The stage in our stadium was set.

And I’m thrilled to report to you the events honoring our FHS Class of 2022 grads a few days ago were fantastic.

I’ve got three big reasons for feeling this way:

  1. The young women and men in our Class of 2022 earned their diplomas through their school years with distinction, character, and compassion. They were incredibly worthy of every honor they received.
  2. And once again, FHS Principal JoLynn Clark, our school event coordinators, FSD staff, parents, and our community partners went the extra mile to coordinate celebrations filled with meaning and joy.  (Thank you!!!)
  3. Along with their treasured diplomas in their hands, I’m sure our grads are embarking on “what’s next” with a good understanding of what blues-singer B.B. King meant when he said, “The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.”

Most definitely, our grads are well-prepared and are now more than ready to succeed in achieving their future plans.


Baccalaureate was held on Sunday, May 22 at 3:00pm at St. Lorenz Worship and Event Center. 

During this service, pastors from several local congregations shared messages of congratulations and well wishes via video messages that were played during the service. 

Baccalaureate in its entirety, can be viewed on the St. Lorenz Facebook page @StLorenzFrankenmuth

Honors Night 2022

Honors Night 2022 was held in the evening on Sunday, May 22 at the Bronner Family Performing Arts Center. 

During this event, 48 seniors were awarded more than $150,000 in local scholarships!

We are grateful to our generous community for their contributions to these students’ futures.

Our community helps our Eagles soar year after year!


Commencement 2022 was held on Thursday, June 2 at 8pm on the FHS football field. 

The Graduation Committee, made up 8 FHS seniors, selected Elizabeth Laux as their commencement speaker.

The Class of 2022 also inspirational words and memories from Valedictorians Collin Fall and Jake Pattok and Salutatorian Hailey Lenhard.

We couldn’t be prouder of the 125 members in this year’s senior class.

We’re excited and eager to see where their bright futures take them!

Our grads aren’t the only ones planning new futures!

Please join me in congratulating these two teachers who are soon retiring from FSD after many years of dedicated service to our students and families.

Tom Burzyck 

“Mr. Burzyck” has been a teacher for 25 years, 22 of which have been at EFR.

Throughout his career, he taught science, band, various exploratory classes, and led many extracurricular groups. This includes coaching middle school volleyball and advising the EFR Student Council.

Tom was always willing to take on new responsibilities, whether advising, coaching, or simply working behind the scenes running the sound and lights during events on the cafeteria stage.

Given his varied interests, Tom is looking to experimenting and expanding his hobbies during retirement. Being a total science geek, no doubt he’ll enjoy making, breaking, fixing, and building things. Plus, he’ll now have ample time to ask himself the very questions he always posed to his students: How does this work? Why isn’t this working right? What can I do to make it better?

Of course, Tom will also have time for his much-loved hunting and fishing pursuits – and we all wish him the very best in retirement!

“Mr. Burzyck” was generous with his skills and talents and was mainstay at EFR for more than two decades. He will be missed!

Keri Hudec

“Mrs. Hudec” began teaching in 1993 in Carrolton, where she tested the waters in preschool, 1st grade, and 2nd grade.

When Keri came to the Frankenmuth School District in August of 1999, she had found her home, both in Kindergarten and at List Elementary.

Keri is a gentle soul, filled with laughter, love, and a kindness that is valued by everyone who knows her.

She has taught thousands of children over the years including most of the FSD staff’s children!

Keri brought her love of teaching and learning by mixing classroom work with smiles and fun, teaching her students a love of school and of learning new things.

The students, parents, and staff view Keri as “priceless,” so she will be missed by one and all.

We wish her all of happiness she has given FSD through the years – and much sunny weather as she sits back in her camper in Tawas. Go Green!

Tomorrow, June 10, is our last day of classes.

Thank YOU for your support in making this past school year a great one!

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