Michelle Obama's 'Proma-thon': Air time, date, how and where to watch MTV's virtual prom special
With the pandemic going on, people have been staying in, in the safety of their own homes to ensure social distancing. The new norm has become Zoom meetings, online classes, online exams, and yes even online graduation. Although, the seniors might be feeling it a little too much, as before the pandemic happened, prom was just around the corner. Not to sweat though, the former First Lady, has delivered as usual! Michelle Obama is all set to give a prom experience to students acoss the nation.
CNN reported that 'When We All Vote', Obama's nonpartisan organization, and teen favorite MTV will be hosting prom virtually for the class of 2020. It was reported that the event is "meant to boost the spirits of the students whose proms and graduation ceremonies have been canceled due to Covid-19 as well as shine a light on registering and voting in the national election in November." Stay tuned for live performances by acclaimed artists and guests appearances by popular celebrities."
On February 18, Michelle herself took to twitter saying, "Throwing it back to my 1982 prom night and this pink satin, polka-dotted dress. Join the #PromChallenge with @WhenWeAllVote and @MTV and tell us what your school is doing to register students to vote. You could get a free prom for your school! Learn more: http://prom.mtv.com" with a picture of her high school prom.
CNN explained the tweet reporting that the event "also serves to celebrate 20 winning high schools and students who organized the most creative nonpartisan voter registration efforts across the country." Winners included Dobson High School from Mesa, Arizona, Western School of Science and Technology from Phoenix, Norte Vista High School from Riverside, California, Compton Early College High School from Compton, California, Community Charter Early College High School from Lake View Terrace, California, and many more.
Air time and date
The events will commence on May 22 with throwback movies and glimpses of schools and students that won. The magical 90-minute virtual prom will begin at 9 pm EST, according to CNN.
Where to Watch
The events will air live on MTV, according to Deadline. You can live stream the prom at 9 pm ET on MTV YouTube.