Giving Future Generations a Look at the Past — Rocks Win Time Capsule Contest

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In the year 2119, what will people know about life today in the St. Matthews community?  What should go in a time capsule to be opened in a century?  Those were the questions, and Trinity High School came up with the best answers.

Mr. Louis R. Straub II, Louisville Market President for Independence Bank, informed Principal Dr. Dan Zoeller that Trinity won the High School Division of the Time Capsule contest.

The awards are as follows:

Trinity will receive a check for $1,776. Independence Bank plans a ceremonial check presentation in the fall.

A prize of $177.60 will go to Trinity teacher Mr. Jason Daniel and his science fiction class, which submitted a number of items.

A prize of $177.60 will go to one of Mr. Frank Ward’s English classes.  Junior Porter Hunt, a student in the class, entered the contest.

According to Straub, “May 18 we will have many of the items on display in our building.  Shortly after Independence Day, we will have all the items on display in the glass case in our lobby.  The actual items will be encased in the time capsule sometime after Labor Day.”

Once all groups submitted statements, we picked the best ideas and gathered these items for the capsule. Some of my favorites included a key, a copy of a local restaurant menu, a picture of Trinity High School, and a coin. To top it off, I found a railroad spike near the train tracks that run through St. Matthews and added it to the submission.”

— Trinity teacher Mr. Jason Daniel

Daniel explained the process that led to his class submitting the winning entries: “Since our class is focused on science fiction, we discuss the future and its possibilities all the time, so this seemed like an ideal contest. I made it a class assignment and broke students into groups, letting them brainstorm and come up with ideas.

“Each group turned in a statement justifying the items they thought should be included. Because they are perishable, certain materials like paper, wood, or rubber were not allowed; therefore, students had to be creative and think carefully about the items they chose.

“Once all groups submitted statements, we picked the best ideas and gathered these items for the capsule. Some of my favorites included a key, a copy of a local restaurant menu, a picture of Trinity High School, and a coin. To top it off, I found a railroad spike near the train tracks that run through St. Matthews and added it to the submission.”

 

 

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