Senior Asks Obama To Give A Commencement Speech For The Class Of 2020

The class of 2020 will definitely miss out on a couple of important events. From prom and grad bash to final exams and graduation ceremonies, seniors will close their school year in a different way due to the coronavirus.

However, there might be a highlight on the horizon. A high school senior took to Twitter to ask former President Obama for a unique commencement address for the Class of 2020. And, what better way to reach all high school senior than with a virtual celebration?

But, who started this petition?

Seventeen-year-old high school senior, Lincoln Debenham, from Eagle Rock High School in Los Angeles. He tweeted, "Like most high school/college seniors, I’m saddened by the loss of milestone events, prom & graduation. In an unprecedented time, it would give us great comfort to hear your voice. We ask you to consider giving a national commencement speech to the class of 2020."

The tweet was posted on Tuesday and as of today, it has 169.4k likes and nearly 34.7k retweets.

Several news outlets have reported that Obama's team is aware of the twee and spokeswoman for Obama, Katie Hill told CNN that they were "very flattered but declined to comment further."

Photo by: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images

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