PHOTOS: Area Schools Join #BeTheLightMN Movement With Illuminated Stadiums

Schools in the community and throughout the state of Minnesota have joined in the growing #BeTheLightMN movement by turning the lights on at their stadiums to show support for the Class of 2020 and community during the coronavirus pandemic.

Over 200 schools in the state have now joined the movement, which was started by Dumas High School in Texas and found statewide support in Colorado from the Colorado High School Activities Association as a way of providing hope during a time without competitive sports. More state high school activity organizations have joined in encouraging stadiums to be illuminated, including the Minnesota State High School League.

The MSHSL’s John Millea has been sharing information from schools that have announced their involvement with the hashtag #BeTheLightMN on Twitter, with a full running list of schools now available on Facebook as well.

Many local schools have become involved in the initiative. Bagley, Bemidji, Blackduck, Cass Lake-Bena, Fosston, Nevis, Park Rapids, and Win-E-Mac all turned on lights at their stadiums last night, with others planning to do so in the future or on a recurring basis.

Below is an alphabetical list of what area schools have done as part of #BeTheLightMN.

This story will continue to be updated as more area schools announce plans to take part.

Bagley High School

Bemidji High School

Blackduck High School

Cass Lake-Bena High School

Deer River High School

Fosston High School

Menahga High School

Nevis High School

Park Rapids High School

Win-E-Mac High School