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  • NHS Induction Ceremony - April 21
  • Scholar Athlete Banquet - April 28
  • Exam Week - May 18-21
  • Cap & Gown Delivery - May 14
  • Graduation - May 20
  • Senior Awards Ceremony - May 14
  • Prom - April 25
  • Extended Advisory - March 12
  • Hope Week - April 6-10
  • Spring Break - March 16-20
  • Seniors last day - May 8th
Riley Smith
Why, hello there! My name is Riley Smith, and this is my second year on The Flyer. English has always been one of my favorite subjects, and Flyer is an experience like no other. I have enjoyed learning journalism throughout the year and am excited to be returning to the staff! I am just as excited as I look in my bio picture, which is from my first day of school in kindergarten (in case you were wondering).
To be honest, most people know me because I’m with the band. I joined marching band freshman year and have been marching ever since. I am so excited for this year’s show, “Birds of A Feather…”. We’re going to kill the competition (figuratively)! Last year, I was a Section Leader of the clarinets, and this year I was chosen to be Woodwind Captain. I always have to remember, “With great power comes great responsibility.” But I’m allowed to mess around a little, too, right?
So as you can guess, band takes up a lot of my time. When I’m not working on band stuff, I like to read for pleasure, watch Dr. Who (or Sherlock every other year when it comes out with a new three-episode season), sleep, eat, shop and hang out with friends (band and non-band). Unfortunately, I often have a lot of homework and not too much time, but I can usually make time for my favorite stuff.
At school, I am involved in lots of clubs and organizations, including marching band, pep band, Wind Ensemble, Pit Orchestra for the Spring Musical, Octagon Club, Muse Machine, Spanish Club and National Honor Society. These things all take up a lot of time, too, but I absolutely love doing them. I enjoy the new experiences and I’m thankful to be a part of these groups.
I am so amazed to finally be a senior here at FHS! All of my friends and I are in denial (the river in Egypt). How did they trick me into thinking that four years was a long time? I think this will be a fantastic senior year.
I don’t know how everything always gets done, but it does. Hope school is going well for you, reader, and thanks for reading my bio! :)


Riley Smith, Flyer Staff

May 03, 2015
11th Hour captures silver in national contest; auditions set for May 11 (Story)
May 03, 2015
PLTW Engineering wins 6th Ohio Real World Design Challenge (Story)
May 02, 2015
Fairmont Industries Plant sale begins Monday (Story)
May 02, 2015
Allied Health and Biotechnology programs win at state competition (Story)
Apr 29, 2015
Seniors receive cords celebrating blood donations (Story)
Apr 29, 2015
Fairmont National Honor Society welcomes 70 new members (Story)
Apr 09, 2015
Fairmont’s music program plans to succeed with ‘How to Succeed …’ (Story)
Mar 18, 2015
As Harper Lee’s 89th birthday approaches, fans eagerly await her “new” novel (Story)
Feb 04, 2015
Netflix encourages binge watching by bringing subscribers thousands of movies and shows (Story)
Dec 03, 2014
Fairmont alum who beat anorexia works to help others defeat their eating disorders (Story)
Oct 30, 2014
Dystopian themes draw today’s teens into books and movies (Story)
Sep 12, 2014
Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ delivers a new crew of inspiring heroes (Story)
Jun 28, 2014
Hundreds of visitors at book-signing seem to be ‘ready for Hillary’ (Story)
May 15, 2014
National Honor Society welcomes new Fairmont inductees (Story)
Apr 01, 2014
FHS seniors help senior citizens again, while some juniors get involved in new volunteering program (Story)
Feb 26, 2014
The Fault in our Child Stars (Story)
Feb 05, 2014
Pentatonix’s ‘Vol. 2’ provides further proof of group’s range and depth (Story)
Jan 10, 2014
Buddy System allows volunteers to interact with Fairmont Industries students (Story/Media)
Nov 06, 2013
Fairmont classrooms gallery (Media)
Oct 23, 2013
Staff and students hope voters see the need to pass levy (Story/Media)
Sep 27, 2013
21st Century Classroom excites students and staff while encouraging collaboration (Story)
Sep 11, 2013
Yo-Yo Ma and friends thrill Riverbend audience with ‘Goat Rodeo Sessions’ (Story)
The school newsmagazine of Kettering Fairmont High School.
Riley Smith