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La Conner High seniors bask in glow of Friday Night Lights


April 22, 2020

WATCHING THE LIGHTS GO BY – La Conner high school seniors stood up for themselves at the high school parking lot last Friday. At 8:20 p.m. – 2020 in 24 hour time – the stadium lights went on and family, friends and school staff cycled through the parking lot in  honor of the class of 2020. – Photo by Ken Stern

It was a rare bright shining moment last Friday for a La Conner High senior class whose school hallways remain darkened by nationwide campus closures through the rest of the academic year in response to the COVID-19 threat.

The stadium lights at Whittaker Field were turned on for 20 minutes at 8:20 p.m. – 20:20 military time – to honor the Class of 2020 whose members won’t walk the stage in traditional commencement exercises in June.

The “Be the Light” event, which began in Texas and quickly spread across the country, took on a distinctly La Conner flavor here.


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