Students at ACE create time capsule for the year 2035

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Students at the Academy for Classical Education are leaving memories for the next generation.

The school sealed off its first time capsule that students say will reflect where they are now and where they hope to be.

“There are a lot of things that for whatever reason touched somebody at this moment in time and in 20 years they’ll get to open that up,” Laura Perkins, the co-founder of the school, said.

Hundreds of students at ACE put in bag after bag of stuffed animals, books, and even letters like the one Sam Forsyth’s mom left for him into a time capsule.

“I’m not sure what it says, but I can’t wait to read it,” Sam said.

The school, which opened its doors in 2014, filled the 55 gallon drum with memories from how the school began.

“I wanted the students to see the impact that their path today has on those scholars 20 years from now,” Esterine Stokes, the school’s other co-founder, said.

Next to where the capsule is buried, a Gingko tree is planted. Perkins says she hopes it’ll grow and be a reminder to students about how they too have grown.

“People of character, people of honor, people who know to take care of one another, to be kind to people. We say to them every day to be nice. I just want you to be nice. Be the best version of yourself,” she said.

“Before ACE, I was at home school and I was pretty much all by myself. I had really two or three good friends and now I have a whole family at ACE and I love it,” Sam went on.

A family environment for staff, parents, and students.

“I hope 20 years from now, they’re still proud an ACE scholar, that they will want to participate and be part of the school even 20 years from now. I hope some of them come back to be teachers and certainly parents here,” Stokes said.

Teachers and staff already have a date and time set for when they plan on opening the time capsule — April 22, 2035.

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