September 22nd, 2019


Seeking Spaulding Sports Memories for Mural Project

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Calling out to former Spaulding High School athletes and coaches, starting with the Class of 1965 to the present!

Spaulding High School, the home of the Crimson Tide, is turning 50 in 2015, and in honor of this, Our Echo and the staff would like to create a permanent mural that will be on display outside of the Athletic Director’s Office. This permanent mural is meant to honor and celebrate various moments of one’s athletic experience during the time he/she played, coached or both for the Crimson Tide.

The project will begin with the Class of 1965 – because they were the first class to graduate from the new building – and work up towards the present. This permanent mural will be a combination of excerpts or quotes from people (their experiences), candid shots with a quick tidbit (breaking a record or winning a playoff), or photos of mementos (medals/plaques) that can be included on the wall.

Please join in this project to honor the past by doing one of the following:

Written Response

What are the essential characteristics of a Tide player or coach?


Describe a moment in your performance that had a significant impact on Spaulding High School sports.

Visual Response

Submit a photo that you would like to include in the mural. Create a brief caption (under 15 words) that identifies who is in the photo and the story behind it.


Share a unique memento or artifact that can be photographed (examples: sports buttons, bumper stickers, medallions, plaques, varsity S jackets, uniforms, etc.).

The deadline for submissions is June 2, 2014.

When submitting information, please make sure to include your first name and last name (maiden name) and year of graduation. Your written response or visual response (jpg format) can be directly sent to one of the following in electronic format:

Mr. Mike Gilbert, Class of 1966 at mgilbertvt@hotmail.com

Mrs. Joan Lund Shedd, Class of 1973 at JShedshs@u61.net

Mrs. Marilyn Gray (MG), Former Coach of Field hockey & Softball at MGrayshs@u61.net

Ms. Michelle LaFrancis, Class of 1988 at mlafrshs@u61.net

Francis Pinard, Class of 1955 at coachpapa10@gmail.com

Or you can submit your response in hard copy to the Our Echo staff at 155 Ayers Street, Barre VT 05641

Someone from the Our Echo staff would be happy to take a photo of your memento during Block 4 (1:50-3:05pm), or after school. If you are interested in doing so, please contact Michelle LaFrancis at mlafrshs@u61.net or 476-4811. For any questions, feel free to call Mrs. Shedd and Mrs. Gray at 802-476-8545.

Thank you for being a part of this project and supporting the home of the Crimson Tide.

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