The Fairfax Class of 2018 received their diplomas in a commencement ceremony held Sunday, May 20, 2018, at Fairfax High School. Pictured are, from left to right: front row – Karrigan Bowling, Leslie Bradley, Tacy Mitchell, and Mickayla Bowling; middle row – Andrew Gibbons, Shane Wallace, Dylan Jeffords, and Keevan Baker; and back row – Conner Marshall, Trey Agnew, and Kwentin Roberts-Swinehart.

The Fairfax Class of 2018 top five seniors are, from left to right: front row – Leslie Bradley (2), Mickayla Bowling (3), and Tacy Mitchell (1); and back row – Andrew Gibbons (4) and Dylan Jeffords (5).


The Fairfax Class of 2018 Salutatorian is Leslie Bradley, left, and the Valedictorian is Tacy Mitchell, right.


The Fairfax graduates, including Tacy Mitchell, above right, handed out flowers and hugs to their loved ones at the end of the 2018 commencement ceremony.


The Fairfax eighth grade class also received diplomas during the commencement ceremony held Sunday, May 20, 2018, at Fairfax High School. Eighth graders include, from left to right: front row – Raegan Crowley, Jaecey Hill, Hayley Palmer, Haley Garrison, Grace Nuno, Olivia Morris, and Stormie Wallace; and back row – Deondre Hughes, Hunter Wolfe, Joshua Smith, Oliver Smith, Cory Stevens, Tony Skeen, III, and Cody Frohn.

The 122nd graduating class of Fairfax High School walked across the stage to receive their diplomas Sunday, May 20, 2018, in the high school gym. Escorted by juniors Tyler Brown and Shelbey Morris, the graduates entered to the band playing “Pomp and Circumstance.” Fairfax R-3 Superintendent Dr. Jeremy Burright welcomed all in attendance and graduate Conner Marshall gave the invocation. The top five seniors were recognized, including: Tacy Mitchell – Valedictorian, Leslie Bradley – Salutatorian, Mickayla Bowling, Andrew Gibbons, and Dylan Jeffords. Tacy Mitchell gave her Valedictorian speech, sharing fond memories of the class.
High School Principal Dustin Barnes presented the eighth grade class with their diplomas. They include: Raegan Crowley, Cody Frohn, Haley Garrison, Jaecey Hill, Deondre Hughes, Olivia Morris, Grace Nuno, Hayley Palmer, Tony Skeen, III, Joshua Smith, Oliver Smith, Cory Stevens, Stormie Wallace, and Hunter Wolfe.
Salutatorian Leslie Bradley then gave her speech, followed by a video montage of senior remembrances. Principal Barnes presented the senior class and with the help of Board of Education President Mike Lewis, handed out the diplomas to: Trey Agnew, Keevan Baker, Karrigan Bowling, Mickayla Bowling, Leslie Bradley, Andrew Gibbons, Dylan Jeffords, Conner Marshall, Tacy Mitchell, Kwentin Roberts-Swinehart, and Shane Wallace.
Graduate Conner Marshall gave the benediction and the graduates exited the stage to their class song, “I’ll Be There For You.” They then handed out flowers and hugs to their relatives and friends before forming a line to receive congratulations from the crowd.
The senior’s class flower was the white rose; colors – kelly green, white and silver; motto – “It’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.” by Abe Lincoln; quote – “I have not failed. I have simply found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” by Thomas Edison; and song – “I’ll Be There For You” by Mark Johnathan Davis. Mr. Jeremy Palmer was the senior class sponsor and attendants at the graduation were Katherine Baker, Kinley Thornhill, Zach Garrison, and Jordan Sutter.