Donald and Melania hold White House commencement ceremony for 20 graduates from the class of 2020 – with FLOTUS urging the students to ‘continue chasing their dreams’ despite challenges of COVID-19 pandemic
- Commencement ceremony was held in the White House’s East Room on Friday
- The graduates ranged in education level, with some attaining their high school diplomas and others receiving their undergraduate and postgraduate degrees
- Each attendee was required to take a coronavirus test before being admitted into the White House
- First Lady Melania Trump urged the graduates not the be discouraged amid the COVID-19 pandemic and to continue ‘chasing their dreams’
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20 high-achieving graduates from schools across the country have attended a special commencement ceremony held by the President and First Lady.
Each of the students was personally invited by the Trumps to the prestigious event, which took place Friday at the White House.
The graduates ranged in age and education level, with some attaining a high school diploma and others receiving their undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.
They sat spaced out from each other during the event and were required to take a coronavirus test before being admitted into the ceremony inside The East Room.
On Saturday, First Lady Melania Trump took to Twitter to share snaps from the day and to send out a message to all graduates from the class of 2020.
‘Graduation is a pivotal moment for students of all education levels. @POTUS & I were proud to recognize & celebrate the class of 2020 with a few graduates at the @WhiteHouse yesterday. Keep chasing your dreams & striving to be your best self!’ she wrote.
20 high-achieving graduates from schools across the country have attended a special commencement ceremony held by the President and First Lady. Melania Trump is pictured speaking to the students
Both the FLOTUS and POTUS addressed the attendees at the special ceremony held in The White House’s East Room.
Students sat spaced out from other at the ceremony. Each of them was required to take a coronavirus test before
First Lady Melania Trump is pictured watching on as her husband addresses the graduates