GRADUATES: Please pick up your personalized yard signs from Toyota Stadium's south end either on Thursday, May 28 or Sunday, May 31 to avoid conflict with other scheduled events.
FC Dallas celebrated the graduating class of 2020 with its first-ever Virtual Graduation presented by Chase on Wednesday, May 27. Watch the entire ceremony above.
The class of 2020 had the full high school graduation experience with former MLS player and current ESPN host Taylor Twellman delivering the commencement address. FC Dallas Head Coach Luchi Gonzalez and FC Dallas President Dan Hunt also addressed the graduates while FC Dallas midfielder Tanner Tessmann spoke on behalf of the 2020 graduating class.
FC Dallas, in partnership with Chase and CoServ, awarded four student-athletes with $20,000 in scholarships. Bryan Bayles, who will attend Brigham Young University, and Genaye Sanders, who will attend University of Houston, each received a $5,000 scholarship on behalf of Chase. Ryan Hogg, who was appointed to the United States Naval Academy, and Mariella Stephens, who will attend University of Arkansas-Little Rock, each received a $5,000 scholarship on behalf of CoServ.
More than 250 high school seniors competed in the FC Dallas Youth program, Academy, North Texas SC (Forward Gibran Rayo) and FC Dallas first team (Midfielder Tanner Tessmann) in 2020.
Toyota Stadium, the home of FC Dallas, is also honoring the class of 2020 with more than 250 personalized yard signs dotting the south side of Toyota Stadium which faces Main Street in Frisco, TX.