Bellaire Neighbors Light the Night for Class of 2020
Neighbors, friends and relatives came out to celebrate this year’s 77401 high school graduates during the Bellaire Neighbors Light the Night for 2020 Seniors event. Families and community members were invited to participate in the parent-organized special event by driving past seniors’ yards to help celebrate the Class of 2020.
Families of high school seniors decorated their front yards with balloons, signs and lights in honor of their graduates. But the best decorations of all were the actual seniors standing in front of the houses waving and saying thanks to all the friends driving past from 7:20 p.m. until 2020 hours (military time for 8:20 p.m.) honking, waving and yelling, “Congratulations!”
The 2020 seniors really appreciated the Bellaire community taking the time to honor them. The coronavirus pandemic, quarantine and online school have made for a unique senior graduation season including some schools still not even knowing when, where or exactly how they are going to have their graduation ceremonies. It was nice to have a night to just be a graduate that lives in a really great neighborhood.
High schools represented included Bellaire High School, Carnegie Vanguard High School, The Emery/Weiner School, Episcopal High School, Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, The Kinkaid School, The Post Oak School, Second Baptist School, St. Agnes Academy, St. Pius X High School, St. Thomas High School and Strake Jesuit College Preparatory.
These Bellaire homegrown kids are headed to a range of colleges, including Auburn University, Baylor University, Belmont University, Colorado State University, Houston Community College, Lawrence University, Macalester College, Middlebury College, Missouri University, Penn State University, Rhodes College, Stanford University, Texas A&M University, Texas State University, Texas Tech University, Tulane University, The University of Alabama, University of California, Berkeley, University of Cincinnati, University of Michigan, University of Oregon, The University of Texas, The University of Virginia, Villanova University, Washington University in St. Louis.
Editor's note: Class of 2020, we're so proud of you! We want to hear where you're heading next. Share your plans with us in our graduates database and see where your classmates are heading, too.
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