VIDEO: Friday Night Lights shine bright in April

Area school districts join in on a national movement to shine a light on Class of 2020

Be the light.

That was the call on social media. Be. The. Light.

Hockinson High School, and many other schools in the area, lit up their scoreboards to honor the Class of 2020 on Friday night. Photo by Mike Schultz
Hockinson High School, and many other schools in the area, lit up their scoreboards to honor the Class of 2020 on Friday night. Photo by Mike Schultz

Many area high school football stadiums put on their lights at 8:20 p.m. (20:20 military time) to honor the Class of 2020.

At Hockinson High School, a cruise-in took place, with community members driving their cars through the campus parking lot, making laps while honking horns.

The lights came on and burned for 20 minutes at 8:20 p.m., which is 20:20 military time, in order to celebrate the Class of 2020. Photo by Mike Schultz
The lights came on and burned for 20 minutes at 8:20 p.m., which is 20:20 military time, in order to celebrate the Class of 2020. Photo by Mike Schultz

School districts across the county, across the state joined in at a recent wave of light ceremonies throughout the country.

Not every district participated. Some have said they will wait until the stay-at-home guidelines are lifted.

Dozens of cars slowly drove by the stadium at Hockinson High School. Drivers honked the horns to celebrate the Hawks. Photo by Mike Schultz
Dozens of cars slowly drove by the stadium at Hockinson High School. Drivers honked the horns to celebrate the Hawks. Photo by Mike Schultz

And more than one district lit up its stadium but asked folks not to come to the site. Instead, administrators took photos of the stadium lights and scoreboard and shared them on social media.

Here is a short video on all the action at Hockinson on Friday night:

About The Author

Paul Valencia joins ClarkCountyToday.com after more than two decades of newspaper experience. He became the face of high school sports coverage in Clark County during his 17 years at The Columbian. Before moving to Vancouver, Paul worked at Oregon daily newspapers in Pendleton, Roseburg, and Salem. A graduate of David Douglas High School in Portland, Paul enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving three years as a soldier/journalist. He and his wife Jenny recently celebrated their 20th anniversary. They have a son who has a passion for karate and Minecraft. Paul’s hobbies include: Watching the Raiders play football, reading about the Raiders playing football, and waiting to watch and read about the Raiders playing football.

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