Cedar Rapid-area students honored with light display during Graduation Week
The lights on Alliant Energy’s Cedar Rapids Tower will change to the colors of area high schools as a salute to the Class of 2020.
High school students come downtown with their families at the end of May to walk across the stage at the Convention Center and get their diploma. The COVID-19 pandemic forced area school districts to cancel or postpone many of those ceremonies.
“In this time of uncertainty, it’s important to remember that brighter days are up ahead,” said Linda Mattes, Vice President of IT and Customer Operations. “This is our way of recognizing the student’s hard work and determination if they can’t be here in person.”
Each Cedar Rapids-area high school’s colors will be on display starting on May 21.
May 21 – Washington High School – Red and blue
May 22 – Jefferson High School – White and blue
May 23 – Kennedy High School – Green and gold
May 24 – Linn Mar High School – Red and black
May 25 – Marion High School – Red and gold
May 26 – Prairie High School – Orange and black
May 27 – Xavier High School – Blue and silver
May 28 – Metro High School – Purple and black
Alliant Energy wants everyone to have a safe and happy Graduation Day. Visitors downtown to see the lights are reminded to wear face coverings and maintain a physical distance of at least six feet.