From a mini backyard commencement ceremony to an emotional reunion at a nursing home, two new J.D.s found ways to make graduation special amid COVID-19.
Alexandra Lenczewski was understandably disappointed when Brooklyn Law School postponed its in-person graduation ceremony to next fall amid the coronavirus pandemic.
But instead of bumming out about the delayed celebration, she decided to create her own miniature graduation ceremony in the backyard of her parents’ Connecticut home, complete with tiny photos of all 300 of her classmates. The video of her small-scale celebration has since gone viral, landing on Good Morning America, NBC News, Fox News and other media outlets across the globe.
Vana Ebrahimi, who graduated this month from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, has also become a sensation for her touching Tik Tok video in which she and her brother visit their grandfather in graduation regalia and stand outside the door of his California nursing home. (Her brother graduated from medical school this month, and the siblings are first-generation college students.) ...
Ebrahimi never expected the video to blow up the way it has, appearing on Good Morning America and numerous other news outlets.