TORRINGTON – They hadn’t been together as a full class for about a decade.
But, as they gathered again just before graduation in May, they remembered being a tight group of friends when they were all in Shannon McCafferty’s second-grade class at Lincoln Elementary here during the 2006-07
“We were all super close in that class,” Keely Schwartzkopf recalled as the students gathered in the lobby of their former school.
It wasn’t just nostalgia that brought the group of now-senior students together this week. Instead of planning graduation parties, looking over college information or just relaxing on a mild, sunny Wyoming afternoon, the students returned to reconnect with a piece of their past.
They were searching for their class time capsule, a white, plastic bucket filled with letters and trinkets they’d buried more than a decade ago in a corner near the playground at the school. While most of the students came from Torrington High School, Anthony Mendoza made the trip from Kelly Walsh High School in Casper, where he’s getting ready to graduate Sunday.
“I think it’s going to be really cool, seeing who comes back from our second-grade class, then opening the time capsule and seeing what we buried,” Mendoza said. “I don’t remember.
“I probably wrote something really stupid,” he said. “But I’m just going to read it, have a lot of laughs and have a good time.”