REMINDER: Community invited to “Light the Path for the Class of 2020”


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Westerville City School District officials invite community members to unite in a display of support for the Class of 2020 on May 23, the date of what would have been graduates’ traditional commencement ceremony.

“Light the Path for the Class of 2020” is an event that anyone can safely participate in from their home, place of business, or just about anywhere. Here’s how to show your support:

  • Tie a white ribbon around a tree or support post on the porch of your home and leave it displayed through Sunday, May 24.
  • At 8:20 p.m. (20:20 military time) on May 23, display an electric candle in your home’s window(s) and/or stand in your front yard to hold a lighted candle from 8:20 p.m. until 8:40 p.m. The timing of this activity coincides with the district’s lighting of the stadiums at each high school in recognition of this year’s graduates.

These activities are one component of a three-part celebration to honor and thank this year’s graduates for the sacrifices they have made during what otherwise would be one of the happiest and most memorable times of their life. Please help spread the word of this activity with your friends and neighbors who live in the Westerville City School District. Watch for social media posts promoting the event and share them widely.

Our community has a rich history of rallying behind those who need it most. The Warhawks, Warriors and Wildcats who comprise our Class of 2020 are more than worthy of this unified display of love and support from our public. Thank you in advance for your participation.