Friends, family gather to salute FA Class of ‘18

Dennis Mansfield, Contributing Writer

Photos by Dennis Mansfield

After commencement exercises on June 3, the 45-plus members of the FAHS Class of 2018 gathered outside their now former high school for the traditional tossing of the caps to celebration their graduation.


FIFE LAKE – The 42nd annual commencement exercises at Forest Area High School on Sunday, June 3, had everything a graduation celebration should, as friends, family members and supporters said a final farewell to the senior class.

The FAHS Class of 2018 included more than 45 students who received their high school diplomas on Sunday.

But, before the seniors walked up to receive their diplomas, as well as shake hands and get a hug from one of the school district’s administrators, the featured speakers of FAHS teachers Brandon Deike and Andrew Smith provided a few laughs, as well as a final lesson.

“Everyone plays a role in this life,” Smith said. “You want to play the part.”

The two teachers focused on various words, as well as encouraging the seniors to take a positive approach to life after leaving the halls of FAHS.

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