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Houston's Mayor Turner wants to honor seniors who endured a challenging year

Houston • May 28, 2020

Star-studded lineup announced for virtual video tribute

Houston (May 27, 2020) – Houston area high school seniors will celebrate and be celebrated for their achievements at a series of special outdoor events, Friday, June 5 at 6:30 p.m. Five area school districts: Aldine, Alief, HISD, Spring Branch, and Spring are participating in the citywide event.

The centerpiece of the event is a star-studded video tribute from a number of national and local celebrities, from music to sports to food and fashion including:    

This one-of-a kind experience is the brainchild of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner who will deliver 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. 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,” Mayor Turner said. 

Area school districts are working with their respective student bodies on details for their campus events. All seniors attending will be required to wear face coverings and adhere to social distancing guidelines. 

Parents, family members, friends and the general public are invited to participate virtually. 

Nearly every major Houston media outlet will air and/or stream the special video tribute. See list of media partners and airtimes below or go to: http://www.Houston2020Seniors.com for updates.

For more information and individual event locations, please contact school district communications representatives provided below.                                                                                                        


School districts are responsible for setting and following all recommended health and industry safety guidelines/protocols for this event at their respective facilities. For more details on individual plans, please contact the school district reps.    

Houston First Corporation is excited to partner with the City of Houston to provide the Class of 2020 with this unique graduation experience. 

For the latest updates and to view teaser videos, go to http://www.Houston2020Seniors.com; #Houston2020Seniors.

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