmfeet May 2020 #20
chillfactor May 2020 #2
sheshe2 May 2020 #3
stillcool May 2020 #4
Guilded Lilly May 2020 #5
badhair77 May 2020 #6
albacore May 2020 #7
Snarkoleptic May 2020 #8
tblue37 May 2020 #9
cilla4progress May 2020 #15
More_Cowbell May 2020 #25
scarletlib May 2020 #29
Cha May 2020 #32
DURHAM D May 2020 #48
Cha May 2020 #57
NightWatcher May 2020 #10
cilla4progress May 2020 #16
Farmgirl1961 May 2020 #11
IcyPeas May 2020 #12
cilla4progress May 2020 #17
Lucinda May 2020 #73
More_Cowbell May 2020 #27
malaise May 2020 #13
cilla4progress May 2020 #18
malaise May 2020 #22
cilla4progress May 2020 #30
malaise May 2020 #28
ancianita May 2020 #35
smirkymonkey May 2020 #60
malaise May 2020 #61
smirkymonkey May 2020 #65
Takket May 2020 #19
ancianita May 2020 #21
gademocrat7 May 2020 #23
scarletlib May 2020 #24
leftieNanner May 2020 #26
cilla4progress May 2020 #31
Gothmog May 2020 #33
cilla4progress May 2020 #34
malaise May 2020 #36
DURHAM D May 2020 #51
Takket May 2020 #37
lamp_shade May 2020 #39
malaise May 2020 #40
demmiblue May 2020 #38
nolabear May 2020 #41
mcar May 2020 #42
nolabear May 2020 #43
malaise May 2020 #45
ancianita May 2020 #46
IcyPeas May 2020 #44
malaise May 2020 #49
IcyPeas May 2020 #52
malaise May 2020 #58
Takket May 2020 #47
demmiblue May 2020 #50
nolabear May 2020 #53
pazzyanne May 2020 #54
lunatica May 2020 #55
nolabear May 2020 #56
IcyPeas May 2020 #59
nolabear May 2020 #62
malaise May 2020 #67
nolabear May 2020 #68
demmiblue May 2020 #71
malaise May 2020 #74
Takket May 2020 #63
Gothmog May 2020 #64
ancianita May 2020 #66
Gothmog May 2020 #69
ancianita May 2020 #70
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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 05:37 PM

1. I'll be joining you!

Looking forward to it. Lucky graduates! I have a feeling Fat Bastard's going to have an EPICCCCCCCC Twitter tantrum in response to it.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #1)

Sat May 16, 2020, 07:54 PM

14. I know...

shade much?

He will NEVER EVER NEVER NO MATTER WHAT be man enough to lick the dirt the Obamas walk on!!!!

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #14)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:01 PM

20. Yep. NT.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 05:38 PM

2. Ceremony will be here at 6PM MDT..

Can't wait.....so excited to see our dear President in action again!

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 05:44 PM

3. I will be watching!!!

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 05:46 PM

4. I'm in....

feels like I'm graduating. From something.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 05:55 PM

5. Me, me,me !!!

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 06:53 PM

6. I'm in. I even set the DVR in case I get pulled away.

I’m so looking forward to seeing a sane President .

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 06:59 PM

7. This may drive (putt?) trump into gibbering insanity.

He is SO jealous of Obama... and hates him so much that he won't be able to control himself. He'll tweet shit that is over the line...even for him.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 07:02 PM

8. I'm watching it!

Trump will probably too, rage tweeting throughout.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 07:21 PM

9. I can't find a place to watch. Links? nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #9)

Sat May 16, 2020, 07:55 PM

15. Sorry...

It's on several stations in my area, including MSNBC and CNN.

Hope that works and you can join us!!!

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #9)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:06 PM

25. Watch on YouTube - it's not on my channels til 8pm on the west coast

I'm watching on YouTube

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #9)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:07 PM

29. All the major networks.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #9)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:09 PM

32. There's this..

High school senior’s tweet asking former President Obama to address the Class of 2020 turns into a reality

He tweeted former President Obama asking him to deliver a national commencement speech to the Class of 2020 and that request has become a reality. Eagle Rock High School Senior Lincoln Debenham joined us live with all the details. For more info on Lincoln, you can follow him on Twitter @lincolnjackd. Graduate Together – America Honors the High School Class of 2020 will air on KTLA5 at 8p on Saturday May 16.
For more info, you can click here or follow on Instagram @graduatetogether.

https://ktla.com/morning-news/high-school-seniors-tweet-asking-former-president-obama-to-address-the-class-of-2020-turns-into-a-reality/

CNN to air two-hour special honoring the class of 2020

The first hour will be produced by CNN and will feature former President Bill Clinton, Amy Schumer, Jason Alexander, Gal Gadot, Jack Gilinsky, Henry Winkler, Alex Rodriguez, Keegan-Michael Key and Anthony Anderson with performances by Yo-Yo Ma, Bazzi and Foster the People.

