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These Photos Show Creative Ways People Are Celebrating Graduation During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Communities are finding creative ways to celebrate graduating seniors.

Posted on May 20, 2020, at 4:14 p.m. ET

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Senior portraits on display at Frank D. Walker Building in Marlborough, Massachusetts, May 18.

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Varsha Thebo attends her online graduation ceremony in her bedroom at the International Student House where she resides at Georgetown University, in Washington, DC, May 15.

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Ceciley Hallman Herod directs her brother Joseph Hallman to turn his tassel during a mock commencement ceremony in their parents' home amid the COVID-19 pandemic, April 30.

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Students wait to have their pictures taken during a graduation ceremony at Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School in Bradley, Illinois, May 6.

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Air Force Academy cadets, spaced 8 feet apart, listen to a commencement address during their graduation ceremony in Colorado Springs, Colorado, April 18.

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A student picks up his diploma during a graduation ceremony at Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School in Bradley, Illinois, May 6.

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Families wear masks and practice social distancing during the first of Central High School's five live graduation ceremonies at Garrett-Harrison Stadium in Phenix City, Alabama, May 12.

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George Washington University graduate Catalina Perez receives a paper copy of her diploma from neighbor Paula Lytle at a surprise graduation party in Washington, DC, May 17.

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George Washington University graduating student Nikki Santos poses for a photo outside her home in Pasadena, California, May 16.

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Zackary Alexander and his family begin to make their way into Milam Elementary School after they were summoned by school officials for his graduation ceremony in Tupelo, Mississippi, May 6.

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Ethan Brown, a graduating senior from Buckeye Union High School, celebrates during a drive-thru graduation ceremony on the race track at Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, Arizona, May 16.

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Thomas Harden during a neighborhood parade honoring 2020 student graduates in Richardson, Texas, May 9.

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A graduate from California State University San Marcos celebrates during a car parade through campus in San Marcos, California, May 15.

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John Sileo is greeted by his history teacher as graduating seniors from Wantagh High School drive by the school in Wantagh, New York, May 15.

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Demarco Garza with classmates during a graduation parade for Bixby High School seniors in Bixby, Oklahoma, May 7.

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Graduates from California State University San Marcos celebrate with a car parade through campus, May 15.

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Children wave as graduating seniors from Wantagh High School drive by in Wantagh, New York, May 15.

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A child delivers candy to graduating seniors during a Class of 2020 parade in Wantagh, New York, May 15.

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English teacher Katie Knox and career and technical education teacher Debbie Reese cheer on students at Richardson High School in Richardson, Texas, May 8.

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Gabriel Lopez and Delilah Santos have their pictures and video taken in front of the home of Diane Scott in Los Angeles, May 16. Scott, who owns a party and event planning business, put the decorations on her front lawn because she wanted to do something for the 2020 graduates that were not able to attend their own graduation or prom.

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Part of East Carbon Street in Minersville, Pennsylvania, is decorated for a neighborhood graduation for graduating seniors, May 13. The graduates were all presented flowers and a "quarantine diploma," made with toilet paper.

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A tribute to Saugus High School Class of 2020 graduates in Saugus, California, May 15.

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Mia Sanford, graduating from Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School, takes a picture with friends before participating in a parade of vehicles celebrating the graduating 2020 seniors in Aventura, Florida, May 14.


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Brown University graduating seniors gather for photos and a champagne toast on the university campus grounds in Providence, May 6.

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An Air Force Academy cadet celebrates after graduating from the academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, April 18.

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A University of Colorado Boulder graduate at a graduation party in Boulder, Colorado, May 7.

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Empty cups and cans litter a lawn after a college graduation party in Bloomington, Indiana, May 9.


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Two people pose in the middle of an empty Times Square amid the coronavirus pandemic in New York City, May 17.

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