Congratulations to the FHS Grads of 2020
This past Friday, Ferndale High School held its graduation ceremony in the school parking lot with horns honking and plenty of cheering. One by one, the pickup trucks and SUVs moved into position at the center stage and out jumped the graduate to receive her or his diploma from FUSD Trustee Danella Barnes-Penman as Superintendent/Principal, Beth Anderson, called out the names.
We would like to acknowledge two graduates, in particular, who were awarded Indivisible Ferndale scholarships.
On her IF Music scholarship application, Paola recognized her dad as a major influence in learning to play multiple instruments. She even plays in a band with her father. She will be attending College of the Redwoods in the fall.
Not only was Paola the recipient of an IF music scholarship, she also received the IF vocational education scholarship. She is interested in art therapy which is a specialized area of mental health that uses art materials and the creative process to explore emotions, reduce anxiety, increase self-esteem, and resolve other psychological conflicts.
Paola’s senior quote is “I hope to make the same sacrifices for my children that my parents made for me.”
On his IF Music scholarship application, Haven stated that he grew up in a musical family. He plays several instruments and sings. He is involved in Ferndale High’s music and community programs. Haven will be attending CSU Sacramento to continue his music education.
Haven’s senior quote is “Music is my religion.” – Jimi Hendrix
Congratulations to both Paola and Haven!
Speak Out Against Racism
If you haven’t visited Paulina and Arne Petersen’s front yard then you are missing an opportunity to support the message “Speak Out Against Racism.” Kristie Fellows came up with the idea to show our support by placing flowers below the sign. Within 24 hours, beautiful bouquets and plants appeared below the sign. In addition, visitors began leaving notes of support tacked to the sign. As the number of notes grew, Arne had to build a separate stand to display them.
One note in particular, from Jere Bob and Carol Bowden, is a beautiful poem entitled “Forgive Us.” Read Jere Bob’s poem here.
There is always room for more flowers and notes. Please stop by.
Stay safe and strong. Together, We are Indivisible.