We have faced many losses in our community and nation, both big and small, over the past year. On the anniversary of our shutdown, we commemorated our hardships while looking with renewed hope at the future. As published last week, Upper school students and faculty in all divisions memorialized the loss of over 500,000 lives by filling bean bags with 500,000 beans. Some of these are embellished in dedication to specific people lost during the pandemic.
The 300+ bird bean bags are arranged in the shape of a wing in flight to represent our sense of hope and our quest for peace and freedom. The original artwork was designed by teacher Sarah Wiseman and silk screened by various upper school volunteers. The memorial is exhibited in the front office.