BETHLEHEM, Pa. - A lot has changed from the pandemic, and a lot of events people dreamed of all their life have to be changed.

"Since the pandemic it's just been really sad, we went halfway through our senior year, our last day of school was our last day of school in high school," said student Geminya Rivera.

Seniors at the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts in Bethlehem still put on their cap and gown, but instead of walking across a stage to get their diploma they got creative.

"Class of 2020 quarantine ain't got nothing on us," said Geminya's mom Jeanette.

With the student body hailing from more than 40 different school districts, teachers and staff "went on tour." They named it "Park and Circumstance."

"We made 10 different stops throughout the Lehigh Valley, we stopped at parks where there was open air where our students were able to celebrate with one another and it was really a nice environment," said Principal Carise Comstock.

Students wearing their graduation gear waited in their cars for buses to pull up filled with their teachers waving them on.

"I know all the families who participated today really were happy to see us and happy to take their picture and celebrate as a family," Comstock said.

A tentative graduation is scheduled for July 30 and 31 where the school hopes to have a number of small graduation ceremonies.

Students we spoke to say while the "Park and Circumstance" was nice, they still hope to have some kind of graduation in the future.

"I would wait however long, it's just a very special moment to me. It's sad but, it's better than nothing," Geminya said.

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