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The online home of the Central Focus

Illustration by Birdie Brereton
AMIable AMIdst AMI
Abby Myers and Hannah Halterman March 1, 2024

Mike Wondel, the lead pastor at Church of the Shepherd, ladles soup into the bowl of a young student. The young student smiles up at Wondel, happy to have a meal on a day...

Seniors Everett Scott and Faith Green pose together. They have been dating for over a year and have built a tight knit relationship with each other.
Learning to Love
February 16, 2024
A person surrounded by negative words that people with different body types will hear throughout their lives. When one comments on anothers body, its deeply damaging to their psyche, which can cause many averse effects to them.
Everybody, Nobody
February 9, 2024
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Freshman Jayla Robinson aims herself toward the basket and shoots. This game took place on February 6th and was against the Francis Howell Knights.
Back Boarding Records
Ava Schriber, Staff Reporter • February 28, 2024

The girls basketball team gets ready for a long bus ride down to Washington High School for yet another tournament. After the previous tournament at Nixa in Springfield, Missouri,...

Senior Camrin Watkins pins her opponent at a meet on December 13th against Howell.
Wrestling With Success
February 22, 2024
After they defeated Fort Zumwalt North in the district semifinals on Oct. 13, seniors Sydney Webb and Ashley Leible head toward their dugout to celebrate with the rest of their teammates. The team posted a 14-20 record this season and advanced to the district championship.
Taking Life's Throws
February 15, 2024
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Junior Edward Wilson playing the role of Dungeon Master in the groups current D&D Campaign: Its A Small World. The club met after school on Feb 14, 2024 in Mr Barths classroom, room 141.
Roll for Initiative
Ian Rashleigh, Staff Reporter • February 15, 2024

Rising from the depths of mystery, a group intent on having fun through the fantasy roleplaying game known by many as “Dungeons and Dragons,” or D&D for short.  The...

Students exchanging gifts for the holidays through special events like Secret Santa. Many people use gift-giving as a way to love others.
Literacy In Love
February 1, 2024
Senior Natalee Shipley places 5th in the Congressional Debate. The debate took place on Dec 8 and 9.
That's Debatable
January 3, 2024
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Junior Noah Gunnar positions his headphones on his ears. Music acts as a calming stress reliever.
Battling Beats
Ava Schriber, Staff Reporter • February 15, 2024

As our world constantly develops and advances in technology, we are always craving more out of the platforms we invest in. People are always questioning if the brands they...

Stan Lee and many of the characters he created in his comics stand together, loved for their personalities and development. But now characters no longer have the same appeal as they once did. Illustration by Marvel studios.
Missing: Stan Lee
February 13, 2024
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Freshman Caleb Calvin stares at his phone during his Spanish II class. Foreign language classes have lost many students attention in the last few years.
Students Bid Foreign Language Classes Adieu
Hannah Halterman, Staff Reporter • January 4, 2024

Freshman Caleb Calvin sits scrolling on his phone in his Spanish II class after finishing his assignments for the day.  Although Calvin likes the class, he isn’t sure if...

Emily Tobin holds up a flag while walking with the rest of the Color Guard.
Catching The Moment
November 30, 2023
 The singer SZAs opening credits before her concert.
The Concert Craze
November 15, 2023
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Traffic during dismissal time at the end of the school day. The many cars being backed up is a daily occurrence for the FHC student parking lot.
A Disorderly and Disastrous Parking Lot
Abby Myers, Staff Reporter • February 21, 2024

A car alarm is blaring and catching every student's attention. A student driver in the school parking lot just backed into a parked car, causing the alarm to go off and distracting...

Hallmarked Holiday
Hallmarked Holiday
February 14, 2024
Illustrated by Birdie Brereton
Temporary Affairs
February 7, 2024
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Gavin Bearup is a junior and this is his second year in FHC publications. He has two dogs and an outdoor cat who’s rarely inside. His favorite food is sesame chicken and crab rangoons, and his favorite...

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Social studies teacher Mrs. Jane Kelley smiling at the camera. Shes wearing a shirt with rectangular designs as she talks in the podcast about fashion.
A Fashionable Entrance
Ava Reyes and Lillian Seithel February 12, 2024

In this podcast, Photo Assignments editor Ava Reyes and Staff Photographer Lillian Seithel interview Mrs. Jane Kelley. They discuss Kelley’s...

Dancing through the Eras
Dancing through the Eras
Summer Suarez and Lillian Seithel February 1, 2024

The Sensations held their Taylor Swift Eras Tour dance camp for grades kindergarten through eighth grade. Members of the dance team took different...

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