Alliant Downtown Tower to reflect bright future for Class of 2020

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – May 18, 2020 – The lights on Alliant Energy’s Cedar Rapids Tower will change colors to recognize area high schools and honor the Class of 2020.  

Typically, many high school students come to downtown Cedar Rapids with their families at the end of May to walk across the stage at the U.S. Cellular Center and receive their diploma. The COVID-19 pandemic forced area school districts to cancel or postpone those ceremonies.

“In this time of uncertainty, it’s important to remember that brighter days are up ahead,”

said Linda Mattes, Vice President of IT and Customer Operations. “Changing the lights on our Tower is our way of celebrating this important milestone in the lives of these students and their families.”

Each Cedar Rapids-area high school’s colors will be on display starting on May 21.

May 21 – Washington High School – Red and blue

May 22 – Jefferson High School – Blue and white 

May 23 – Kennedy High School – Green and gold

May 24 – Linn Mar High School – Red and black

May 25 – Marion High School – Crimson and gold 

May 26 – Prairie High School – Orange and black

May 27 – Xavier High School – Navy and silver

May 28 – Metro High School – Purple and black

Alliant Energy wants everyone to stay safe as they celebrate their graduation. We remind visitors who come downtown to see the lights to wear face coverings and maintain a physical distance of at least six feet.

Alliant Energy’s Iowa energy company, based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, provides regulated service to 490,000 electric and 225,000 natural gas customers. The company’s mission is to deliver the energy solutions and exceptional service customers and communities count on – safely, efficiently and responsibly. Alliant Energy (NASDAQ: LNT) is a component of the Nasdaq CRD Sustainability Index, Bloomberg’s 2020 Gender-Equality Index, and the S&P 500. For more information, visit and follow us on LinkedInFacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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