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By Brittany Allen

Stadium lights come up to honor GHS 2020 athletes on Friday nights



Delaney Peters has played on the GHS softball team every year of her high school career and is sad to have missed her final season.

For many high schoolers, athletics produce some of the fondest memories, as well as multiple future opportunities, they'll have before college. The spring athletes of the Class of 2020 at Goldendale High were not afforded their last season of memories and competitions.

To recognize those athletes, the high school has been lighting up the football stadium at 8:20 p.m. (or 20:20 in military time-for the class of 2020) every Friday. People are discouraged from congregating at the field but have been known to cheer or honk from their homes or nearby streets when the lights go on.

"It's just a quiet celebration that these kids are missing out," said athletic director Ann Cochran, noting that s...

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