Fifty years from now, most members of the Washougal High School class of 2011 will be retired and many will have grandchildren, some close to graduating.
As mind-blowing as growing older is for many teenagers, the fact of the matter is that it happens quicker than any of us expect.
That is what inspired Emily Carroll to put together a time capsule for her senior project.
“I really have been fascinated with this stuff for a long time,” she said. “I thought putting together a time capsule would be fun and I also wanted a unique idea for my senior project, something that no one has done before.”
Carroll chose the 50-year mark to open the capsule because, by then, “I will have lived, loved, cried and truly experienced life,” she said.