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When you’re in the first grade, it’s hard to picture what you’ll be like as a senior in high school. So many things will have changed, and yet, in finding your younger self, you may glimpse some things that are still essential to the person you’ve become.

“Some of the things the children say in letters to their future selves are, ‘I hope you’ll be kind to your friends,’ ‘I hope you’ll play basketball.’ At this point, they’re not even thinking of their future,” said longtime Dillman first grade teacher Christy Montiel.

Montiel organized the time capsule project that was completed on Tuesday or two’s day (02-22-22). During an official ceremony at 1 p.m. that day, the time capsule, was stored in the Dillman Gymnasium attic. It is scheduled to be opened on Thursday, March 3, 2033, when the children are high school seniors.

Six classes, members of the teaching staff and administration, parents and community members were involved in the project.

Some of the items included in the capsule are newspapers, letters from the administrative team, toys the children like to play with, a letter from Mayor Colt Ellis, class photos, letters from their parents and letters to their future selves.

Gail M. Williams

Muleshoe Journal Correspondent

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