MEDIA RELEASE: Maine High School Seniors Invited to Participate in National Graduation Ceremony 

Maine Department of Education is pleased to partner with Council of Chiefs State School Officers (CCSSO) and  XQ Institute on Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020, a one-hour primetime show, paying joyful tribute to high school seniors, their extraordinary teachers, and their families.  

XQ is partnering with The LeBron James Family Foundation, The Entertainment Industry Foundation, and a broad coalition of education, philanthropic, and corporate partners to develop this commercial-free special, airing on ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC on Saturday, May 16, at 8 p.m. ET/PT, 7 p.m. CT/MT. The show will also be available through partners such as Complex Networks, Facebook, Instagram, PEOPLE, Snapchat, TikTok, and YouTube. #GraduateTogether also offers a robust website and multiple opportunities for students, educators, and families to engage digitally.  

Maine high school seniors, their families, and educators are invited to participate and provide content to the show.  XQ’s message to our students: 

The Class of 2020 is redefining high school graduation with a first-of-its-kind national ceremony. So get ready to go big while you’re at home—because this one-hour primetime national graduation celebration is all about YOU. 

Tell us what you want to see during your graduation ceremony. Submit your own story and tell us about others whose stories need to be told. 

Learn more about how you can participate by sending in your photo, story, speech, words of wisdom and more!  Be sure to watch the show, and look for where to access special messages, created just for Maine graduates.