Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has brought together some of the biggest entertainment and athletic stars in the world to help promote Texas graduates in 2020.
Most stars have a strong connection to Texas, including current and past sports stars in Houston and Dallas. Others include Kim Kardashian West, Chuck Norris and Texas Supreme Court judge Eva Guzman.
Patrick sent the video message to each school principal in Texas for delivery directly to senior graduates.
“Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many high school students in Texas will not have the graduation ceremony they envisioned,” said Patrick in a statement. “This video is a way to let them know how proud I am to have accomplished this important achievement. It is very important to be the 2020 promotion, and I know that these students will aim high and achieve their dreams. I asked a few of my friends and friends of friends to join me in congratulating the 2020 promotion and they were all very happy to share this message. “
The graduation video includes congratulatory messages from the following people:
Kim Kardashian West, Businesswomen, model and media personality
Jaylon Smith, Dallas Cowboys
Greg Mancz, Houston Texans
Chris Woodward, Texas Rangers
Clyde Drexler, NBA Hall of Fame, Houston Rockets
Michael Irvin, NFL Hall of Fame, Dallas Cowboys
Case Keenum, Cleveland Browns / University of Houston
Robert Covington, Houston Rockets
Josh Reddick, Houston Astros
Chuck Norris, actor, martial artist, film producer and screenwriter
Justin Jackson, Dallas Mavericks
Darren Woodson, Dallas Cowboy legend
Andy Dalton, Dallas Cowboys / TCU
Justice Eva Guzman, Texas Supreme Court