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Posted: April 26, 2020

Celebrities, Politicians & Athletes to Help Celebrate (Virtually) the APS Class of 2020

More than a dozen actors, athletes, and politicians with ties to Albuquerque are sending the Class of 2020 messages of hope to be included in Senior Celebration videos premiering during what was supposed to be graduation week for Albuquerque Public Schools.

APS 2020 Senior Celebration

APS 2020 Senior Celebration

The videos will be personalized for each of APS’s 13 comprehensive and 8 magnet high schools, mixing celebrity and politician shout outs with photographs and videos of students.

All 21 APS high school videos will premiere at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, on the APS Graduation website and . School websites and social media sites also will include their video.

2020五大联赛赛程When New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham extended a public health order in April that closed schools for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, APS and school districts across the state had no choice but to postpone or cancel graduation ceremonies. While APS hasn’t given up hope of rescheduling some form of commencement during the summer, the district wanted to do something for seniors when graduation was initially planned in mid-May.

The APS Communications Office and high school activities directors came up with the idea of a Senior Celebration video titled, “An Exercise in Preparedness.” They extended invitations to take part in the video to celebrities and politicians with ties to Albuquerque. At least three of the positive messengers are APS graduates:

  • Actor Neil Patrick Harris, who graduated from La Cueva High School
  • Actor and Bernalillo County Commissioner (and former APS school board member) Steven Michael Quezada, who graduated from West Mesa High School
  • Singer Alex Stern, an Eldorado High School graduate who will sing the National Anthem in the video.

Gov. Lujan Grisham, Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller and New Mexico Education Secretary Ryan Stewart have committed to sending an uplifting message for seniors, as have Albuquerque native Alex Bregman, the all-star third baseman for the Houston Astros, and actors Jesse Tyler Ferguson of Modern Family fame, who went to St. Pius High School, and Bryan Cranston, whose popular TV series Breaking Bad was filmed in Albuquerque.

APS Superintendent Raquel Reedy will provide the introductory message for the video, and APS Board of Education members will each make an appearance.

2020五大联赛赛程“One of the best parts of the superintendent’s job is seeing our students reach the pinnacle of high school graduation. I was especially looking forward to the Class of 2020 commencements, which would have been my last since I am retiring at the end of the school year,” Reedy said. “I am so glad that we have found a way to celebrate the hard work and promising futures of these students. They deserve the best, and we want to make sure their send-off is something special.”

All of those sending positive messages to APS seniors are volunteering their time, and the production is being handled internally at no cost to taxpayers. The Senior Celebration videos do not mean official graduations won’t be scheduled at a later date when social distancing measures are relaxed. The videos do not take the place of official ceremonies.