When’s the last time you used the word “symposium” in a sentence?

It’s not a common word at all.

Way back when in ancient Greece, Plato got the ball rolling with symposiums, where the elite and intellectuals would get together for food, drink, and discussion about the main topics of the day.

Nowadays, the word symposium is used to describe an event where people get together to discuss and share their thoughts and ideas about a singular topic.

And this exactly what I had the privilege of attending on Monday – the FHS Senior Symposium – where members of our Class of 2023 singularly shared their hopes and dreams for the future.

As I roamed and chatted with the seniors who were presenting their future plans, I admired the enthusiasm and confidence they’re carrying into “life after high school.”

They’re eager.

Parents, community members, and FSD staff members can be proud of our seniors and the excitement they have for shaping our world.

I’ll briefly introduce you to four of the “Senior Symposiers.”

Senior Aiden Elliot

“I want to make the world a better place and help people with their troubles, which is why I would like to be a therapist.”

Senior Rachel Galsterer

“My goal is to be a pediatric nurse and work with children.”

Senior Amelia Karney

“I want to be an elementary teacher just like my role models, my mom and dad.”

Senior Kyle Yagiela

“Electricity and how it functions intrigues me. In the future, I hope to be a part of skilled trades as an electrician.”

These four students represent just the tip of the iceberg of the skills and passion our Class of 2023 will uniquely inject into our world.

I want to thank everyone involved with this year’s FHS Senior Symposium.

I’m sure the students found it aspirational –

and I, for one, found it very inspirational.

I’m glad it’s an annual event.

In closing – and in the spirit of learning – let me pass along this quick video of how a pencil sharpener really works.

I hope you enjoy this inside peek into a pencil sharpener’s inner workings.

And as always, thanks for all you do to support our Eagles!

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