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Kayla Fettig races to get the ball before her opponents.

Next Stop, The Championship!

Aniya Sparrow, Photo Editor-in-Chief May 19, 2023

  The varsity girls soccer team has been unstoppable this season, with a record of 13 wins and only 3 losses. The district championships are just around the corner, and the girls have to beat...

Freshman Maggie Skebo dazzles the crowd with her performance.

The Final Countdown

Aniya Sparrow/ Raina Straughter/Caroline Tarleton, Photography Staff April 27, 2023

The student body gathered in the large gym for one last pep assembly for the 2022-23 school year. On Thurs., April 13, the school celebrated the academic, athletic and extracurricular success from...

Joey Seevers and Jerry Forno stand and rock center stage.

They Had the Time of Their Life

Aniya Sparrow, Photo Editor-In-Chief April 27, 2023

The annual Mr. FHC competition had a packed crowd to watch 16 boys showcase their different talents, competing to win the title of Mr. FHC. On Fri. March 10, the boys prepared their entrances, answered...

Jade Del-Rosario Schroeder walks up to receive her medal.

Shining Seniors

Aniya Sparrow, Photo Editor-In-Chief April 6, 2023

Over 200 seniors from all three high schools in the Francis Howell District attended the 4.0 luncheon on Fri. March 31. The 4.0 luncheon is an annual event held for seniors that have maintained a G.P.A...

Scott Harris dances with Alice Landry during the cheer routine.

Pep In Our Step

Aniya Sparrow and Brock Slinkard, Photo EIC and Staff Photographer February 16, 2023

1,500 students and staff came together in the large gym on Friday, Feb. 10, for our annual winter pep assembly! Each student section was broken off by grade, and every grade was loud and proud in the...

Connor Casler watches the ball go into the net.

The Big Win

Aniya Sparrow, Photo Editor-In-Chief February 2, 2023

  Varsity boys basketball was 0-15 for the season, up until Tues. Jan.24, after an extremely back and forth game against the Timberland Wolves, the Spartans scored within the last 30 seconds...

Audrey Blaine wrestles the ball away from Timberland.

High Energy

Aniya Sparrow, Photo Editor-In-Chief January 12, 2023

  The Girls Varsity Basketball team has been on a roll this year, with 7 wins and 5 losses so far during the season. On Dec. 19, the girls faced off against Timberland high school on their...

Caleb Herschberger joins the audience and keeps up his character.

Another Show For The Books

Aniya Sparrow, Photo Editor-In-Chief January 9, 2023

  The Spotlight Players have been performing nonstop since the beginning of the school year, especially their continued performance of “ The Seussification of A  Midsummer Night's Dream.”...

The student laughs and smiles widely with her table.

A Good Morning With Arete

Aniya Sparrow and Brock Slinkard, Photo EIC and Staff Photographer December 8, 2022

    Arete held their annual breakfast to celebrate students achievements in their academics as well as their leadership on Friday, Nov. 18. The students piled into the cafeteria to...

Senior Kaylee Sanders screams one of the chants.

A Season Of Spirit

Aniya Sparrow, Photo Editor-In-Chief October 19, 2022

As football season comes to a close, it’s time to reflect on not only the players and all their hard work, but also all the students that came to show their support. The student section filled the...

Sophomore Jordan Smith gets ready to hit the ball.

Spiking The Records

Aniya Sparrow, Photography Editor-In-Chief October 11, 2022

The girls varsity volleyball team dominated against Troy Buchanan High School on Tuesday, Sept. 27. They swept the other team, winning 3 sets in a row, never letting Troy get any advantages. The girls...

Senior Aidan Hernandez makes a touchdown.

A Ferocious Victory

Aniya Sparrow, Photography Editor-in-Chief September 2, 2022

The Varsity football team played the Fort Zumwalt East Lions in an almost two and a half hour game on Friday, Aug. 26th, and came out on top with a score of 24-21. Starting off slow in the first quarter,...

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