Seniors at San Miguel High School in Tucson, AZ, unveiled a lasting, creative tribute to their school community that shares their story.
The 51 seniors put in 40 hours brainstorming, drafting, and creating the 21’ x 8’ mural of steel and recycled stained glass. They revealed their final product April 3, which is displayed on the inside wall of the campus courtyard. The theme of the mural is “Enter to Learn, Leave to Serve,” one of the themes that guides the students of San Miguel and all Lasallians.
“This mural is much more than just pieces of glass glued together to make an image, it is a story of our lives and reminds us of our beliefs and values,” said senior Cheyenne Alvarado.
The students and a teacher created this inspirational video to share the story of the creation of the mural which reflects their personal journey as San Miguel students.
Students also designed and created a mosaic table and three benches based on the prayer of St. Francis of Assisi. The mural and benches were created in partnership with Sonoran Glass School and donations from: Scorpion Wrought Iron, Joseph Valerio, Tucson Stained Glass, Arizona Steel, Courtyard, Target Foundation and the San Miguel High School art department.
This is the first senior project of its size and impact at San Miguel and it has inspired upcoming classes to brainstorm ways they can also leave their legacy.