From left, Agoura High School graduates Daniella Poura, Zachariah Wirz, Elijah Whitman, Gabriel Kaufman, Bebe Toy, Mia Olen and Tyler Humphries attend prom at Moorpark Country Club. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

Life is never fair. Many high school graduates had to take part in virtual classes this year. Some schools had their proms, others were canceled.

When Agoura High School announced it would have a prom this year, LA Times photographer Mel Melcon set up a photo booth to capture this rite of passage.

Seniors Will Galer, left, and Damian Vassilieu. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

Five students in formal clothes and masks.

From left the seniors Jacquelyn Grock, Hannah Stanford, Madison Ferdman, Faith Moon and Jennifer Suarez-Tan. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

Students in formal clothes and masks in front of a tree with lights.

From left the seniors Sebastian Roger, Kylie Herring, Linus Eberich and Look Zaki. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

Two students pose in formal wear and masks

Seniors Grace Hathaway, left, and Maddy Setser. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

Four photos of students at prom, dipping their hats, hugging a date, showing a handbag that goes with a mask, and adjusting a bow tie.

Clockwise from top left: Jaden Wishengrad; Ethan Pavlone and Sydney Burns; Josephine Higgins; Max Lopez and Sasha Luczy. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

The students pose in masks and formal robes.

Josephine Higgins, from left, Jacquelyn Grock, Hannah Stanford, Madison Ferdman, Faith Moon and Jennifer Suarez-Tan. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

Seniors in formal attire and masks stand, some jump in the air.

Max Kirkhope, from left, Zuzu Ingram, John Elder, Joel Paik, Connor Schuda, Ben Vais, Lola Fregoso and Sasha Kotler. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

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This story originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times.

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