Just because schools are shuttered doesn’t mean graduating students can’t get an unforgettable commencement speech—or several.
While the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing protocols unfortunately put an end to traditional graduations this year, LeBron James, the LeBron James Family Foundation, XQ and EIF, recruited celebrities all around the country to give this year’s high school graduates the uplifting star-studded ceremony they deserve.
The basketball champion kicked the virtual event off with a message to all watching, but especially to the graduating seniors.
“Seniors, tonight is for you,” the star told them. “Tonight, we honor 12 years of your hard work, studying, the tests, early mornings and late nights and we honor everyone who got you here.”
As a personalized touch, photos of graduating seniors showed behind James as he acknowledged this year’s graduation wasn’t ideal.