Published in the June 22, 2017 edition
By BILL LAFORME
NORTH READING – A group of past and present North Reading High School students have put up a plaque at the school commemorating the time capsule they buried on the grounds a couple of years ago.
This week, recent NRHS graduates Madison Cezzuto (’14), MacKenzie Sturtevant (’15) and Class of 2017 members Emily Zhang and Gabby Lanzaro joined current Student Council members and student council advisor Amy St. Arnaud The four graduates had devoted considerable time and effort to getting the time capsule project off the ground during their time at NRHS – while they were still at the old building. A letter that they signed will await the students of 2065, as will a number of items from the earliest days of the high school, including yearbooks, a prom dress, football and hockey programs, newspapers, photos, essays, old uniforms, and more. Some of the items were contributed by members of the first-ever North Reading High School graduating class some 60 years ago.
“What a gift to the future,” said St. Arnaud, explaining that the time capsule is a stainless steel rectangle about three feet tall. She also credited Flint Memorial Library Director Sharon Kelleher for her assistance with a list of items in the capsule that will be kept on file there for the coming years.
The capsule has been buried somewhere on school grounds since the later stages of the building construction project, and GPS coordinates have been left behind for the future students.