Students build to preserve memories
Matt Johnson and Noah Whitlock, juniors at Sandy High School, have created the school's next time capsule, to be presented and filled with Sandy artifacts at the school's Centennial Celebration on Saturday, May 20.
The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school, 37400 Bell St., and include an introductory ceremony with speeches from honored guests and alumni, tours of the newer facility and numerous displays of artifacts from 100 years of learning and experience.
"They're the kind of students who complete their required work early and ask 'What can I do next?" Teacher Paul Panula explains. "Whatever they complete, they always pay great attention to detail."
Johnson and Whitlock are students of Panula's manufacturing class, and he chose them to complete the memorializing project.
"We thought it seemed like a fun project," Whitlock says. "We had a lot of free range. It was cool to be able to collaborate ... being able to build it from scratch."
The steel capsule took the duo about a month of class time to build, and is decorated in salmon, bear and mountain embellishments.
"It feels great leaving a legacy behind," Johnson notes.
"It's cool to know that thing's going to be around long after we're gone," Whitlock adds.