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Moffat County grads remember past, provide for future

From left, Moffat County High School seniors Carmen Carrasco, Calden Scranton, Treann Quick, Tiffany Lingo and Diamond Craig put the finishing touches on the Class of 2015 artwork. The five, as well as Jo-El Cole, contributed to painting the piece, which will be on display during Saturday's ceremony.

Time has flown by for the seniors of Moffat County High School, and if you don't believe it, just look at the class artwork.

Several MCHS seniors have spent the past semester painting the commemorative work for the Class of 2015.

Set against a cosmic background, the number 2015 is prominent, with the No. 1 replaced by an hourglass. Instead of grains of sand, the contents are symbols of activities experienced throughout one’s life, with typical high school elements like sports equipment and textbooks at the bottom — the past — and signs of adulthood like bills, marriage and careers yet to fall, indicating the future.

Right in the center is the present, represented by a diploma and mortarboards.

Though six students participated in the piece, including Tiffany Lingo, Calden Scranton, Carmen Carrasco, Treann Quick and Jo-El Cole, it was Diamond Craig responsible for most of the design, sketching the outline and enlisting everyone else to color in the rest.

"I wanted to encompass that this is a milestone, not an ending," Craig said.

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At the bottom, the class motto from American philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson reads, "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."

Finally, the bright blue numbers are filled with the signatures of many of the graduating Bulldogs.

"We wanted everyone to have a piece of it and get everyone to participate," said Lingo, also the student council president, noting not everyone signed but close.

The artwork will hang above the stage during the graduation ceremony. Though it likely won't be seen much after that, another contribution by the Class of 2015 will be enjoyed by many more students to come.

The official class gift is a set of Apple TV devices for use in the classrooms of MCHS. The technology will allow students a new platform for interacting while learning, creating presentations and connecting with tablets.

Lingo said the purchase order will be placed for the machinery once the class knows how much money is left in their budget. Options like remodeling the bathrooms were also discussed, but providing something for the digital age classroom made the most sense, she said.

"We wanted to add to the education here, and we know they'll be trying to push AP classes and technology," Lingo said. "It will make things a lot easier."

Contact Andy Bockelman at 970-875-1793 or abockelman@CraigDailyPress.com.

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