Adam Bartley

“Everybody roots for him,” Bartley said of his character, “The Ferg.” He said it was great to have a character with so much room to grow.

The Foundation for Eden Prairie Schools' second Beyond the Diploma Alumni Speaker Series on Oct. 2 will feature Adam Bartley.

Bartley, a 1997 Eden Prairie High School graduate, is an actor who has starred on television series such as "Longmire" and "This Is Us." The event will tak eplace 7 p.m. Oct. 2 at Eden Prairie High School.

"He will be speaking on a range of topics including how his formative years at Eden Prairie High School, and the teachers that inspired him, propelled him to a career in acting and what happened along the way," according to a news release.

Funds raised from the event will support grants for Eden Prairie School District teachers and staff to enhance student learning. FEPS has awarded more than $32,000 to support programs in schools in 2017.

Tickets cost $25 for adults, $15 for students and $65 to attend a meet and greet reception after the event. The meet and greet ticket includes admission to the general event. The ticket prices are tax deductible.

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