May 26, 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.
The full schedule follows:
|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|