#BeTheLight - Postponed to May 27th

Porch Light Participation for Graduating Seniors

Stacie Bartro
May 14, 2020 - 9:58 am
#BeTheLight for the graduagting class of 2020 - May 20th 6-10pm

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#BeTheLight, an event scheduled for community members to join in the celebration of graduating high school seniors, has been postponed due to the weather.

The evening event has been moved to Wednesday May 27th.

Latest press release from Greenville County Schools Direcor of Media Relations, Tim Waller below:

Due to weather predicted on Wednesday during our scheduled #BeTheLight Senior Celebration, Greenville County Schools is postponing the event until Wednesday, May 27th. 

 This event was designed to give faculty and staff from the schools the opportunity, while appropriately maintaining social distance, a way to visually celebrate the seniors as students drive through the campus.  The inclement weather would reduce the availability to have faculty and staff outside in the elements, and the decision to reschedule was made in hopes that the possibility of better weather next week would allow for a more enjoyable experience for the students and staff.

 Individual schools may communicate additional information leading up to May 27th if applicable.  As part of the #BeTheLight Celebration, all Greenville County Schools Athletics Complex lights that were scheduled to be turned on for the Class of 2020 will also be postponed until next Wednesday, the 27th.



5/14/20 - The Coronavirus Pandemic has certainly mucked up traditional graduation ceremonies for the Senior Class of 2020, but it isn't stopping Greenville County Schools!

Wednesday May 20th, a special night is planned to recognize graduating seniors and Greenville County residents are asked to participate, it's called:


Residents are asked to turn on porch lights to show support for the graduating class.  High School football stadium lights will also shine as seniors celebrate at their schools in drive-through celebrations.

And at 8:20pm, everyone is asked to wave their smartphones or flashlights while in their yard.

Photos can also be submitted for sharing, a link has been shared on our website.  

Press Release from Greenville County Schools Director of Media Relations, Tim Waller, below:

We have a big night planned for the GCS high school Class of 2020! On Wednesday, May 20, Greenville County residents are asked to #BeTheLight for seniors who have had to make sacrifices due to the COVID-19 pandemic. From 6-10 p.m., residents are asked to turn on their porch lights to honor the graduating class. High school football stadium lights will also illuminate the night sky as seniors take part in drive-through celebrations at their schools. And at exactly 8:20, people everywhere are asked to wave their smartphones or flashlights while standing in their yard. Other ways families can honor seniors include:

  • Put signs/balloons/streamers in front yard supporting the Class of 2020
  • Decorate mailbox with high school’s colors and logos
  • Wear favorite high school colors
  • Send in pics of families under the lamplight or with yard signs/decorations to BetheLight@greenville.k12.sc.us
  • Tag social media posts with #BeTheLight 

What a great opportunity for everyone to be part of this well-deserved celebration of our seniors!

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