Kentucky Interim Education Commissioner Kevin C. Brown delivers a two-minute message to the Commonwealth's Class of 2020 graduates.

It was released Monday in advance of a one-hour program that will be streamed on the department's YouTube channel at 7 p.m. EDT Saturday, May 23. 

"Kentucky's Tribute to the Class of 2020" is presented by KDE and the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet and will be hosted by Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman.

With traditional high school graduations across the country canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the goal of this tribute is to give the Commonwealth's seniors a special send-off they can enjoy with family, friends and others across the nation.