By Nick Sestanovich
A parting gift from Benicia High School’s 2008 graduating class has finally seen the light of day, and it can be seen by anyone who drives into the front parking lot or even passes it by when driving down Military West.
Every year, the outgoing senior class announces its Senior Class Gift. The funds are raised through the Associated Student Body through fundraisers and events, and the gift is disclosed at that year’s graduation ceremony. The class of 2008’s senior gift was to have a mural that read “Home of the Panthers” with the latter word being painted in a blue and gold, graffiti-esque font.
However, senior gifts can take a while to be fully implemented and this one was no exception. The idea to complete it stemmed from a conversation between Principal Brianna Kleinschmidt and Leadership Adviser/Activities Director Mary Wheat.