The graduating class of Apache Junction High School’s class of 2020 will shine in a way like no other class in the school’s history.
Beginning at 8:20 p.m. Friday, April 17, the lights on the football field will shine for 20 minutes to honor the school’s graduating seniors.
The lights will continue to go on every Friday at 8:20 p.m. until May 21, or until further notice. The school is at 2525 S. Ironwood Drive in Apache Junction.
“We invite the community to help us honor our seniors by turning on their porch lights on each Friday night at 8:20 (20:20 military time) and keeping them on for 20 minutes in honor of the class of 2020,” said Dr. Chris Lineberry, principal of AJHS.
“Additionally, we are planning for prom and graduation, as well as a few special events between now and those events. We will let students, parents and the communities know the dates as soon as we are cleared to begin to ease off of social distancing by local and federal officials," he said.
Due to COVID-19, the graduation ceremony for high schools, prom and other events across the nation have been cancelled or postponed.
Editor's note: Sally Marks is Apache Junction Unified School District's public information officer.