Thirty-one beautiful faces with bright futures graced the stage at Fowler High School Friday night as the Class of 2014 celebrated their graduation day.


Thirty-one beautiful faces with bright futures graced the stage at Fowler High School Friday night as the Class of 2014 celebrated their graduation day.


Following the invocation delivered by seniors Dean Klinkerman and Shaylin White, and the national anthem performed by the Fowler Junior/Senior High School band, Fowler School District superintendent, Steven Grasmick welcomed friends and family to the ceremony.


Overcoming impossibility, living with determination, achieving success, and finding passion were the topics of a combined speech delivered by co-salutatorians Nicole Waggoner and Hannah Carey, and co-valedictorians Lindsey Moss and Lacey Clemmensen. The girls encouraged their classmates to carry on with their individual and unique plans using the lessons and experience they gained during their time as Fowler Grizzlies. They ended their address on a light note, willing “gifts” to their fellow seniors.


Beloved retiring business instructor at Fowler High School Jackie Dorenkamp, delivered the commencement address, telling the graduating class they have a clean slate as they embark on a new adventure. She encouraged them to overcome whatever stumbling blocks were sure to pop up in their future endeavors. “I know you will figure it out,” she told them.


Guidance counselor, Donna Aragon, announced scholarship awards totaling almost $500,000, followed by the presentation of the Class of 2014 by principal Russell Bates. Fowler School Board member Kyle Doak presented diplomas.


Topping off the evening celebration was the traditional senior video including highlights of the students’ time together over the years and individual childhood pictures evoking both laughter and tears as memories were shared.


Closing graduation, the benediction was given by Moriah Shields and Shailee Dunbar before the class exited the stage to “Fanfare and Recessional.” And finally, Grizzlies, both past and present, joined together singing the Fowler High School Fight Song.