August 21, 2017 is definitely a date to be remembered. A total solar eclipse stretched
across the nation. Luckily Fairbury fell under the thin band of totality with the moon covering the entirety of the sun’s light.
The administrators of Fairbury wanted to make sure today was a day all would remember.
“We talked about doing it, but we basically gave control to the science department. I think it turned out great! As far as history goes this was very rare, neat experience.” Principal Mr. Kroon said.
Central Elementary and Jefferson Intermediate all came to the high school to partake in eclipse themed activities, and viewing of the eclipse on the practice football fields.
Once totality was near everyone was directed to go to the practice football fields right behind the school. As directed students put on their protective glasses and watched the sunlight diminish. As there was a sliver left a countdown began and the sound of awe could be heard across town.
“I thought it was cool. The sky looked awesome!” Britney Scheetz ’18 said.