A time capsule was buried in 2002 by students at Spark M. Matsunaga and Longview School and will be opened at an event at the school that will be broadcasted live on YouTube at 10am today (Friday, June 3rd). Matsunaga Elementary and Longview School, is named in honor of Senator Spark Masayuki Matsunaga from Hawaii. He was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1962, and later served in the Senate from 1977-1990. Matsunaga Elementary is the first school in Montgomery County named after an Asian-American. The school is also the first co-located school in Montgomery County and represents an end of separating students with special needs from their peers.
To commemorate the co-location of these schools, students raised $2,100 in 2002 for a time capsule that has been displayed at the school’s Media Center. In addition, students and their families have contributed written works and letters that will be included in the capsule. The capsule will be opened in twenty years when its count-down clock reaches zero, which will be at 10am today.
You can watch it live here on YouTube.