Things You Need to Know About Graduation

A walk to remember


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Students, friends, family, teachers and Administration gather inside the Family Arena for the graduation of the FHN class of 2018. Students this year are given 15 tickets to give to family and friends who wish to attend. Concessions will be sold in the concourse. Suites are being sold by the Family Arena this year. A 12-person suite will cost $260 while a 24-person will run $520. Families can reserve suites by calling 636-896-4211.

By Colin St. Aubin, North Star Reporter

Graduation for FHN is being held at the St. Charles Family Arena on Sat. June 1. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. but students are asked to arrive at their designated areas between 9 a.m. and 9:15 a.m., entering through Gate 4. Students will then be lined up alphabetically by last name. Gate 2 will open for ticket holders at 9 a.m.

Once the commencement ceremony begins, students will file in behind the Graduation Marshall. A series of speeches by both school and district personnel will follow the entrance of students. This short series of speeches is followed by a speech presented by Senior Class President Emma Vernon, who hopes to use this moment as a chance to say goodbye to the people and the school who have shaped who she is as a person.

“I’m hoping to say goodbye to the last 13 years our class has spent together and say thank you to everyone who made me who I am,” Vernon said. “I want to remind everyone how impactful we have been on each other and how fast our time in school went.”

Looking back on the last 13 years of school can become somewhat upsetting as seniors wave goodbye to their classmates who have stood by their side each step of the way, but Vernon believes that this ceremony will leave that lasting mark that will stick with the Class of 2019.

“I’m excited about the whole ceremony,” Vernon said. “I know it’s going to be bittersweet, but I’m excited to share that last experience in high school with everyone.”