A gift from the graduates
Posted Friday, May 1, 2015
It was a graduation gift from the graduates.
Loveland High School (LHS) wants to offer a sincere note of appreciation to the 2015 Senior Class for the presentation to the school of a life-size cast bronze tiger sculpture. Students respectfully named the tiger to honor Seth Mitchell, a captain and pilot in the United States Marine Corps and a 1997 Loveland High School graduate, was killed in action in Afghanistan in October 2009.
"As every class does at the end of senior year, we wanted to give the school a gift to leave a lasting mark of the Class of 2015,” said Senior Class Representative Clayton Walker. “We named the tiger Seth because there was only a banner to remember Captain Seth Mitchell at the high school. Banners will wear out eventually, so we wanted something that would be around much longer in order to remember our hometown hero."
“There is no better name for this tiger,” said LHS Principal Chris Kloesz. “We are so appreciative of our senior class for giving our building such a unique gift to treasure; it will long hold a special place in our hearts.”
Seth the Tiger is prominently displayed on a rotating basis in the main lobby area and LHS Media Center. The sculpture was purchased using class funds students worked for and saved during their four years at LHS, as well as from the support of a very generous gift from the parents of one of the seniors.
“This class gift is truly unique and represents the thoughtfulness and extraordinary Tiger spirit of the Class of 2015,” said Kloesz.
Photo caption: Seth the Tiger proudly on display in the LHS Media Center.