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Secretary Watson to Deliver Virtual Commencement Address for Class of 2020


Jackson, Miss. – Secretary of State Michael Watson will honor graduates across Mississippi during a virtual commencement address via Facebook Live on Monday, May 4, at 4 p.m. The commencement address is a part of Salute to Seniors, the Secretary of State’s Office’s digital celebration for 2020 graduates.

Mississippi seniors were scheduled to walk across the stage and receive their cap and gown this month. Unfortunately, coronavirus-related concerns prompted schools to alter, postpone, or cancel in-person commencement ceremonies for the class of 2020.

I am incredibly proud of our seniors for not only achieving, but excelling in the face of uncertainty,” said Secretary Watson. “Challenging circumstances surfaced, but the class of 2020 stayed focused on the end goal. I look forward to bragging on all of their accomplishments and helping them celebrate this special milestone.”

In addition to the commencement address, Secretary Watson will spotlight a group of high-achieving seniors who went above and beyond during their academic career. We encourage all Mississippians to join us on Facebook Live (@MississippiSecretaryofState) at 4 p.m. Monday, May, 4, for this joyous occasion.

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