New York Mills students celebrate milestone by opening time capsule

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - Thursday was the 100th day of the 100th year of the New York Mills School District.

And students and teachers celebrated in a unique way -- by opening a time capsule from 1957.

The time capsule was taken out of a cornerstone in the building, and the staff wasn't even 100 percent sure anything would be there when they broke the wall.

Some of the contents of the capsule included the signatures of every teacher and student from 1957, a handbook with air raid instructions and a 1957 penny.

All of the current students researched their school's history and gave a presentation as part of Thursday's assembly.

"I think for any institution to last 100 years, whether it's a business or school or organization, I think is reason to celebrate," said Audrey Foote, a teacher at New York Mills.. "Some thing don't last 10 years. One hundred years is a significant event."

There were two presentations on Thursday -- one for the high school and one for the elementary school kids.

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