Fairfield sends off 145 graduates
Posted: 05/26/2012 at 1:15 am
By: Truth Staff
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Shelby Goudey, left, and Abigail Graber are all smiles as they ready to enter the Fairfield High School gymnasium for their Class of 2012 commencement processional Friday evening. (Truth Photo By Mark Shephard)
Hallie Johns smiles as jokes are told in a staging area prior to Fairfield High School's Commencement Friday evening. (Truth Photo By Mark Shephard)
Members of the Fairfield High School Senior Choir perform "Hello, Goodbye" by the Beatles during their Class of 2012 commencement exercises Friday evening in the school's gymnasium. (Truth Photo By Mark Shephard)
$PHOTOCREDIT_ON$Fairfield classmates enjoy a joke from Principal Ben Tonagel before commencement exercises at the school Friday evening.$PHOTOCREDIT_OFF$
Truth Photo By Mark Shephard
NUMBER OF GRADUATES: 145
SPEAKERS: The valedictorians
VALEDICTORIANS: Kami Bender, Alyssa Kauffman, Austin Kaufman, Allison Kitson, Riley Miller, Josh Mullet
SALUTATORIANS: Kaelin Bender, Kelly Miller, Rosalyn Miller, Ashlee Noland
CLASS GIFT: Money from the graduating class will go to help purchase a new sign for in front of the school.
MEMORABLE MOMENTS: The Senior Choir, under the direction of Ben Kambs, performed “Hello, Goodbye” by the Beatles. The Class of 2012 held a candle lighting ceremony as Aaron Duncan, Tavier Haarer, Austin Kaufman and Riley Miller performed an “Irish Blessing” by Don Gray, as Larry Becker accompanied on piano.
QUOTABLE QUOTES: The six valedictorians each addressed the audience and together they used a tree metaphor to plant their messages.
“This is where we were rooted. ... We have grown into men and women of character. ... In addition, I pray that you will cultivate our roots with gratitude. ... Extend your reach as far as you can, but remain rooted in where you have been. ... And allow your heart to always reflect gratitude toward everything that God blesses you with.” — Austin Kaufman