Be the Light
Following Graduation at 8:20 pm, Virginia High School will light up the Bearcat Athletic Facilities for 20 minutes in honor of the following groups:
- Bearcat 2020 Graduates
- All First Responders and Medical Personnel that continue to battle the COVID 19 virus
- All BVPS Staff Members and Retirees
The facilities involved include:
- Gene Malcolm Stadium
- Boyce Cox Field
- Bristol Little League Softball Field
- Sugar Hollow Park
- Bearcat Gymnasium-no public access
- VHS Track
- VHS Tennis Courts
Please feel free to drive by any of the outdoor facilities in honor of those people listed above. Please note that the Bearcat gymnasium will not be accessible, but you should see that it is lit up from Long Crescent Drive and VHS Parking Lot. Should you visit any of these other facilities please follow all CDC recommendations and maintain appropriate social distancing guidelines.
To the Bearcat graduates of 2020, go out into this world and be the light. Work and strive to do those little things that make this world a better place. Be that beacon of light that someone needs when things seem to be the darkest. As a strong Bearcat Nation we will persevere and get through this together. Congratulations on becoming a graduate of Virginia High School!
To all first responders and medical personnel - THANK YOU today and always for your hard work, professionalism, and dedication to the cause. You put it on the line every time you answer the call and again Bearcat Nation says thank you!
To all BVPS Staff Members & Retirees - This ceremony is also another way to give another Bearcat thank you to all BVPS staff members that have rallied together during this pandemic to continue to put the children and families of Bristol, Virginia, first. Finally to all our BVPS retirees: Carol Propst, Raejean Harman, Ben Talley, Janet Black, and Jewell Cardwell - we take this opportunity to say thank you for the amazing impact that you have had on children and families of BVPS during your many years of service and wish you all he best of luck in all of your future endeavors!
Virginia High School
“Home of the Bearcats”
1200 Long Crescent Drive
Bristol, VA 24201