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LONG POND, Pa. - Pocono Raceway will host four local high school graduation ceremonies that students will be able to experience from inside their personal vehicles.

Pocono Raceway will host the high school graduation ceremonies for Jim Thorpe Area High School, Pocono Mountain East High School and Pocono Mountain West High School, according to a raceway news release.

All ceremonies will be held in accordance with social distancing requirements set by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to the release.

The raceway will host the North Pocono High School graduation on Friday, June 12. It will also host the Pocono Mountain East High School ceremony on Friday, June 19 and Pocono Mountain West High School’s graduation on Saturday, June 20. The Raceway and Jim Thorpe Area School District are finalizing details for an event to take place the first week of June.

Each ceremony will allow for graduating seniors and their guests to attend while staying inside their personal vehicles. The events will be broadcast on the Raceway’s internal FM radio station and double-sided video boards. The students will be called to drive across the Pocono Raceway start/finish line and invited to complete a victory lap around the 2.5-mile triangle-shaped track.

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