Tonight’s Virtual Graduation in Houston

The Class of 2020 will have unique stories to tell about their senior year in high school, and how it ended will be appropriately exclusive.

Tonight at 6:30, KTRH is proud to be among the sponsors of Houston’s all-star tribute to the graduates, along with Houston First Corporation and the region’s many media partners. It’ll be virtual, much like the way their classes ended, streaming online, and the city has lined up a group of celebrities to make it exceptional: James Harden of the Houston Rockets; J.J. Watt of the Texans; Carlos Correa of the Houston Astros; rappers Trae the Truth and 50 Cent; actress Chandra Wilson (Grey’s Anatomy – Houston born and raised); and Olympic gold medal gymnast Simone Biles.

Students are invited to gather outside on their high school campus, masked, socially distanced, and watch. There will probably be many selfies taken by graduates, but absent the fanfare of a traditional graduation the City of Houston hopes they’ll be given one night of celebration and appreciation. Mayor Turner’s press secretary, Mary Benton, says the mayor wants to give them a special send-off into the world of adulthood. “We see you, we celebrate you, and we commend you for every challenge that you have overcome in these last several weeks. We want to make sure that you know Houston is proud of you, and we want to celebrate this great milestone with you.”

You can watch the videocast on Comcast Channel 18, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99, or listen to the stream at

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