WWE Legend John Cena is the master of ceremonies for the Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Virtual Graduation Celebration, an online event hosted by Random House Children’s Books and Dr. Seuss Enterprises that offer 2020 high school graduates some semblance of a commencement ceremony. In a video posted to the Dr. Seuss Facebook page, the leader of the Cenation reads from the book that inspired the name of the event and offers his own words of wisdom to those stepping into the adult world in this uncertain time:
We are delighted to have our good friend @johncena kick off this very special month with a virtual commencement keynote featuring Dr. Seuss 'Oh, the Places You'll Go'. Head over to our #ohtheplaces2020 Facebook group to celebrate your grad and for many more readings and remarks being released by some of our most honored educators and first responders, as well as celebrities, authors, and illustrators. https://www.facebook.com/groups/Ohtheplaces2020/Also, check out our 'Post a photo to donate a book' campaign. Post a picture of your grad and help a great cause. Graduation hashtag party: #johncena #drseuss #ohtheplaces2020 #ohtheplaces #graduation2020
Posted by Dr. Seuss on Friday, May 1, 2020
In addition to Cena’s fine speech, the celebration will include a “graduation photo-sharing campaign; participation from educators, first responders, authors, and illustrators; a book donation to First Book; and LinkedIn activation with Seuss-inspired thought leaders.” They’ve also announced merchandising around the event (including Build-A-Bears, drinkware, and Mantraband Bracelets) and the participation of astronaut Scott Kelly, the American who’s achieved the record for the longest spaceflight.