June 7th: MCPS to Honor the Class of 2020 with a Virtual Graduation Celebration


Below is text from Montgomery County Public Schools’ May 23, 2020 ‘Community Message’ about the virtual graduation for the Class of 2020, which will be held on June 7, 2020.

MCPS will honor the Class of 2020 with a systemwide live Universal Graduation Celebration on Sunday, June 7, featuring Jose Andres, world-renowned chef and founder of World Central Kitchen as the commencement speaker.

The event will pay tribute to our more than 10,500 high school graduates. Produced in collaboration with NBC4, it will air at 6 p.m. on Cozi TV (broadcast over-the-air channel 4.2, Verizon Fios channel 460 and Xfinity channel 208). The ceremony will be emceed by NBC4 anchor Leon Harris. Replays of the ceremony will be available on the MCPS website and the MCPS YouTube channel after the event.

Additionally, individual school virtual graduations will be held June 8-12. A schedule of each school’s virtual graduation will be posted on the MCPS website.

The live Universal Graduation Celebration will also feature remarks from Superintendent of Schools Jack Smith and Board of Education President Shebra Evans.

Schools will distribute caps and gowns May 26 through June 5. Your child’s school will provide details on their specific distribution plans. Please note that MCPS intends to provide modified in-person celebrations (once public health restrictions are lifted) for each school.

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Note to Blair High School Seniors & Their Parents: 1) The Blair High School PTSA AfterProm Committee and other parents would like to know how the Class of 2020 would like to celebrate their graduation. Click here to complete the ‘MBHS Senior Celebration Survey’ and 2) The Blair HS PTSA AfterProm Committee are also arranging for a Balloon display in the Blair High School parking lot for the four days of ‘Cap and Gown Pickup’ (May 26 – May 29, 2020) at Montgomery Blair High School.