At RRHS, history is written on the Grad wall.

By Gordon Lambie
At RRHS, history is written on the Grad wall.

Walking through the halls of Richmond Regional High School is not very different from a stroll through either of the Eastern Townships other English high schools, or from any other high school in Quebec, really.

The view is a bit different though.

In the weeks leading up to the end of every school year, a small group of students from RRHS’ graduating class paints a mural on the wall. On the night of their graduation, the whole class will sign it, leaving a mark of their choosing that will last as long as the paint and permanent ink allow. It is a tradition that goes back decades that has transformed the hallways of the school into a colourful living history of the school.

“Some are better than others, but I love looking at the grad walls,” said Ursula Cadeau, one of two secondary five students working on the class of 2016’s mural. “I know my dad has one downstairs. It’s fun to have a part of you stay in the school.”

Read the whole story in Tuesday’s Record.

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