Class of 2010 Pays to Honor MMHS
By: Steve Nicoles
Mira Mesa High School students can look up and see the class of 2010 towering dozens of feet above them. Last year’s graduating class donated more then $11,000 for a mural overlooking the lunch quad area. Alex/Sasha Toporovsky owner of Modern Masters Studio in San Diego, and his staff spent two months painting the 30-feet high wall. “I think it’s great for all of them. I hope it’s here for 30 to 40 years to come so a lot of generations will see it,” said Toporovsky.
According to MMHS Principal Scott Giusti, Most outgoing classes have extra money, and that cash is generally willed to another class. Last summer, after graduation, a group of the former students met with Giusti to tell him they wanted to do something different and leave their mark on the campus. Together, they looked at several possible projects, including sculptures, before deciding on the mural. It showcases a marauder man and women, each 18 feet tall. In the center of the mural is an enormous Mira Mesa High School logo with the phrase “Life is blue and gold”.