The Crookston School District along with the City of Crookston, the University of Minnesota Crookston, and the Crookston Fire Department participated in the “Be the Light” movement on Monday night. The lights on Jim Karn Baseball Field at the Ray Ecklund/Highland Complex and Ed Widseth Field on the University of Minnesota Crookston campus were shining bright as several people took in the event. The Crookston Fire Department also had engines with their lights on in front of both of the fire halls. The lights were turned on at 8:20 p.m. for 20 minutes. The 20 minutes honors the class of 2020.
The “Be the Light” movement is a symbol of hope, and a reminder that people are thinking of the students, even when they aren’t in the school or participating in their activities. Over 230 Minnesota schools participated Monday night.
Governor Tim Walz talked about the sacrifice students and student-athletes are making in his State of the State address on Sunday night – “What you are doing matters. Your sacrifice is keeping people safe…Someday when you have children of your own, you’ll tell them about this moment in history and what you and your neighbors did to help.”