On Monday, May 15th, students at Taylor County Primary Center learned about the past and gazed into their future during their time capsule burial.
The burial started with all of the students reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and 5th grader Ava Sweet singing the National Anthem. Taylor County Primary Center principal, Melissa Long, shared some facts about what was happening fifty years prior. In 1967, Lyndon B. Johnson was the 37th President of the United States, the Vietnam War was in full swing, the first pictures of Mars were being taken, students in Selma, Georgia were fighting segregation in their schools, teenagers were listening to the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, and the St. Louis Arch was completed.
Mrs. Long then read a short excerpt from Dr. Seuss’ “Oh the Places You’ll Go,” which was very fitting for the event. She then read off all the items that would be buried in the two time capsules. Items included a letter from each primary student written to their 55 year old self, a copy of the Central-Kentucky News Journal, a May 14th Sunday paper, a Manifesto including each TCPC student name, parents’ names, and address, a 2017 car magazine and fun facts about 2017.
Students will come back in May 2067 to open the time capsules! The time capsules were buried in front of the school and students were invited to throw dirt on top of the capsules before they returned to class.
Pictures from the event can be viewed on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/TCSchools/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1365491440172124