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Senior John Emery and sophomore Esther Davis shrink away from a witch, played by senior Hailey Stephens. Returning Spotlight Players Emery and Davis play the baker and his wife in the musical Into the Woods.

Conquering the woods

Jessica Mugler, Copy Editor April 25, 2014

It’s a daunting task for a group of high school students to perform a “classic” story in a play or musical. These shows, often involving princesses and princes, such as Cinderella, or a beloved children’s...

Sole state swimmer

Jessica Mugler, Copy Editor February 28, 2014

The girls swim team sent freshman Carli Buchanan to the state meet, where she swam the 100-yard butterfly on Feb. 21. Although she did not rank in the top 16 during preliminaries to make it to finals,...

Sophomore Megan Smith swims the 100-yard breaststroke. At the conference meet, Smith took first in this event and missed the state time by .5 seconds.

Girls swim team places third at GACs, sends one to state

Jessica Mugler, Copy Editor February 14, 2014

Last night, the girls swim and dive team competed in the GAC competition against 11 other schools from across the area. The team placed third overall, with only Francis Howell and Fort Zumwalt West ahead...

Sophomore Sydney Lechner swims backstroke in the teams meet against Francis Howell North. The girls won this meet 111-62.

Swimming through the snow

Jessica Mugler, Copy Editor February 6, 2014

Missed practices and rescheduled meets for the girls swim team have come with the abundant snow days and canceled after-school activities the weather has forced upon the district. Three meets have been...

Diver Holly Ryan prepares to perform her first dive. Ryan won first place in Tuesdays meet.

Senior swimmers sent off with victory

Jessica Mugler, Copy Editor January 30, 2014

On Tuesday, the girls swim team honored its six seniors. The Senior Night celebration took place halfway through the team’s meet against Duchesne High School, who they beat 101-83. “We got to celebrate...

Swim team triumphs in win

Jessica Mugler, Copy Editor January 16, 2014

On Tuesday, the girls swim team earned a massive 135 points to win its meet against Hazelwood Central, whose team scored 52 points. This high score was supported by the multiple sweeps the team took in...

Kicking off the wall

Jessica Mugler, Copy Editor December 20, 2013

  The girls swim team has completed its first two meets of the season, picking up two wins and one loss along the way. On Dec. 11, the girls swam in a tri-meet against Fort Zumwalt West and Liberty....

FHC teammates swim together in practice. They used kick boards to practice their strokes.

Swimming in sync

Jessica Mugler, Copy Editor December 17, 2013

Twenty-six swimmers and five divers make up the girls swim and dive team. Only three seniors were lost from last year’s team, and 10 new swimmers joined this year. Coach Jessica Graslie believes this...

Succeeding amidst failure

Jessica Mugler November 20, 2013

This past weekend, Youth in Government (YIG) was busy debating, campaigning and electing. The 24 club members traveled to Jefferson City for the annual convention along with 500 other aspiring politicians....

A bill’s life

Jessica Mugler October 30, 2013

The goal of members of Youth in Government (YIG) that are a part of the legislative branch is ultimately to get their bill passed. This happens at the annual Jefferson City Convention, which takes place...

A spoken superior

Jessica Mugler October 10, 2013

At last year’s Youth in Government (YIG) Jefferson City Convention, a Speaker of the House was elected. One of FHC’s own, senior Brittany Schenk, was chosen. As the House speaker, Schenk has important...

Helping out in time of emergency

Jessica Mugler September 23, 2013

At 10:45 a.m., students and teachers in their fourth hour classroom at Francis Howell North were told to evacuate the building. The students were sent to the football stadium, where they were told that...

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