The lower half of the plaque displays two penguins on a frozen pond. The penguin on the left, sporting formal attire with a red bow tie, represents the first-ever Senior Prom. The penguin on the right, with hockey stick and puck, represents the girls varsity hockey team’s invitation to play at Frozen Fenway in Boston. The background features three evergreen trees – Isthmian’s symbol – commemorating their win of the Club Cup. The upper half of the plaque features a ribbon banner with the words “Many more hills to climb,” an excerpt from the Nelson Mandela quote below. The initials “NRM” and the dates (1918–2013) mark his passing on December 5, 2013.
After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can rest only for a moment, for with freedom comes responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not yet ended.
From: Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela, p. 554, Little, Brown & Company (1994).