May 7, 2020 Goleta, California – In support of the graduating class of 2020, the Dos Pueblos High School Foundation is crafting a tile mural to celebrate the seniors’ resilience during a disappointing senior year. The mural will capture the iconic moment at the end of the graduation ceremony when each graduate tosses their cap into the air.
Each of the 466 seniors is being given one 6”x6” tile for the approximately 250 square foot mural to design in the way they would decorate their mortarboard for the graduation ceremony. The words “We are Resilient” and “MMXX” (Roman Numerals for 2020) will also be part of the design.
Principal Bill Woodard stated, “With our seniors losing so many rite-of-passage celebrations, we have been working hard to come up with ways to show that their school community cares. The tile mural is a wonderful way to create a lasting tribute to our graduates. On behalf of the class of 2020 and the entire DP community, we are so very grateful to the DPHS Foundation for spearheading this project.”
The mural will be placed on an outside wall at the school and will include a dedication plaque to the Class of 2020, with the goal of completion by the end of summer for a ribbon-cutting ceremony before students head off to college.
“If gubernatorial orders prevent bringing the students together for a celebration in July or August, we will wait until Winter Break so students who are going away for college can participate. This is their moment, so we will wait as long as we need to” stated Rechelle Ringer, DPHS Foundation board member and parent of a 2020 graduate, “What they have accomplished, during a very trying time, is remarkable and worth celebrating for years to come.”
The DPHS Foundation has created a fundraising page at give.dphsfoundation.org/2020 where they hope to raise $10,000 to cover the material costs as well as installation. The DPHS Foundation is a 501(c)3 and all donations are tax deductible. More information can be found at www.dphsfoundation.org.
Dos Pueblos High School
Attn: DPHS Foundation
7266 Alameda Avenue
Goleta, CA 93117
The Dos Pueblos High School Foundation is a non-profit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Tax ID# 47-5229640.