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Whitesboro CSD, Local First Responders Light the Night to Support Class of 2020

On Friday, May 15, the Whitesboro Central School District joined several other school districts throughout the Mohawk Valley region by “lighting the night” at Whitesboro High School to honor the graduating Class of 2020.

From 8:20 p.m. (2020 military time) to 8:40 p.m., the lights were turned on at the high school and the scoreboard at the Wadas Athletic Complex read 20-20. Fire trucks from the local fire departments that cover the District parked outside the school, along with several patrol vehicles from the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office, and for 20 minutes, lights and sirens were whirring to celebrate this year’s graduates.

A group of District employees also stood near the parking lot entrance to wave to District students and families who drove by waving, honking, and celebrating the graduating seniors in their own way.

At a time of so much change and uncertainty, with seniors missing out on their last few months of in-person classes, sports, prom and more, an opportunity to celebrate the Class of 2020 in a safe, socially-distanced way was a welcomed opportunity.

Congratulations to the soon-to-be graduates!

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district employees and sheriffs deputy wave to cars fire truck parked near high school sign