Hear What Timothée Chalamet Has to Say to Teachers in His Speech During Virtual Graduation

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Check out how Timothée Chalamet paid tribute to teachers during virtual graduation.

This past Saturday evening, Timothée Chalamet participated in Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020. The event was specially created by basketball player LeBron James in collaboration with high school students and educators across the nation.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic canceling commencement ceremonies, many stars have taken it upon themselves to honor high school and college graduates. During the virtual ceremony, Chalamet joined LeBron and former president Barack Obama in delivering the commencement message. Many other stars were there to honor the graduating seniors, including Pharrell Williams, the Jonas Brothers, H.E.R., Kevin Hart, Alicia Keys, Lena Waithe, Megan Rapinoe, Maren Morris, and Olivia Wilde.

The actor began his speech with: “Hello to the class of 2020. I’m happy to get a chance to be here and to celebrate with all of you tonight. I can’t imagine what the last couple of months has been like for students, let alone for high school seniors, and not being able to attend your graduation ceremonies. I’m joined by this year’s 2020 graduates from LaGuardia High School, who are behind me in thanking those teachers who inspire us.”

He then continued to give a special thanks to his own teachers: “I want to shout out three of my own: Mr. Lobenhofer, Ms. Faison and Mrs. Lawton. Thank for your valiant efforts to teach me the art of statistics. Thank you for everything.”

To all teachers across the nation, thank you for inspiring greatness in our current graduates and in all the ones to come.