East Hill Time Capsule

About 525 people gathered at the Chateaubriand reception hall in RDP on October 15 to celebrate the completion of East Hill School’s Millennium Project. In April of 2000, the entire student body of East Hill embarked upon this project to celebrate the arrival of the new millennium by creating a time capsule, in which every student made their own miniature capsule where they wrote in it what their hopes and dreams would be for the future. Each of the student’s mini time capsules were then placed into the larger time capsule, which was modelled after the Mercury space capsule that was used for space exploration by American astronauts during the early 1960s, sealed and remained on display in the lobby of the school until it was opened 10 years later. The former students in attendance at the event – who were students at East Hill during the 1999-2000 school year – retrieved their mini time capsules and were curious to see if what they wished for 10 years earlier became a reality. Also present was former East Hill principal Maria Cesta, who was the school’s principal at the time that the Millennium Project was underway, who recited a poem she wrote to commemorate the occasion called “A Voyage in Time.”