Downtown Allentown lights up to honor Class of 2020

The downtown Allentown business community – led by PPL Corporation and City Center Investment Corp.– will be lighting Allentown’s skyline in school colors nearly every night in June to honor the graduating seniors of the Lehigh Valley’s high schools.

With proms, graduations and other senior-year milestones cancelled or postponed this year due to COVID-19, Allentown’s business leaders wanted to shine a light (literally) on students’ achievements.

“Although we can’t celebrate in person this year, we wanted to honor this year’s seniors, who are graduating during unprecedented times,” said Vince Sorgi, who will become PPL’s chief executive officer on June 1.

“While COVID-19 has disrupted plans, it cannot diminish the accomplishments of our region’s seniors, who have left their mark in the classroom, on the stage, on the playing fields and in the hearts of so many proud parents, teachers and loved ones,” said Sorgi. “We wish all of our area’s graduates the best as they embark on the next chapter of their lives. We’re excited about the potential they have to make a difference in this world. Congratulations to all our area high school seniors!”

Starting June 1, buildings throughout downtown Allentown – including the PPL Tower Building, Two City Center, Three City Center, Five City Center and Tower Six – will be lit in school colors to honor the 23 high schools in Lehigh and Northampton counties. The lighting schedule begins alphabetically with Allentown Central Catholic High School and ends on June 23 with Wilson Area High School. The full schedule follows below.

Nightly photos will be posted on PPL Corporation’s social media channels to honor each school. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

The full schedule follows:

School  Featured Color   Date
Allentown Central Catholic High School  Green June 1
Bangor Area High School  Red June 2
Bethlehem Catholic High School  Gold June 3
Building 21 Light Green June 4
Catasauqua High School Gold June 5
Dieruff High School Dark Blue June 6
Easton Area High School  Red June 7
Emmaus High School  Green June 8
Freedom High School  Yellow June 9
Liberty High School  Blue June 10
Nazareth Area High School  Blue June 11
Northampton Area High School Orange June 12
Northern Lehigh High School  Blue June 13
Northwestern Lehigh High School  Yellow June 14
Notre Dame High School  Blue June 15
Parkland High School  Red June 16
Pen Argyl Area High School Green June 17
Salisbury High School Blue June 18
Saucon Valley Senior High School Red June 19
Southern Lehigh High School  Blue June 20
Whitehall High School  Gold June 21
William Allen High School  Blue June 22
Wilson Area High School  Yellow June 23
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