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FHS graduation Sunday afternoon

Seniors will bid adieu to Fairfield High School Sunday as they embark on the next chapter of their life.


Commencement is at 2 p.m. at Trojan Stadium. The class of 2018 has chosen black and silver as its colors, and its motto is, ?We do not need magic to change the world; we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already; we have the power to imagine better.? - J.K. Rowling


Four seniors have arranged a graduation medley to be performed by the FHS choir. The composers are Kolten Webber, Gunnar Mattson, Mitchel Melvin and Phoenix Haessler. Madelyn Smith will give the commencement address. Fairfield does not name a valedictorian.


Schools superintendent Laurie Noll and school board president Warren Schaefer will welcome guests. Vice principal Tim Bartels will present the students who received scholastic honors and those who participated in the Indian Hills Career Academy. Principal Brian Stone will address the class. Noll and Schaefer will award the diplomas.


Visitors will notice students wearing various colors of cords around their neck. Here is what the colors mean:


? Blue and gold cords are for National Honor Society members.


? Silver cords indicate the student has completed at least 60 hours of community service.


? Maroon and gold cords are for students who have completed the Indian Hills Career Academy program.


? Red cords signify the student has donated at least a gallon of blood to the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center. Those students are Hermela Gebremariam, Gunnar Mattson, Hollie Nelson and Trenady Sammons.


FHS senior Darren J. Roberts died in February. His cap and gown will be placed on a chair with a white rose.


In case of rain, the ceremony will move into the gymnasium.


At the conclusion of the service, the seniors will congregate near the bell tower for a class picture.


The last day for seniors was Friday. The last day for other students is Wednesday.