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By Beka Compton
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Waitsburg and Dayton safely honor Class of 2020 amid pandemic

Banners, light shows and more on display for impacted senior students


April 16, 2020

Beka Compton

Waitsburg School District honored the Waitsburg High School Class of 2020 with a 'Be The Light' display at the school football field on Friday, April 10 at 8:20 p.m. for 20 minutes. The scoreboard display read 20:20 and students parked alongside the field while community members stopped their cars and honked in support.

There is not much one can control during a pandemic. Many people have lost something 'normal' during these times, but the Class of 2020 has lost the last few months of their senior year. Community members around the nation are banding together and thinking of creative ways to honor students in their final year of high school.

Social media has served as a great rallying platform for Class of 2020 parents from all over. A little over a week ago, a 'Be the Light' movement emerged on Facebook. Last Friday, Waitsburg School District joined the movement and lit up the football field at 8:20 pm fo...

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