This year’s graduation ceremony will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 1, in the Kennedy Secondary School Gold Gym. There are no tickets required for attending the ceremony, and seating is on a first come first-seated basis. There will be a mandatory rehearsal for seniors on Friday, June 1, at 11 a.m. in the KSS Gold Gym. Of the 188 students graduating from Fergus Falls High School at Kennedy Secondary School, iQ Academy, and Area Learning Center, 87 have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Comments from

Principal Dean Monke

Congratulations go out to our 2018 graduating seniors. We so greatly appreciate your hard work and dedication over these last 13 years, and now you will soon be able to consider yourselves alumni of the Fergus Falls Public Schools. We invite everyone to be a part of our graduation ceremony on Friday, June 1, starting at 7 p.m. in the Kennedy Secondary School Gymnasium. It will be a wonderful celebration with musical selections from our band, choir and orchestra – and just a few short speeches will be shared. We have graduating seniors from our Kennedy High School, our Area Learning Center, and our online IQ Academy all planning to join us for a wonderful evening – doors will open at 5 p.m.

A very special congratulations to our 2018 top high school seniors who are graduating with a 3.9 GPA or higher:  Hunter Eldien, Sarah Huffman, Grace Kelly, Alexandra McKinnell, Clancy Oliphant, Nathan Zierden; iQ Academy: Cody Dauwalter and Staci Paskewitz. These students have shown a tremendous dedication to their academic pursuits to date.

We continue to tell all of our high school students that graduation is only one step along the path that will lead them to success in life – BUT it is a tremendous step forward for our seniors, and we want to wish them all the best as they move off to their college choices, work experience, or military service next year. Best of luck to the Class of 2018!

Class of 2018


Congratulations to our seniors for achieving these milestones:  Kate Koschevar – 1,000 career assists in volleyball; Camryn Appert – set diving records and placed in the state; Harrison Christensen, Katelyn Strand and Nathan Rund scored 1,000 career points in basketball; Nathan Rund –  became the all-time leading boys’ basketball scorer and the career leader in steals, and third in assists, as was Katelyn Strand; Drew Luhning – most career games in hockey and wins with 35; and Camryn Appert set school records in floor, bars and overall in gymnastics. The state participants include: Tyler Hauge, speech; Will Pajari and Will Prody, swimming; Camryn Appert, diving; and Nate Longtin, golf. 

Teacher retirees

The 2018 teacher retirees will be honored by the Class of 2018 at the June 1 graduation ceremony.  Congratulations to Jean Larrivy, Becky Houge, Karen Schneck, Jill Damrau, Joni Wasberg, Laurie Strom, Sue Hanneman and Joyce Monk!  Thank you for your dedicated years of service to the Fergus Falls Public Schools!

Blondeau Fine Arts Festival

The Blondeau Fine Arts Festival, held Thursday, May 24 was a great night of performances and exhibits! Thanks to all who helped in so many ways to make this annual event such a success!

Congratulations to the 2018 Blondeau Fine Arts Festival – Best of Show winners: sculpture category: Sadie Marty –  “Charlie Bear and Maisy May”; photography category: Brooke Gilland – “Life in Your Hands”; digital design: Christa Munsterman – “Sunrise Landscape”; ceramics category: Katie Mach – “Ocean Coils”; mixed mediums category: Greta Christenson – “Red Breasted Merganser”; painting category: Megan Quamme – “Inkwash Portait”; and drawing category: Marissa Marudas – “PHYSIOGNOMY.”

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