When the plastic storage container was unearthed in 2013, it was a bit of a disappointment. Water had seeped in through a crack, so pretty much everything except a plastic Garfield didn’t survive.
As part of EHOVE’s 50th anniversary celebration, a new time capsule has been buried near the east entrance of the high school office building. As a student council project, English teachers Deedra Fife and Karly Garcia led the effort of gathering a new batch of items to represent the students, staff members and the school in 2018.
Photos, signed T-shirts, technology items, patches, hair curlers that light up, a yearbook and several other items from a variety of career-tech programs made the final cut. The original Garfield also joined the new items in the new time capsule.
To make sure this time the contents are intact for the next opening in 2028, the new time capsule is made of PVC pipe with capped ends sealing it tightly. It also needed to look great on the outside, so collision and refinishing students painted it a brilliant gold and placed the official 50th anniversary seal on the exterior.
Staff and students gathered for the official time capsule ceremony Nov. 20. After a quick overview by Principal Erika Beckman, the group met outside to place it in its new home until 2028.