Recently, the Obamas were in the news for their amazing effort to give virtual commencement speeches for the class of 2020, most of whose graduation ceremonies have been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
It would certainly be such a morale booster for the students to hear from these two inspiring personalities.
Now, Michelle Obama has gone one step ahead to host a virtual national prom event for the class of 2020.
The nonpartisan organization of the former First Lady, When We All Vote, is collaborating with MTV and the 2020 Prom Challenge to host this event. The event, meant for students whose proms have been cancelled due to the pandemic, will take place on 22nd May 2020 with an all-day, on-air takeover on MTV. It will feature some prom-themed throwback movies and short-form original content. But that is not all!
The event will also feature live performances from famous artists and surprise celebrity guest appearances.
Earlier in the year, the 2020 Prom Challenge had selected 20 schools across the United States that had successfully integrated voter registration “in the most creative and impactful ways.”
Michelle Obama got onto a Zoom call with the student leaders of these 20 schools this past week, congratulating them for their efforts. This event also seeks to highlight the wonderful work that these schools have done in organizing innovative nonpartisan voter registration initiatives in the country.
The 20 schools that were winners of the competition are:
- Dobson High School – Mesa, Arizona
- Western School of Science & Technology – Phoenix
- Norte Vista High School – Riverside, California
- Compton Early College High School – Compton, California
- Community Charter Early College High School – Lake View Terrace, California
- Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter High School – Washington, DC
- Hialeah Gardens High School – Hialeah Gardens, Florida
- Meadowcreek High School – Norcross, Georgia
- TF North High School – Calumet City, Illinois
- Muchin College Prep – Chicago
- Communication and Media Arts High School – Detroit
- Cass Technical High School – Detroit
- John F. Kennedy High School – Winston-Salem, North Carolina
- R.J. Reynolds High School – Winston-Salem, North Carolina
- Valley High School – Las Vegas
- STEM Academy at Showalter – Chester, Pennsylvania
- Abraham Lincoln High School – Philadelphia,
- Building 21 High School – Allentown, Pennsylvania
- Westbury High School – Houston
- Golda Meir High School – Milwaukee
The Obamas certainly know how to spread some cheer and happiness in these bleak times.
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