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Schools light up night to honor seniors, others

Gary Johnson
Posted 4/8/20

Let’s all join together and put a little light in the lives of the graduating class of 2020. With COVID-19 putting the entire world at a standstill, Shelbyville Central's administration and faculty decided to join in on a movement that is going viral across the country, honoring the senior class of 2020...

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Schools light up night to honor seniors, others

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Let’s all join together and put a little light in the lives of the graduating class of 2020.

With COVID-19 putting the entire world at a standstill, Shelbyville Central's administration and faculty decided to join in on a movement that is going viral across the country, honoring the senior class of 2020.

“SCHS Seniors Class of 2020, We wanted you to know that the SCHS staffulty is thinking about you and we know this is not how you imagined your senior year ending. In this time of uncertainty, SCHS wants to BE THE LIGHT!! A movement with high schools has started across the nation. Each night, schools are turning on the lights at the spring sports athletic fields as a symbol of hope and assurance that you are on our hearts and minds. SCHS will be turning on the lights at our fields each night this week at 8:20 p.m. Why 8:20? In military time that is 2020. We will leave the lights on for 20 minutes to recognize our seniors. The lights let you know that we are thinking about you and we love you. We ask all parents of SCHS students, SCHS Staffulty, and all SCHS alumni to turn on their porch lights at 8:20 for 20 minutes. Let’s unite and be the light for our seniors. #SCHS STRONG," was a message posted by the school's Facebook page on Monday evening.

What a great idea and the participation here locally has been unbelievable.

Not only are the lights turned on at the spring sports fields across the county, front porch lights throughout this wonderful community are shining as well for 20 minutes each night this week.

I’ve said it time and time again, this community always comes together and supports one another in times of need.

Just take a moment to step back in time and remember your senior year of high school.

I think it’s fair to say that it was one of the most exciting and most remembered times of our lives.

The least each of us could do is just shed a little light on the situation.

With that said, Shelbyville Central High School is taking it one step farther.

Not only will the lights be turned on in honor of the senior class of 2020 but a special group of unsung heroes that are working hard every day to make life for all the rest of us as comfortable and easy as they can.

On Wednesday, the lights were in honor of all the factory and retail workers that are on the front line making sure we have all the necessities we need, along with all the truck drivers that deliver those good.

On Thursday evening, the lights will be in honor of all the healthcare workers, and first responders. There will also be some special guests shinning their light at Shelbyville Central with police cars and first trucks on hand with bright light on.

Friday night will be in honor of all the families that have been impacted by this horrible disease, by health, losing a loved one or the loss of a job.

During this dark time in our lives, let’s all share a little light to help one another.

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