Previously strewn throughout the pathway in front of Building 6, the famous alumni-engraved bricks have been moved, after a legacy of about 20 years, due to campus construction. They are currently being preserved safely on campus for an undecided, yet definitely temporary amount of time.
According to head of construction planning, Assistant Principal Brian Dorn, the bricks were removed in the early summer of last year. “Because of the rerouting of drainage, they will not be able to be put back in the same location … We have to conform to the amount of paved surface [permitted to the campus] since we are located in the swamp and need to have enough drainage,” Dorn said.
The new location for the bricks will be further discussed. “It is going to be a collaboration between staff members and the class that first sold the bricks. We are going to bring back the class president who started the project to work on that,” Dorn said. According to Dorn, the most sensible solution would be to form a patio in front of the auditorium for the bricks, however ultimately everything will be decided by the aforementioned collaboration.
Looking to start a new legacy, the Pine View Class of 2019 is reopening the selling of the bricks for $75 each. Proceeds made from the sale will go to their class. However, where the new bricks will be placed is temporarily undecided.
“It’s sad to see the bricks leaving their traditional spot on campus,” President of Class of 2019, tenth-grader Sachit Gali, said. “However I’m glad that lots of new bricks will be joining them as they are moved.”