Michelle Obama helps give class of 2020 virtual prom

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NEW YORK, NY (CNN) – Michelle Obama is helping to give the class of 2020 a prom.

The former first lady’s nonpartisan organization, “When We All Vote” — along with MTV — have announced a virtual prom-a-thon.

The event is being held in an effort to boost the spirits of those students whose graduation ceremonies and proms have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

MTV’s Prom-a-Thon will include surprise celebrity guest appearances and live performances from major artists.

The event has also partnered with the 2020 Prom Challenge, a contest in which students organized creative non-partisan voter registration efforts in the country.

Michelle Obama surprised the student leaders from the 20 winning high schools in a private Zoom call Wednesday.

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