A look back for StuCo

Devin Chen, Staff Reporter

May 6, 2014

As the year drags to an end, the class of 2014 has a lot to look back on. For Student Council (StuCo) vice president Sean Earl, his time in StuCo has given him a lot to say about the club. When Earl joined StuCo two years ago, he did so because of the opportunities that StuCo offered to make an imp...

The people behind Mr. FHC

Devin Chen, Staff Reporter

March 28, 2014

FHC will soon be holding a competition to crown Mr. FHC. More important than the title of Mr. FHC, however, are the people working to bring it to fruition, as well as the candidates on whose talent and character the entire show is built. Senior Shashank Nedungadi brings brains and an A+ attitude to the compet...

StuCo and Red Cross hold blood drive

Senior Zachary Maas winces as a Red Cross nurse holds his IV in place during the StuCo blood drive on Jan. 30. 128 students, mostly juniors and seniors, signed up to donate blood.

Devin Chen, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2014

Assisted by Student Council (StuCo) members, the Red Cross will be eagerly awaiting to bag and tag gallons of students very own homegrown, organic blood. Hosting the blood drive is practically StuCo tradition. StuCo members have been busy setting up the blood drive by corresponding with the Red Cross, collectin...

Special Olympics at Central

Devin Chen, Staff Reporter

January 17, 2014

Tomorrow, Student Council (StuCo) will be welcoming roughly 200 local athletes into the FHC gymnasium to host a local basketball tournament for the Special Olympics. StuCo members will play a valuable role, organizing and helping out with the event. This is the first time the school has hosted the S...

At the finish line

Devin Chen

October 31, 2013

For many cross country runners, the district meet held at McNair Park on Oct. 26 marked the end of the season. Representing FHC at McNair were seniors PJ Brown and Jake Plevnic; juniors Zach McKinley, Jake Drnec, Walter Lembeck; sophomore Nate Limbaugh; and freshman Zach Painter. The only FHC runner to qualif...

Second at Warrenton

Devin Chen

October 23, 2013

On Oct. 4th, the varsity boys cross country team competed at Warrenton, taking second in a 5K race. Running varsity were seniors PJ Brown, Bryan Tracy, and juniors Walter Lembeck, Mitch Devening, and Jake Drnec, sophomore Nate Limbaugh and freshman Zach Painter. Lembeck and Brown medalled at the meet, tak...

Chasing down new personal records

Devin Chen

September 25, 2013

After an exhausting 5000 meter run, the boys varsity cross country team had senior PJ Brown, as well as juniors Walter Lembeck and Zach McKinley, representing Francis Howell Central. The meet was, according to McKinley, a smashing success. “Most of the runners broke their [personal record],” M...

Focus on the Central Focus

Devin Chen

September 24, 2013

Following an exceptional 2012-13 year, the Central Focus turned up as one of the 10 finalists in the tabloid style newspaper category in the Nation Scholastic Press Association’s 2013 Newspaper Pacemaker contest. This year, the contest had more than 300 entries in general, and is also the first ye...

Out of the gate

Devin Chen

September 11, 2013

The boys cross country team’s meet at McNair park is the season’s first 5k, and the results are in. Representing the boys varsity Spartans were seniors P.J. Brown and Corey Blase, juniors Mitchell Devening , Justin Hoth, and Jake Drnec and sophomore Nate Limbaugh. “The course at McNair was different...

Going the distance

Devin Chen

September 4, 2013

As the cross country season kicks it into high gear following their first meet for the year, Coach Matt Van Horn took the time to announce the name of a runner who is deserving of recognition for his years of dedication to the team and the sport. “All of our athletes have accomplished much, simply by ...

FHSD earns an A in new grading system

Devin Chen

August 29, 2013

It’s a grade to hang up on the refrigerator; the Francis Howell School District has been given a 96.4 percent on a recent evaluation under the state’s new system of rating But what does it mean? The new system does away with the previous 14-point system and replaces it with a “report card” m...

Beginning on the right foot

Devin Chen

August 27, 2013

With three weeks of training behind them, the boys cross country team is facing its first meet of the season, scheduled at Quail Ridge. “It’s the first meet for the new freshmen, so everyone is looking forward to seeing how they perform,” junior Mitchell Devening said. “[Also] it’ll be nice ...

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