Scribner says the time near sunset will allow people to see changes to the Fort Worth skyline. The West 7th Street bridge and several buildings will be lit the district's colors of "New Day Blue" and "Gold Seal Gold."
The district is urging people to go outside their homes to cheer and make signs and banners. People are encouraged to post pictures online with #FWISDClassof2020.
"We want to show our appreciation for the significant milestone they have achieved," Scribner says. "This has been a historic year, a difficult year. We want to send them out with a shout-out."
Scribner and Mayor Betsy Price will celebrate at Price's alma mater, Arlington Heights High School. They will be joined by three cheerleaders and three drummers who are graduating, but that event will not be open to the public. Price graduated from Arlington Heights.
"Our focus for [the graduating class] is summarized in three words: they're accomplished, they're determined, and they're resilient," Scribner says. "This is a historic class who've overcome tremendous obstacles."
Fort Worth has 4,928 seniors graduating high school this year. The district will hold a "virtual graduation ceremony" June 20 and will host voluntary in-person ceremonies at Farrington Field and Clark Stadium June 23-26.