Students open time capsule at Colonial Trail Elementary

The school’s first class of fifth graders buried the capsule seven years ago; they returned to open it as high school seniors.

From the Richmond Times-Dispatch:

Seven years ago, Nia Lowe, a senior at Deep Run High School, put a pair of scissors in a plastic bag and buried it along with 59 other mementos from her fifth-grade classmates at Colonial Trail Elementary School. “I chose scissors because I wanted to be good at art. But I’m still not good at art,” she said with a smile.

She and nearly 75 students, parents and teachers from that first year at Colonial Trail returned to the site to dig up the time capsule Monday evening, reminiscing before the students graduate high school and go their separate ways.

I know there’s no ‘rule’ about it, but I was under the impression you’re supposed to leave time capsules buried for 50 or 100 years. Either way, it has to be cool for the teachers from this then new elementary school to see their first group of fifth graders again as high school seniors.

Read more from the RTD.

Photo: Joe Mahoney/Richmond Times-Dispatch

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