In the second hour, CNN will broadcast "Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020," which is hosted by The LeBron James Family Foundation, The Entertainment Industry Foundation, and XQ Institute. The event will feature former President Barack Obama, LeBron James, the Jonas Brothers, Zendaya, Olivia Wilde, Ben Platt, Megan Rapinoe, Yara Shahidi, Lena Waithe, Pharrell Williams, Malala Yousafzai, and more. The one-hour, commercial-free event will be carried by more than 20 broadcast and cable networks and streaming channels throughout the US. Proceeds will benefit DonorsChoose and America's Food Fund.

"Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020" will stream live, without requiring a cable log-in, on CNN.com's homepage and across mobile devices via CNN's apps for iOS and Android. It can also be viewed on CNNgo (at CNN.com/go on your desktop, smartphone, and iPad, and via CNNgo apps for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast and Android TV). The special will also be available on demand to subscribers via cable/satellite systems, CNNgo platforms and CNN mobile apps.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/14/us/2020-graduation-cnn/index.html

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Response to Cha (Reply #32)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:33 PM

48. Looks like they switched Megan Rapinoe to first hour.

She got a little political. LOVED IT!

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #48)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:40 PM

57. Good! How could anyone not? It's the Huge Elephant on

the Planet.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 07:23 PM

10. It's even on Faux Snooze. This is going to kill dipshit donnie!

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #10)

Sat May 16, 2020, 07:56 PM

16. Oh yeah -

forgot!!!!!!!!

epic..............

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 07:40 PM

11. For those of us on the west coast -- what time does it start?

I've got this #GraduateTogether 2020 webpage up showing something like 3+ hours til it starts... I'm a bit confused.

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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Reply #11)

Sat May 16, 2020, 07:46 PM

12. It is on CNN now.

MSNBC and Fox will join the show at 5:00 Pac. Time.

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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Reply #11)

Sat May 16, 2020, 07:57 PM

17. I'm in Washington state -

starts in 4 minutes, at 5 pm!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I missed his speech to HCBU. Hope to find online somewhere. Maybe youtube.

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #17)

Sat May 16, 2020, 09:12 PM

73. i dont have a link but i ran across it earlier

linked at youtube and twitter

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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Reply #11)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:07 PM

27. Yup I have only over-the-air channels, not on til 8. Here's a YouTube link



I'm sure there are others

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 07:51 PM

13. Link

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Response to malaise (Reply #13)

Sat May 16, 2020, 07:58 PM

18. Malaise -

is this his speech to HCBU? Bookmarking for later.

I'm over the moon right now - can't wait for Mr. James' special starring our HERO, BO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (I hope Mich is there, too).

Anyone else notice how they are flooding the airwaves? Just got done watching Becoming twice!!!!!!!

Thank goddess for them!!!!!!!!!!! They are back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #18)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:04 PM

22. I'm in tears already and I am no crier

I have a grand niece graduating this year

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Response to malaise (Reply #22)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:07 PM

30. I AM a crier and, yep, you guessed it..

waterworks.

Congrats to your grandniece!!!!!!!

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #18)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:07 PM

28. This is the same as what's on all the channels

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #18)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:16 PM

35. No, this is IT. Live streamed right now. Thank you, mal!

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Response to malaise (Reply #13)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:45 PM

60. Is there a link where you can just watch him speak?

 

I don't really want to watch the rest of it.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #60)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:49 PM

61. He's speaking now on this link n/t

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Response to malaise (Reply #61)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:51 PM

65. Ahh! He just came up on my TV!

 

Good to hear him finally! Thanks Malaise!

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 07:59 PM

19. will be great to hear the words of a true leader, patriot and American!

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:03 PM

21. MEEE! It's on right now!

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:05 PM

23. Watching!

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:06 PM

24. I am already crying as the kids sing the Star Spangled Banner.

Tonight, for a change, we will see the best of America. Love and joy instead of hate and anger.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:06 PM

26. I already have a lump

In my throat.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:09 PM

31. There are AMAZING people and I believe

we outnumber the haters!

