When schools were shut down, many seniors had to say goodbye to the idea of in-person classes, prom and graduation. According to the post, the ceremony will acknowledge high schools and colleges across the country with special messages from deans and principals. The social media giant is also encouraging students to host their own virtual graduations and parties using special features provided by Facebook like custom filters, a personal hub and more. Meanwhile, Instagram will also begin implementing fun stickers, filters and a hashtag to share during the virtual graduation. Oprah is practically a pro at commencement speeches.
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Despite the coronavirus pandemic leading to school closures and cancelled in-person graduations, there's a silver lining for the Class of To help the graduates properly celebrate this momentous occasion—albeit at home— Oprah delivered a virtual commencement address on May 15, as part of the " Graduation Facebook and Instagram Celebrate the Class of " event. What was Oprah's message? After decades of giving inspiring speeches, Lady O was chock full of wisdom for graduates who are going off into the world during this tumultuous time. Pointing out that the pandemic exposed vast inequalities , she challenged the Class of to use their power, their voice, and their vote to help society find a new and better normal as we emerge from COVID And in a time where the essential work of teachers, health care professionals, delivery drivers, food providers and more are keeping us all afloat, she poised an important question to the graduates: "What will your essential service be?
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By Ellise Shafer. With the COVID pandemic making in-person graduation ceremonies impossible, several organizations have put together virtual celebrations for both high school and college seniors. Though those graduating have been forced to miss a major milestone, they now have the opportunity to graduate in the presence of their favorite celebrities and hear commencement speeches from the likes of Barack Obama , Oprah Winfrey, Will Ferrell and more. Here is a list of all of the virtual graduation ceremonies. The conferring of degrees will start at 9 a.
She had a nationally syndicated TV talk show that topped the daytime television ratings for two decades, starred in movies, started her own television network and has interviewed the biggest celebrities and multiple presidents. None other than Winfrey herself. Getty Images Leon Bennett. She illustrated this point with a personal anecdote.