A social media campaign this week will celebrate a most unusual school year. The Illinois High School Association Hashtag “We are in this together” campaign aims to unify and recognize student-athletes, educators and the Class of 2020.
On Thursday, high school teams, coaches, parents and fans should post pictures and share memories from their high school sports experiences on all social platforms. IHSA will recognize eight schools including Roanoke-Benson who qualified for the Basketball State Finals.
On Friday, over 400 IHSA schools will turn on the lights of their facilities for the “Lights for the Fight” initative. This is to acknowledge teachers and coaches who have helped light the path for students and athletes. It will also honor first responders and essential workers.
On Saturday, seniors are the focus as communities post on social networks their favorite memories and the impact students and athletes have made during their four years. Anyone making posts during this campaign should use the hashtag: We are in this Together and IHSA, so the posts can be found.