The Howard Hughes Corporation and the Downtown Columbia Partnership are honoring Howard County’s 2020 high school graduates by lighting up the 6100 Merriweather Drive building in Downtown Columbia. On the scheduled virtual graduation day of each high school, the high rise office building will be ablaze day and night with the colors of the celebrating schools.
Students and their families are invited to Azlon Plaza at any time on graduation day to take photos or videos with 6100 Merriweather lit up in the background. Since there are multiple graduations celebrated on the same day, the lighting will rotate in five-minute intervals from one school’s colors to the next school’s colors.
If students post a photo of themselves and the building and #GrowBoldly, Howard Hughes will make a $5 donation to Bright Minds Foundation (up to $5,000). It’s our way of honoring your success and supporting education for all.
The following schools are being honored: