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Senior Sean Earl works in Mr. Cross marketing class, which is closely affiliated with the DECA program.

DECA goes to state competition, two advance

Erin Schroeder, Print Executive Editor March 25, 2014

On March 16 - 18, 32 state qualifiers from FHC took part in the DECA state competition. Among them, seniors Abbey Schneider and Sean Earl qualified for the International Current Development Conference...

DECA supports MDA with shamrock project

DECA supports MDA with shamrock project

Erin Schroeder, Print Executive Editor March 3, 2014

Until this Friday, DECA will be asking for donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Those who donate a dollar or more will receive a shamrock with their name on it, which will be hung on...

Junior forward Shane Quinn shoots at the teams game against Howell North on Jan. 25. Central won 3-1 and will move on to their postseason.

Looking back, moving forward

Erin Schroeder, Print Executive Editor January 30, 2014

On Jan. 25, the hockey team closed its regular season with a 3-1 win against Howell North. Reflecting on the season, junior Matt Dickens sees a combination of teamwork and talent to be the cause for...

The Spartans face off for the puck at the beginning of the game. The Hockey team won their game against Holt 13-2.

Hockey team unites, works cohesively

Erin Schroeder, Print Executive Editor January 26, 2014

For the hockey team, a huge factor in the outcome of each game is the cooperation of the team and how well they work together. Because of the frequency of players missing games due to being out of town...

Students take a test in Mrs. Dennigmans AP Psychology class. Testing takes up much of their classtime and often times forces the lessons to be shortened.

High stakes tests take over

Erin Schroeder, Print Executive Editor December 17, 2013

High stakes tests, standardized tests that will result in important rewards or repercussions for the test taker, have been rapidly growing in prevalence in schools around the nation. The weight and importance...

Normandy School Board withholds money to pay transfer bill

Erin Schroeder October 26, 2013

On Oct. 24, the Normandy School District Board of Education met to discuss upcoming bills associated with students who transferred to higher performing schools at the beginning of the year. A 3-2 vote...

Mrs. Hessel

Erin Schroeder May 6, 2013

In the midst of pressures, the constant barrage of homework, and stress, to find yourself in a classroom that encourages questions is seen as a haven. Knowing that your teacher will do everything in her...

The HiLite

February 19, 2013

Dear HiLite staff, My name is Erin Schroeder. I’m an editor for Central Focus newspaper in Cottleville, Missouri. I just wanted to tell you how impressed I was with your publication--specifically,...

Supporting Spencer

January 23, 2013

Straying from its usual audience, January 17’s district board meeting was chock full of protesters. Holding signs proclaiming, “Equal treatment for all teachers” and “Hall of fame Spencer, hall...

Teacher of the Year 2012-2013

Erin Schroeder January 22, 2013

Every year, one teacher out of FHC’s staff is named teacher of the year. This award recognizes teachers that are seen as going above and beyond by both students and teachers. This year’s recipient...

Christmas with (or without) Scotty McCreery

Erin Schroeder December 13, 2012

Scotty McCreery’s new album, “Christmas with Scotty McCreery,” is comparable to a really bad meal, where the only thing that keeps you truckin’ is the dessert that comes at the end. The great...

Bringing college to the forefront

Erin Schroeder December 7, 2012

“We’re hoping... that you go away, and have fun,“ said Janet Pelletier, Amanda’s mom, with a laugh. Going into her senior year, Amanda Pelletier’s family hoped for her to be able to have the...

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