Amirite?!!!

Enjoy, peeps!!!!

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:10 PM

33. I am watching this show because I miss having a real POTUS

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:16 PM

34. PRISCILLA ARCEO

FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #34)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:20 PM

36. KaBOOM

Vote

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #34)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:34 PM

51. This

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:20 PM

37. Megan Rapino.......

it is like this special was cast to give drumpf a heart attack lol

so nice to hear positive uplifting messages. we just don't get them anymore with the right controlling the narrative......

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Response to Takket (Reply #37)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:23 PM

39. Her message was powerful.

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Response to Takket (Reply #37)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:24 PM

40. Vote

Fabulous production

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:23 PM

38. Pinoe... woot!

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:24 PM

41. Oh I've already had two good cries.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:26 PM

42. I'm already a puddle on the floor

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:26 PM

43. What a beautiful future we face. Kids of so many cultures. The real American Dream.

How you can hate any of these faces is beyond me. They are literally our hope.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #43)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:28 PM

45. It's on all the networks, CNN and M$NBComcast

Too cool

Malala

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Response to malaise (Reply #45)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:31 PM

46. Yes, Malalaa! She gives this generation perspective on their place next to world peers.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:28 PM

44. The dots on the background

Remind me of the Krispy Kreme box.

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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #44)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:34 PM

49. LOL

I have an eight year old teaching me how to share documents on Zoom - just the truth

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Response to malaise (Reply #49)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:35 PM

52. Oh?

You can share documents on Zoom? Who knew??

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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #52)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:40 PM

58. I can literally change words in someone else's document

It's freaking amazing. As I told the kid this morning - I'm helping you with English and Geography but you're giving me a whole new world.

the Con must be hating LeBron even more tonight

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:31 PM

47. Malala for President of all of Earth........

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:34 PM

50. OMG, this is such a breath of fresh air!

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #50)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:36 PM

53. Isn't it? Incredibly poignant and uplifting.

Some damn fine music too!

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:37 PM

54. I'm watching...

… and pretending it's my niece and nephews graduating! I'm really enjoying it so far!

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:37 PM

55. We are witnessing a historic moment

President Obama is making sure our future will be a good one. His speech tonight may well be as important as John Kennedy’s famous words in his inauguration speech, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.”

President Obama will inspire the largest graduating class in history tonight. The class of 2020.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:38 PM

56. An hour is way too short. Can we do it again tomorrow?

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:42 PM

59. Great quote right there from LeBron....

"THE WORLD HAS CHANGED, YOU WILL DETERMINE HOW WE WILL REBUILD"



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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:49 PM

62. O-Ba-Ma! O-Ba-Ma!

He’s just so...normal.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #62)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:54 PM

67. Tearing the Con a new one without even calling his name

I love this man

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Response to malaise (Reply #67)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:59 PM

68. Yeah, smooooooth.

As always. You know we really give old Squirrelhead too much of our happiness.

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Response to malaise (Reply #67)

Sat May 16, 2020, 09:07 PM

71. It was truly delish.

The tiny fingered, Cheeto-faced, ferret wearing shitgibbon is probably fuming.

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #71)

Sat May 16, 2020, 09:12 PM

74. Which only makes it more delish

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:49 PM

63. "watching tiger King" ROFL!!!!!!!!!

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:50 PM

64. Yeah

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:51 PM

66. Always putting their capacity to adapt into perspective -- thank you, President Obama!



1. don't be afraid -- new generatins learn from past mistakes

2. do what you think is right -- doing what's easy and convenient, is what little kids do -- hard work, generostity, fairness, listen to the truth inside yourself

3. build a community -- no one does things by themselves, especially through difficult times; to defeat the difficulties ahead, stand up for each other, leave behind the old prejudices of status, greed; our foundation will provide help and connection to other leaders like you; you don't need us because in so many ways you've already started to lead.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:59 PM

69. That is how a real POTUS speaks

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 09:04 PM

70. Kenwood Academy! Where I taught for 24 years! Yay to that beautiful girl's introduction!

Obama gave one of his first commencement addresses to Kenwood back in the day when he was an IL senator!

That young lady was so pretty. I feel so proud right now.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 09:11 PM

72. America should do this every year from now on.

Even when students head back to school after this dark time, this should remain the way to graduate -- nationally, to feel a part of something Big, New, Important -- better than the local ceremony.

Or do both, because hugs, presents and parties are important.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #72)

Sat May 16, 2020, 09:43 PM

75. Great idea!!! I hope they do it! nt

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