Posted on 05/14/2020
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An idea that started in the Texas panhandle has now traveled all over the country. Hundreds of high schools have taken part in the “Be the Light” campaign. Across the nation, scoreboards displayed the score as 20-20 in honor of this year’s graduating class, while the down and distance read fourth and 19 as the down and distance signifying COVID-19 is on its final down. Lights were turned on at 8:20 p.m. (20:20 in military time) for 20 minutes.
In April, our Athletic Directors traveled to our fields and the West Allis Athletic Complex in recognition of student-athletes.
“Our student-athletes learn so many great life lessons from their involvement in interscholastic athletics. We recognize that this situation is not easy for any of our spring student-athletes. We want all of our spring student-athletes, especially our senior spring student-athletes, to know that we are still thinking about them. The lights were on to provide hope for them in what may appear to be darkness through this unusual situation. We know that they will only grow stronger from all of this,” said West Allis Central High School Athletic Director, Justin Marien. “There are so many great memories these student-athletes have had in our many athletic spaces, our student-athletes should cherish those memories as they look forward to the next great things to come in each of their lives.” 
“We wanted to say goodbye to our Spring Senior Athletes who will not have an opportunity to finish their athletic careers and wish all of our athletes well. We felt it was important that they knew we were thinking about them,” added Elliot Kramsky, West Allis Nathan Hale High School Athletic Director. 
Watch a special video for 2020 student-athletes HERE