For the class of 2020, all those once-in-a-lifetime moments are gone

Seniors who missed out on graduating rituals
Clockwise from top left: Christine Tran, a UCLA senior majoring in international development and Asian studies; Weston Kerekes, a senior at Santa Monica High School; Dylan Schifrin, a senior at Yale majoring in music, with his parents, Lissa Kapstrom and Will Schifrin; and Alec Garcia, a senior at Cleveland Charter High School in Reseda.
(Gary Coronado; Dania Maxwell; Genaro Molina; and Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

Newsletter
The stories shaping California

Get up to speed with our Essential California newsletter, sent six days a week.

You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times.
Erik Himmelsbach-Weinstein is senior director/video for features and sports. Before joining the Los Angeles Times, the UC Berkeley graduate was an editor at Spin, Los Angeles Reader, Orange Coast and other publications. His work as a documentary writer/producer has appeared on VH1, ESPN, Food Network, Biography and TLC. He was part of the team nominated for a Best Sports Documentary Emmy in 2012 for ESPN’s “The Marinovich Project.”
Nina Agrawal is a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times. She previously reported for WLRN-Miami Herald News and for the Latin American affairs magazine Americas Quarterly. A Southern California native, Agrawal is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and School of International and Public Affairs.