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Second class graduates from Fort Washakie High School

May 28, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer

A second group of seniors graduated from Fremont County School District 21 on May 17. The Fort Washakie school honored its three graduates -- Maria Enos, Pauline Siers and Nelson White III -- during its commencement ceremony.

"This is pretty exciting," Fort Washakie High School principal Shad Hamilton said to the students.

The Class of 2014 asked "grandparent" Alice Ferris to be its speaker at graduation.

"Thank you, my grandchildren. I am very proud of you," Ferris began.

Ferris spoke about life's hardships and told the students that if they don't like what they see in the mirror, they are the only ones who can change the reflection.

"Be proud," she told the students. "My door will always be open. I am still here for you."

Hamilton also addressed the students and said he was pleased to get to know them. He said he respected all three of them.

"I have watched each one of you work very hard to earn your diploma," he said. "That accounts for so much."

He added that he hopes Enos, Siers and White will achieve whatever they want in life.

The Fort Washakie class flower was a red rose, the class colors were silver and maroon, and the class song was "Young Forever" by Jay-Z.

The class motto was a quote by manga artist Tite Kubo: "Blooming under a cold moon, we are like fireworks ... Rising, shining, and finally scattering and fading. So until that moment comes when we vanish like fireworks ... Let us sparkle brightly, always ... "

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