John Marshall seniors create locker mural as senior project

(ABC 6 News) – A group of John Marshall seniors came together to leave a lasting impression on their school by painting a mural on the lockers.

The students have been working on this in their free time after school since December and finished the project a few weeks ago. They say they wanted to strike a balance between the books students will read in the curriculum and books they can read on their own. Books on the mural range from "To Kill a Mockingbird" to "The Great Gatsby."

"It’s kind of nice having such a wide range of books to look at. I feel like it kind of reflects JM’s diversity and when you’re doing large pieces like this you want the community to see themselves reflected in that," senior Amina Sheriff said.

The seniors said this was a great bonding experience with their peers and they hope to leave behind a legacy.

"Just the process of actually doing it was super fulfilling. Like it’s something that I’d recommend for any high school student but especially seniors to kind of have something that feels like you’re giving a little bit back to the school after soaking in so much for like 12, 13, 15 years," senior Xander Fuhrer, who organized the project, said.

Senior Manal Assoula, who also worked on the project, hopes this inspires future students to paint more lockers, especially the senior classes to come.