U-High senior to be featured in citywide graduation ceremony

Destiny Strange, U-High Graduate, 2020U-High Senior Destiny Strange was selected by the mayor’s office from a pool of high school seniors across Chicago to be featured in the first-ever citywide high school virtual graduation for all high school seniors, For Chicago By Chicago, this coming Sunday, June 14. This first-of-a-kind effort to recognize the hard work of Chicago’s more than 35,000 high school seniors is hosted by the City of Chicago and Citadel.  

“The times we are living in are truly unprecedented and now, more than ever, our future rests on the talent, ideas, and ambition of our next generation of leaders,” says mayor Lori Lightfoot. 

Students from across the city’s high schools will write and perform a single Valedictorian speech to celebrate Chicago’s class of 2020. 

To ensure all high school seniors and those who have supported them along the way have a chance to celebrate this milestone from wherever they are, the virtual graduation ceremony will be broadcast on Sunday, June 14, at 1 p.m. central standard time on major local TV and radio newscasts, including: ABC7, WGN-TV, WTTW, FOX32, Univision, and on the CBSN-Chicago streaming app. WBEZ will air portions of the graduation celebration on 91.5 and stream it live on WBEZ.org. Additionally, the City of Chicago will be providing a live-stream feed from its website and its social media channels. The ceremony will be provided in live closed captioning as well as in Spanish on Chicago’s Univision station.

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