WHS brightens up with ‘Under the Lights’ week
By Monica Busch, Contributing Writer
Westborough – The week of Oct. 22 Westborough High School (WHS) held its exciting “Under the Lights” week. During that week, WHS rented stadium lights, and each fall sports team played games underneath them. Attendees were asked to bring donations for local food pantries and community charities. This year a portion of the donations were given to the Marriott family through the new Marriott Family Fund.
“The lights really bring an intensity to the game,” said Sarah Anderson, Class of 2014, “The whole school comes together and cheers for all the different teams. It's really exciting.”
Wednesday night, students gathered on the bleachers, cheering themselves hoarse for the varsity field hockey team. Upperclassmen, the rowdiest of the bunch, chanted and stomped for their classmates throughout the game.
WHS rents the lights intermittently, which means there is no guarantee that there will be lights every fall or spring. This increased community enthusiasm for the special event, bringing students and residents out for every game that week. The first time the Rangers played under the lights was in 2010, which is significant because Friday night football games are an integral part of most high school athletic departments. This week the Rangers were able to participate in that ritual. (Photos/Monica Busch)
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