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After the last performance of “Inherit the Wind,” students (from left) Marc Lodge and Mike Wise give their director, Joan Williamson (Higgs), an orchid corsage.

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Recalling Defining Moments at Fairfax High School

Former teacher there returns for class’s 50-year reunion.

In the foreword to her book, “One Moment,” Joan Williamson Higgs writes, “The moments that define us are almost never predictable or expected. We go through life thinking we are immune to its inevitable tragedies and its heartbreaking surprises.”


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