It’s something that’s always been there, but perhaps we just haven’t noticed the big block letter “C” on the northern end of the Oquirrh Mountains as much as we used to.
But all that has changed.
Thanks to the mobilization of a dedicated group of students, this landmark letter is quickly becoming as prominent as the hillside “U” in Salt Lake City, or the “Y” in Provo.
Initiated as a senior class project by the Cyprus High Class of 2012, the iconic “C” has been restored through donations from Magna community leaders and members, corporations, alumni, and current Cyprus students and staff.
The improvements include a dynamic lighting system that will brighten the “C” at night with various patterns controlled at the school, and a new coating alleviates the need for constant maintenance at the site and gives the letter a white luster in daylight.
As a culmination of various homecoming celebrations, Cyprus High students, administrators and notable alumni officially unveiled the “C” during the halftime celebration of the homecoming football match.