The idea for the Grad Mural of 2021 was to show the adventures our class accomplished and to suggest the many upcoming journeys we have yet to complete.
Although our grad class had a strange final year, we were able to come together to show the importance of unity.
Before the pandemic, our grad class was able to grow as individuals. We learned important skills, such as communication, teamwork, leadership and resilience. We wanted to reflect our ongoing learning and growth with the image of the path.
We have finished one part of our life, but we still have many mountains to climb and many experiences to live through.
Another important aspect of our mural is the inclusion of the Secwépemc word “tsqwtsqwetséts,” which means moving forward in life, or transitioning.
This connects with our theme, but more importantly, we wanted to acknowledge we live on the ancestral lands of the Secwépemc people.
Graduation will mark our final gathering before we transition into the next stage of life.
While some of us will continue to live and learn close to home, many will travel or attend schools far beyond Kamloops.
Regardless of the path we find ourselves on, we’ll likely never forget our years together.
The mural will be on display during the Graduation Commencements (which is happening in our gym this year), then it will be mounted on the school wall as a legacy to the 2021 Grad class.
Sa-Hali has a long tradition of Graduation murals decorating their building. Each mural is signed by the graduation students before they leave.
— Grad Legacy Mural art team