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Plymouth, Waukesha among high schools to turn on field lights Friday to honor seniors, athletes

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Posted at 12:46 PM, Apr 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-10 13:46:47-04

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.

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.

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.

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.

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