BY MARISA MERCURIO
On May 26, Stranahan Elementary closed the school year with a momentous event. Enclosed with a variety of mementos including photos, trinkets, artwork, crafts, and letters, the school buried a time capsule. The event also included an unveiling of marquee pillars donated generously by Richard Jackson of Myles Construction and his team.
In addition, Leslie Black spoke about her experience as a student in the first class of Stranahan in the 1950s. She contrasted the world she grew up in during her time in elementary school to the present, while stating that her class and today’s class still share the wonderful experience of attending Stranahan and drawing inspiration from their teachers. She concluded, “As you remember your days at Stranahan Elementary, I hope you will feel grateful for your experiences here.” Reading teacher Tammy Garrison then read from her Dr. Seuss-inspired book about Stranahan, which was also put into the capsule.
After each teacher added their class’s contribution into the time capsule, it was lowered into one of the pillars to the cheers of the students and faculty alike. The capsule will be unearthed in 2055, at the 100-year anniversary of the school’s opening