Stadium lights turned on for 20 minutes to honor seniors

At 8:20 (or 20:20 in 24-hour time) stadium lights around Oregon were turned on for 20 minutes to honor seniors whose school years were cut short.

Posted: Apr 11, 2020 1:38 PM
Updated: Apr 11, 2020 9:15 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. — With the novel coronavirus keeping students out of schools and off fields for the rest of the school year, many would consider it a dark time for the seniors. But many schools around Oregon and across the country are deciding to be the light.

Part of a nationwide campaign, #BeTheLight is a movement hoping to honor those seniors during this unprecedented time. At 8:20 pm or 20:20 in 24-hour time, stadium lights were turned on for 20 minutes. All of this in honor of the class of 2020, who won't get the proper sendoff classes before, and most likely after them, will have.


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"It's a message of hope and support," Klamath Union's principal Tony Swan said. "We want our students to know that they are in our hearts and minds."

Some schools, like Klamath Union, will be turning on their lights every Friday night at 8:20 pm until the end of the school year.

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