“Most kids throw themselves a big senior party or they go on a big trip with all the money they’ve raised as a class. Not these guys. They put all their money into this gift.”

-— Mount View High School Principal Lynda Letteney, explaining why she was so impressed with what she called the “selfless gesture” of this year’s senior class. Members of the Class of 2010 raised about $4,500 to purchase an eight-foot-tall sculpture of the school’s mascot, the mustang, and the sculpture is now mounted on a cement base in front of the school.