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June 13, 2018

Among numerous decorated mortarboards, Luke Flierl's calls to "live without excuses" and "travel without regret" in German. Flierl spent time in Germany as an exchange student. For more photos, check out our photo gallery!

An overflow crowd packed Sweet Home High School's Main Gym Friday night for the Class of 2018's graduation exercises.

The ceremony was moved indoors after weather reports predicting almost certain rain – which materialized, breaking a dry spell that extended back to mid-April.

Other than a fire alarm that went off during the playing of the Star Spangled Banner by the Concert Band, reportedly triggered by moisture in the swimming pool area, things went smoothly as 132 graduates received their diplomas.

Salutatorian Ally Tow opened the program by admitting that "it's weird to think that th...



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