CATONSVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — The Class of 2020 has missed out on so many norms due to the COVID-19 pandemic. No proms and no traditional walk across the stage.

But, if moms have anything to do with how things play out, they will go the extra mile to make it right.

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A group of moms from Catonsville High School held a graduation parade for hundreds of seniors.


The traffic jam along Frederick Avenue had scores of cars and people who showed up for the Class of 2020.

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“I’m shocked. This line is miles long,” Lilly Mellendick said. “To be honest, I think I’d rather be doing this than a traditional high graduation.”

Seniors who waited their whole life to bask in this accomplishment were celebrated.

“This is more than I could have ever asked for,” Mellendick said.

A ceremony was also held on the football field — while practicing social distancing, of course — along with a virtual Zoom meeting.

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