Aiming for a better self-esteem

Madison Viola, Staff reporter

May 12, 2014

“Don’t compare yourself to others. Find a balance and evaluate the good qualities about yourself rather than focusing on the bad.” - Rachel Colter   “Surround yourself with people who encourage you. If you believe in yourself, that confidence will shine through. Other people will see ...

Self-esteem struggles of teenagers

Self-esteem struggles of teenagers

Madison Viola, Staff reporter

May 12, 2014

Rachel Colter is a senior at FHC. She also has been working at McDonald’s for two and a half years. You may have had a class with her; you may have worked with her before. Though perhaps you did not know she was one of the many teenagers who have associated with low self-esteem. Self-esteem involv...

Twists, turns, tryouts

Madison Viola, Staff reporter

April 13, 2014

The Sensations have ended their run for the 2013-2014 school year, but the upcoming school year is approaching, and it’s time for new members of the team to show what they’ve got.  This year’s senior Sensations made up the routines for tryouts and taught the potentials while also giving them advice ...

Bates Motel: Come check in

Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) and his mother, Norma Bates (Vera Farmiga) sit in front of their newly bought home, which resembles the iconic

Madison Viola, Staff reporter

February 26, 2014

In March of 2013, a new thriller made its way on the A&E network. This suspenseful and enticing drama is called “Bates Motel” and it stars Freddie Highmore (“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “August Rush”) and Vera Farmiga (“Orphan,” “The Conjuring”).  Based on Alfred Hitch...

Preparing for State and Studs

Madison Viola, Staff reporter

February 14, 2014

This Saturday, the Sensations will be competing at the MDTA State competition. The girls will be performing their hip-hop and jazz routines in Kansas City. “We had a really good practice and feel really excited and motivated for State,” senior Taylor Luehrs said. Luehrs feels they get more school ...

The Sensations perform at North, nationals

The Sensations danced with teams from Francis Howell and Francis Howell North at the Francis Howell North Showcase in preparation for Nationals. The team placed 13th with their hip-hop routine and did not place with their jazz routine.

Madison Viola, Staff reporter

February 6, 2014

On Jan. 30, the Sensations left for Nationals which was held in Orlando, Florida at a Disney World Resort. They performed a jazz routine and hip-hop routine. “We were excited. This is the most fun year I’ve ever had at Nationals even if we didn’t place as well as before. A lot of the other tea...

Taking over the nation

The Sensations perform their hip hop dance at Lindberg High School during on of their main competitions. This helped the team prepare for Nationals in Florida coming up this weekend.

Madison Viola, Staff reporter

January 22, 2014

Competition season has only just begun for the Sensations. Their first competition this year was the Yvonne Cole Lindbergh Invitational which was held on Dec. 7. The Sensations performed two routines at the competition: a “Gatsby” themed jazz routine and a rain themed hip-hop routine.   “Lindbergh went r...

Sensations get competitive

Madison Viola, Staff reporter

December 17, 2013

On Wednesday, the Varsity and JV Sensations had their annual Family and Friends Night. This is the night where the team can show off their competition routines in front of their loved ones.   Senior captain Stephanie Henry and sophomore Megan Butts agree that the event went well.   “We w...

Family, friends, competition season

November 25, 2013

  Before every competition, the Sensations have their annual Family and Friends Night. This is the night where family, friends and teachers come to FHC to watch the JV and Varsity Sensations perform their competition routines.   This year, Family and Friends Night will be held on Dec. 4. T...

Sensations face injuries

November 8, 2013

The Sensations are currently practicing with two injured teammates as of Oct. 25. Last month, senior Jennifer Wesley was practicing a hip-hop routine when she rolled her ankle and fell. “It was the worst pain I have ever felt in my life. I was praying it wasn’t broken. I went to Urgent Care a...

Pink N’ Nerdy

October 25, 2013

The Sensations have been gearing up for great performances on their Senior Night and Halloween routines. The senior Sensations that will be acknowledged at Senior Night include team captains Jordan Sneed, Stephanie Henry, Keagan Lumpa, and Alli Benney. The other seniors on the team are Jessica Hyde, Cl...

Puffin’ the powder while the Wolves are huffin’

October 4, 2013

Every year during Homecoming week, the upperclassmen boys sign up to get a little taste of what the FHC Sensations do. The boys dress up in wigs and sequined uniforms and show off their moves that the junior girls of the Sensations made up for them. Senior powderpuff dancers, Connor Hamby and Johnni ...

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