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Photos: Friedell Middle School says Farewell

A "Friedell Middle School says Farewell" event took place on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at the middle school in Rochester.

Friedell Middle School says Farewell
Nyamuoch Lul, left, Madelyn Desjardins, Nelly Revzin, and Grace Pickering, all 12, sing karoke during a “Friedell Middle School says Farewell” event on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at the middle school in Rochester.
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Friedell Middle School says Farewell
Paula Gonzalez, 13, left, and friend Evie Meeks, 14, make a handprint together during a “Friedell Middle School says Farewell” event on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at the middle school in Rochester. Both were upset with the closing of the school as they will now be in different buildings.
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Friedell Middle School says Farewell
The sixth grade choir performs during a “Friedell Middle School says Farewell” event on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at the middle school in Rochester.
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Friedell Middle School says Farewell
Friedell music teacher Jason Wright plays the piano as students perform during a “Friedell Middle School says Farewell” event on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at the middle school in Rochester.
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Friedell Middle School says Farewell
Amarya Watkins, 13, sings alongside peers while performing during a “Friedell Middle School says Farewell” event on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at the middle school in Rochester.
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Friedell Middle School says Farewell
Friedell teacher Ashely Morgen cheers for students during a chorus concert at a “Friedell Middle School says Farewell” event on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at the middle school in Rochester. Morgen described the event as bittersweet.
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Friedell Middle School says Farewell
The crowd looks on at a choir concert during a “Friedell Middle School says Farewell” event on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at the middle school in Rochester.
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Friedell Middle School says Farewell
Rosie Cox, 11, left, Amara Wilson, 7, and sister Jael Wilson, 10, try out different poses in the photo booth during a “Friedell Middle School says Farewell” event on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at the middle school in Rochester.
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Friedell Middle School says Farewell
The sixth grade choir performs during a “Friedell Middle School says Farewell” event on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at the middle school in Rochester.
Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin
Friedell Middle School says Farewell
The crowd looks on at a choir concert during a “Friedell Middle School says Farewell” event on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at the middle school in Rochester.
Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin
Friedell Middle School says Farewell
People make handprints during a “Friedell Middle School says Farewell” event on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at the middle school in Rochester.
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Friedell Middle School says Farewell
Handprints line the hallways during a “Friedell Middle School says Farewell” event on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at the middle school in Rochester.
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Friedell Middle School says Farewell
Thank you letters lay on a table during a “Friedell Middle School says Farewell” event on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at the middle school in Rochester.
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Friedell Middle School says Farewell
A “Friedell Middle School says Farewell” event is held on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at the middle school in Rochester.
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Friedell Middle School says Farewell
People congregate around food trucks during a “Friedell Middle School says Farewell” event on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at the middle school in Rochester.
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Friedell Middle School says Farewell
Alex Borisch, 11, stands over a “Going out of Business” chalk art during a “Friedell Middle School says Farewell” event on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at the middle school in Rochester.
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Traci Westcott is a photojournalist for the Post Bulletin covering the southeast Minnesota region. Before she moved to Rochester, she was a photography intern for the Dubois County Herald in Jasper, Indiana. Readers can reach Traci at 507-281-7470 or twestcott@postbulletin.com.
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