May 18, 2020
SCPD To Participate in State College Light Up the Night Recognition
for the Class of 2020, First Responders and Medical Providers
The State College Area School District plans to shed some light on the achievements of the State High Class of 2020 and the work of local first responders and medical providers.
On Wednesday, May 20, 2020, a community-wide effort will last 20 minutes to recognize the 2020 graduating class and show support for the nurses, doctors, medical providers and first responders on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
At 8:20 p.m. (2020 hours in military time), SCASD will light up some of its athletic fields and facilities for 20 minutes. Where available, scoreboards will display the score 20-20 in recognition of what seniors have experienced during the pandemic, while “4th Down and 19 Yards to go” will signify the hard work of medical providers and first responders to stop the “drive” of COVID-19.
Also participating in State College Light Up the Night are Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy, State College Little League, State College Teener League, Tussey Mountain Ski & Recreation, State College Spikes and Penn State Athletics, The Bryce Jordan Center as well as the Penn State, Ferguson and Patton Township police departments; the Alpha, Boalsburg and Port Matilda fire companies; Centre LifeLink EMS; and Mount Nittany Medical Center.
From 8-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Forever Media will broadcast a Light Up The Night
program featuring special guests, including the senior class president, State High team
captains, and local medical professionals and first responders. The programming is provided in part by the generous support of Tom and Sara Songer of The Torron Group. The State High Marching Band will perform, and community members will offer messages of support and thanks to the Class of 2020. To listen to the program, community members should tune to MAJIC-FM 93.7.
Person will not be permitted on school and facility grounds during the event. In
the interest of public health and safety, the district also requests that well-wishers driving nearby do not exit vehicles to show support. Instead, supporters are being encouraged to illuminate their homes and properties in solidarity, take selfie pictures or videos, and post them to social media sites, tagging @StateCollegePD, State High, its sports teams and participating organizations and using the hashtag #SCLightUpTheNight