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UM paying tribute to Montana graduates with colorful show

Posted at 10:23 PM, Jun 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-07 12:02:12-04

MISSOULA — For the Class of 2020, their families and friends, this year has been surreal. So it seems fitting to add another special memory to an unexpected end to their school careers.

All this week, the University of Montana has been paying tribute to the graduates of all five of Missoula's urban high schools, with a campus light show.

Each night, the historic Main Hall has been ablaze with each school's colors. Wednesday night it was the blue and gold of Big Sky, while thousands of white lights have brought the "M" to life high above on the slopes of Mountain Sentinel.

Photographers and family have been capturing the view every night. And it's been especially poignant for seniors like Jaden Brinda, stopping on the oval for their own pictures and memories.

UM President Seth Bodnar says the lights were the university's way to celebrate the accomplishments of all the graduates.