WISCONSIN — Some Wisconsin high schools are turning on their football field lights Friday night in honor of seniors and spring athletes.
Due to the coronavirus, spring athletes were not able to take part in their sports and seniors will miss the last few months of highs school. In fact, some seniors may not even get a graduation.
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To honor those seniors and athletes, local schools are turning their football field lights. These schools include Plymouth High School, Waukesha North, Waukesha South, and Waukesha West.
Plymouth has decided to turn on the lights at Finke Field for 20 minutes on Friday. The news was shared on Twitter by Plymouth High School athletic director Dan Knaus.
Tonight at 8:00pm Plymouth HS will honor our Spring Student-Athletes, and all of our 2020 Seniors, for 20 minutes by turning the lights on at Finke Field. @wissportsnet We encourage community members to turn on their porch lights as well!#BeTheLightWI— Dan Knaus (@knaus13) April 10, 2020
Waukesha also shared the news on Twitter via the Waukesha School District page. They will be turning on their lights two Friday's in a row, starting April 10. The lights will be on from 7:30 until 9:30 p.m.
The Classic 8 is organizing a modified version of Friday Night Lights. On 4/10 & 4/17 from 7:30-9:30 PM NHS, SHS, & WHS will turn on their stadium lights to show the Classic 8 Conference and all of our athletes, activity members, & seniors that we are thinking of them. pic.twitter.com/b6jMlE3JFA— Waukesha School Dist (@waukeshaschools) April 8, 2020
This showing of support is all a part of a Wisconsin movement called Be the Light, which supports 2020 activities, athletes, and students.
These schools are not the only ones taking part, either. Hudson High School also said they will be taking part, along with D.C. Everest High School, and more.
As a part of the movement, many schools are also asking community members to join in by turning on their porch lights.