FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — To show support and to honor 2020 high school graduates, officials with the City of Fort Wayne announce they will light the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Bridge in downtown Fort Wayne starting this weekend.
On Thursday, Mayor Tom Henry announced that each high school in Allen County will have their school’s colors represented on the MLK Bridge May 16-21.
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Beginning at dusk each evening, lighting on the bridge will transition between the colors of all 18 local high schools.
“Graduating high school is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It’s unfortunate that many of our high school seniors will not celebrate their accomplishments due to the COVID-19 situation,” Mayor Henry said. “As a community, we want to show support to our graduating seniors by recognizing their hard work and achievements. I offer my sincerest congratulations to all of the 2020 high school graduates.”
Students and families are encouraged to take photos of the MLK Bridge and share them on social media.
The public is reminded to practice social distancing and take precautionary safety measures.
Congratulations to all of our 2020 high school graduates. I wish you all the best of success.
In celebration of your achievements, Fort Wayne will light up the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Memorial Bridge in different area school colors from May 16-21. pic.twitter.com/dJQQWYT49M
— Mayor Tom Henry (@MayorTomHenry) May 13, 2020
Here is the full list of local high schools that will be recognized:
- Bishop Dwenger
- Bishop Luers
- Blackhawk Christian
- East Allen University
- New Haven
- New Tech Academy
- North Side
- South Side