Painting a Legacy

Adding the finishing touches to the class of 2015 hand wall, senior Will Sexton, the mural’s designer, paints the cityscape of St. Louis. The class of 2015’s mural portrays the St. Louis night sky in full detail- from the Mississippi River, where the students hands are, to the pride of the city, the gleaming Gateway arch. “When I was coming up with a design for our hand wall, I was inspired by St. Louis’ progressive presence in the news this year. Our quote, “so you the best of men , raise up this city” from Sophocles is really fitting with our painting because it’s our hands raising up St. Louis to make our city a better place to live in,” Sexton said.