In partnership with WGBH, Governor Charlie Baker delivered a commencement address to the Class of 2020 as part of a celebration for graduating seniors from 668 public and private schools across the Commonwealth.

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"Graduation ceremonies are important milestones in a young person's life that deserve to be celebrated. While we cannot gather in the traditional way, we want to recognize, celebrate and salute Massachusetts' Class of 2020 for their accomplishments and their resiliency during these difficult times."
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker

Massachusetts Commencement 2020 featured congratulatory remarks from Jason and Devin McCourty of the New England Patriots, members of the Red Sox and the Boston Celtics, and a number of celebrities with Massachusetts ties, including singer Rachel Platten, actor Steve Carell and more.

Keith Lockhart
Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops will join the virtual celebration.
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In a special premiere performance, members of the legendary Boston Pops Orchestra, with Keith Lockhart conducting, provided the traditional graduation march ‘Pomp and Circumstance’ for the ceremony. Students from around the Commonwealth gave valedictorian-type speeches to their classmates.

Some other celebrities who joined the celebration included:

Jaylen Brown
Tacko Fall
Ron Roenicke
Jackie Bradley Jr.
Connie Britton
Bridget Moynahan
Elizabeth Banks