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Star-studded lineup takes part in Houston graduation celebration of Class of 2020 tonight

The highlight was a star-studded video tribute from several national and local celebrities who will deliver inspiring words to the Class of 2020.

HOUSTON — Houston-area high school seniors were celebrated Friday night in a unique citywide event.

The virtual graduation was a citywide celebration of the Class of 2020.

The highlight was a star-studded video tribute from several national and local celebrities -- from music to sports to food and fashion – who delivered inspiring words to the Class of 2020.

The celebs included:

  • JJ Watt, Houston Texans
  • Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles
  • Carlos Correa, Houston Astros
  • P.J. Tucker, Houston Rockets
  • 50 Cent
  • Rapper Slim Thug
  • Country Singer RaeLynn
  • Actress Chandra Wilson
  • Astronaut Chris Cassidy
  • The Suffers lead singer Kam Franklin
  • Christine Ha, MasterChef winner
  • Chloe Dao, Fashion designer                                    

Mayor Sylvester Turner, who came up with the idea, delivered his own words of encouragement to the class of 2020.

“The 2020 high school senior class has achieved a major milestone during what is certainly one of the nation’s most challenging times in recent history. They have sacrificed and endured, and I am so proud of every one of them,” Turner said. “That is why I have asked the city of Houston, along with some extraordinary personalities to come together to honor these amazing students with a unique and special celebration,”

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