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Virtual statewide graduation ceremony hosted by Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves

Graduates submitted their names and the governor read each and every one of them.

JACKSON, Miss — Saturday, Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves wanted to send a huge congratulations to the class of 2020 for their accomplishments.

Governor Reeves hosted the first statewide graduation ceremony live on the state of Mississippi's Facebook page. High school and college graduates submitted their names and the governor read each and every one of them.

He said he wanted to do this because so many graduation ceremonies were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Congratulations, Mississippi Class of 2020! You deserve every minute of celebration and recognition.

Posted by Tate Reeves on Saturday, May 16, 2020