Charter School to Dedicate Playground Labyrinth to Juliet Burkett Saturday

In a dedication ceremony Saturday, the Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School will honor the memory of Juliet Burkett

Juliet Burkett graduated from the in 2007. In September 2011, Burkett, 21, was in South Dakota.

The labyrinth was installed earlier this year on the MVPCS playground. “The school was looking for a unique way to enhance the playground when this idea was put forth by Teaching Facilitator, Meredith Dillon,” said Development Director Paul Karasik. A labyrinth is not a maze but more of a path leading to a central point and then out again. They are used for meditation, calming and play. According to Juliet’s father, Joe Burkett, Juliet loved to walk labyrinths. 

“Labyrinths are ancient, eternal structures and this seemed like a perfect way to keep Juliet's spirit eternally alive,” said Karasik. “Juliet was like a sunbeam when she entered the schoolhouse. Her beautiful radiance had a powerfully positive effect on all who met her. We will honor her spirit on Saturday morning at 9:30 in a field of play.”

All are welcome to attend the ceremony Saturday, June 23rd at 9:30 am at the in West Tisbury.  

Saranah raposa June 25, 2012 at 07:03 PM
I am so happy to hear about this dedication to my cousin Juliet I am sorry that I could not make the ceremony but I heard it was a beautiful ceremony and we will forever be together in spirit <3 spread your wings Angel forever in our hearts love you always your little big cousin ;) Saranah
Hammer July 06, 2012 at 08:35 PM
God bless Juliet We miss you very much. Cousin Rich - Chicago


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