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Neighbors Growing Together | May 22, 2017

FHS students to walk down memory lane before graduation

By Nicole Major, Ledger staff writer | May 19, 2017
Fairfield High School seniors celebrate their graduation at Trojan Stadium in 2016. This year, the graduating seniors will visit Pence, Libertyville and Washington elementary schools, and Fairfield Middle School, before saying their goodbyes.

In a little more than one week, Fairfield High School graduating seniors will walk across a platform and into their new lives, but before they end their high school careers, they will return to where it all began.

Tuesday morning, FHS seniors will walk through Pence, Libertyville and Washington elementary schools, as well as Fairfield Middle School.

“This is the second year that we’ve done the walk with the graduates and it’s an excellent opportunity for younger students to see what it means to graduate. The students enjoy it, but the staff in the building really enjoy seeing the finished product,” said FHS principal Brian Stone. “It’s pretty emotional for some of them; it’s a long road, and a lot of people have played big parts in it, as students have gone through the Fairfield school district — we appreciate that.”

After the walk through, students will return to the FHS campus for graduation practice and a special senior lunch sponsored by parents.

The big day is at 2 p.m. May 28 inside Trojan Stadium. If weather is inclement, commencement will be held inside the FHS gymnasium.

This year’s colors are black and silver.

Anuja Pharasi, who recently received the Governor’s Scholar Recognition for her academic achievement, will provide words of wisdom to her fellow classmates.

School superintendent Laurie Noll and school board president Phil Miller will also address the class.

The FHS Band will play under the direction of Jim Edgeton, and the VOX Choir will render selections under the direction of Zach Reiter.

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