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Friday, October 31, 2014
’13 Central grads recreate ’31 photo
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Courtesy Syntax
Art Teacher Mario Bakolov presented the picture to Board of Education Vice President Elise Antonelli on Dec. 11. They were joined by Central senior Rida Javaid and Principal Dr. Joseph Pompilio.

The approximately 80 students who went on the trip, which included stops at the Capitol building, Supreme Court and various monuments, were not told they would be recreating the photo until Bakolov began lining them up outside Mount Vernon. However, once they were told, Bakolov said, their faces lit up as they realized they were going to be a part of something historic.

When the staff and students returned to Central, the two photos were placed together to compare of the two classes. “It was very impressive to see the contrast and how life has changed for all of us,” Pompilio said.

Superintendent Dr. Bill Heidenreich said he enjoyed looking “at the style of dress from both the students and adults in 1931,” and comparing that “to the class of 2013.” He added that it was a great idea of Bakolov’s to take the picture.

At the Dec. 11 Board of Education meeting, student representatives from each of the district’s four schools presented the board with gifts to show their appreciation. Central High senior Rida Javaid unveiled the two contrasting photos, along with Bakolov, to the board.

“This picture connects the support and dedication of this current Board of Education,” Javaid said, “with the support that the Board of Education back in 1931 gave.”

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