(With information from EFE / Photo MEXSPORT).
Lebron James, Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey already have everything ready to celebrate virtually this weekend thousands of students from US of the “Class of 2020” that are confined by the pandemic of the coronavirus, a task that will get help from latino artists like Cardi B, Bad Bunny, Selena Gomez, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee or Karol G.
These ceremonies, which will take place this Friday and Saturday, they raise the flag to the thousands who have planned the educational centers of the country in substitution of the formal acts, which were suspended by the confinement, for six millions of teenagers and young people who end up this may and June, high school and college.
The first celebration, organized by the social network Facebook, will begin this Friday at 11.00 hours from the East Coast (18.00 GMT) with a keynote address from the well-known television personality Oprah Winfrey.
Among the artists that will participate with music or congratulatory messages in the virtual quote highlights the comedian Amy Schumer, actors Matthew McConaughey, Kristen Bell, Sofia Carson, Wilmer Valderrama, Milo Ventimiglia, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz and chef Gordon Ramsay, in addition to the models, Emily Ratajkowski, Ashley Graham, The The Anthony and Winnie Harlow.
You will also be musical artists Cardi B, Bad Bunny, Selena Gomez, Daddy Yankee, Fonsi, Tori Kelly, Usher, Diplo, John Mayer, Luke Bryan, Marshmello, Steve Aoki, DJ Khaled and the Sesame Street characters Cookie Monster and Grover, among many others.
The event will be transmitted by Facebook Watch and some segments can be seen on Instagram, where the social network has also encouraged the audience to encourage the graduates with messages and photos.
The next day, at 20.00 (0.00 GMT Sunday) television stations open, including Telemundo, Univision and other cable channels as CNN, will broadcast “Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020”, which translates as “Graduémonos together: the united States pays tribute to the Class of 2020 high school”.
To announce the event, which is organized by the LeBron James Family Foundation, XQ Institute and the Entertainment Industry Foundation Partner, the basketball star explained that the idea was born after discussions with the students of your school, “I Promise”, which educates vulnerable people in his hometown of Akron, in the state of Ohio.
“The students have worked very hard for this and we could not let pass the time without recognition. Although this is not the experience of graduation that they deserve, we hope to be able to give something special,” said James.
The former president Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama give speeches in this act, and between the artists, athletes and activists who will participate in the transmission of an hour and a half are Malala Yousafzai, Bad Bunny, Karol G, Zedaya, Charli D’amelio, Dixie D’amelio, Chika, YBN Cordae, H. E. R, the Jonas Brothers, Loren Gray, Brandan Bmike Odums, Ben Platt, Henry Platt, Jonah Platt, Megan Rapinoe, Yara Shahidi, Lena Waithe, among others.
In addition, graduates will be able to upload a personal photo to be included in a digital version of the traditional “Year Book”, a book with photos, articles and awards to students and teachers, which is edited by a committee of students and that is published by the schools each year.
A prize of $ 5,000 awaits the winner of a contest of speeches for graduation, in the traditional events is in charge of the best student of the year, known as “valedictorian”.
Two weeks later, on the 6th of June, YouTube will offer its own celebration with the title “Dear Class of 2020” (Dear class of 2020).
The speeches will also be in charge of the Obama, in addition to the CEO of Google, Sundar Pichai, while the shares artistic are headed by Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys and Kelly Rowland.
While other acts have been created for graduating students to share with their families, YouTube has also organized an “after-party” virtual group of K-pop BTS.
Although these are the main events in the north american country, schools, communities, TV channels and other celebrities have already begun to pay homage to the guys who graduate in these weeks.
Telemundo has dedicated this week to have a special message to the graduates, in particular in its morning program “A new day”.
Actor John Krasinski was the DJ virtual the last month of the feast that is organized on the web for teens of high school had something similar to your homecoming dance, which is known as “Prom”.
Most of the schools have also announced the dates of graduations digital, while some of the smaller events were arranged via the application, Zoom and other made pictures of students when the principal announce his name and show his diploma.
The united states is currently the epicenter of the pandemic coronavirus, with close to 1.4 million people infected and more than 82,000 deaths, according to the separate count of the John Hopkins University.