Student Council plans mural to start new senior tradition

StuCo is planning on adding murals to honor current and future graduating classes


Kevin Allen

This new tradition will give all senior classes the opportunity to contribute to MHS.

Mead Student Council has proposed a senior mural to help connect the community and offer graduating classes the tradition to leave a legacy behind and be remembered. 

“The student council members came to me, and they were looking for another senior project to take on,” said Principal Dr. Brian Young. “They had this idea where they [wanted] every graduating class to help sponsor a mural to be put in our building.”

“We brainstormed this idea we’ve seen from other schools as a class gift,” Principal Young continued. “They want to start this as a [senior] legacy.”

To gather ideas about the content included in the mural, StuCo sent out a Google Form to seniors earlier this year to brainstorm. Responses will be sent to the art department to be made into final sketches for seniors to vote on in the near future.

As for the mural’s location, the plans for that have already been looked at.

“We’re looking above the lockers specifically in D, G, and E hallways,” said Principal Young. “It helps add some well needed color in the hallways.”

He continued, saying it “helps the seniors leave their mark” after their time at MHS.

Each graduating class will have a different and unique mural, which helps differentiate between the classes in the future and makes each mural extra special. It’s a new and fresh idea that many other schools don’t have, so StuCo and administration hope it inspires senior classes to leave something meaningful behind.

“People always talk about wanting to be a part of something bigger than themselves,” said Jordan Lahr (‘24). This mural “gives them the chance to”.

Administration and StuCo have the goal to have it done by the end of the school year, though there is no official set date for the mural’s completion as of now.

“I hope it creates a really cool piece of art we can look back at and see the differences between each class and how [they’ve] evolved since then,” said Adisyn Rademacher (‘25). “[I hope it’s] something each class can get excited about.”