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:

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