See below for video from last night’s “Virginia Graduates Together,” with Gov. Northam, First Lady Pam Northam, Sen. Tim Kaine, Sen. Mark Warner, Rep. Abigail Spanberger, athletes, coaches, celebrities, etc. Congratulations and good luck to the Class of 2020! Oh yeah, and don’t forget to *register to vote* and to actually *vote this November*!
Gov. Ralph Northam: “Although we are navigating through an unprecedented time in history, we want to ensure that your accomplishments are celebrated in a big way. Whether you are graduating from high school or college, we know how important it is to commemorate one of life’s greatest milestones and show you how proud we are.
First Lady Pam Northam: “While many traditional graduation ceremonies will not be taking place, we want to take a moment to honor you, the next generation of leaders, with something new. Never before have we had all Virginia graduates celebrate together in one place and at the same time.
Gov. Northam: “We know that many of you are missing your teachers, mentors, friends and classmates. Pam and I have been impressed by the creative ways you all are using to stay in touch and share your thoughts memories and well wishes for the class of 2020 through social media. We invite you to continue the connection and join in a celebration by posting pictures, videos and comments with the hashtag #graduatetogetherVA. We hope you know how proud we are of everything you have accomplished. We want to thank
every one of you for doing your part to make your high school and college communities more compassionate, innovative, and thoughtful places to live and to learn.”
Others in the video include 2020 graduates (of course), plus musician Dave Matthews, VA Superintendent of Instruction Dr. James F. Lane, Secretary of Education Atif Qarni, Seattle Seahawks QB (and Virginia native) Russell Wilson, WNBA player Megan Walker, Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander, Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA07), former VA Tech football coach Frank Beamer, Denver Nuggets player Troy Daniels, two-time Olympic soccer gold medalist Angela Hucles Mangano, Sen. Tim Kaine, Sen. Mark Warner, actor/comedian Jay Pharoah, ESPN Sportscenter anchor Jay Harris, Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman, UVA head basketball coach Tony Bennett, Miss American 2020 Camille Schrier, State Sen. Jennifer Boysko, NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin, VA Beach City Councilman Aaron Rouse, L.A. Rams linebacker Micah Kiser, and actress Constance Wu.