THS set to open 25-year-old time capsule

By NEAL WAGNER / City Editor

The Thompson High School class of 1988 is planning to take a look back in time, and the school is looking for items to place into a time capsule for another 25 years.

The class of 1988 placed items representing its class into the capsule and sealed it behind a cinderblock wall in the school’s lobby 25 years ago. At 2 p.m. on Jan. 25, 2013, the school will take the capsule out of the wall and reveal its contents to the school’s current students.

All THS alumni, especially the class of 1988, are invited to attend the time capsule opening.

After looking at the items in the 1988 capsule, the current THS students will be able to place items representing their classes into the capsule, which will be opened again in 2038.

The Time Capsule Committee will gather items from THS academic and sports clubs, and will allow students to place items in the capsule for a fee. All money raised through the project will be used to install a new brick sign reading “Thompson High School, Home of the Warriors. Presented by the classes of 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016” to replace the wooden sign at the intersection of Thompson Road and Warrior Drive.

Pieces of the old THS sign will then be placed on the wall in the school’s main lobby.

To suggest items to seal in the time capsule for the next 25 years, or to learn more about the event, visit the school’s website at Shelbyed.k12.al.us/schools/ths, or visit the “THS Time Capsule” group on Facebook.com.