FHS Senior Class begins to prepare time capsule for 2033 reunion

Fulton School District Board of Education member Rodney Latty and Assistant Superintendent Suzanne Hull talk with the Fulton High School Class of 2013 about the time capsule sitting on the stage in the high school auditorium Tuesday. The Class of 2013 will be the first to take part in a new tradition where graduating classes bury time capsules filled with notes, items and other memories, to dig up during their 20-year reunion.

Fulton School District Board of Education member Rodney Latty and Assistant Superintendent Suzanne Hull talk with the Fulton High School Class of 2013 about the time capsule sitting on the stage in the high school auditorium Tuesday. The Class of 2013 will be the first to take part in a new tradition where graduating classes bury time capsules filled with notes, items and other memories, to dig up during their 20-year reunion. Photo by Dean Asher.

The Fulton High School Class of 2013 has been counting down the days until graduation ceremonies begin in May, but now they have a new date to look forward to.

In a surprise announcement Tuesday, the seniors learned theirs will be the first class to bury a time capsule on the campus, filled with personal items, letters, notes and other memories, to be dug up at their 20-year reunion in 2033.

The seniors and subsequent classes will bury their capsule on school grounds — either in the circle drive or near the flag pole — at 6 a.m. Saturday, May 18 to cap off the annual Senior All-Night Party.

“It is going to be pretty fun,” said senior Brittany Ledet. “We get to look back at it, open it in 20 years and say ‘oh god, we were so young, now we’re so old.’”

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