Alan Meister

Senior Alan Meister plays bass trombone in the FHC Spartan Jazz Ensemble

Leslie Sutton, Staff Reporter

May 17, 2016

Every day during the late summer and fall, the marching band students trek their way over to the fields, instruments and equipment in hand, ready for a three hour practice. However, once they get to the field, something incredible happens as each student hits their set, ready to plow through another...

Geoffrey Tibbles

Senior Geoffrey Tibbles poses in his drum major shako and his FHC Jazz shirt

Leslie Sutton, Staff Reporter

May 17, 2016

With senior year ending, many students are stressed about what to do with their life, what they’re going to do in college, what career path they’re setting themselves up for, and how they’re going to get there. For senior Geoffrey Tibbles, there’s no better answer than choosing to go into music...

Mariah Skelly

Senior Mariah Skelly plays her saxophone in the homecoming parade

Leslie Sutton, Staff Reporter

May 17, 2016

Oftentimes when people think of therapy, they think of the classical Freudian scenario with someone sitting on the couch talking through their problems while the psychologist scribbles away at their paper, with the intermittent question, ‘so how does that make you feel?’ This, however is not the case ...

Future of music

Leslie Sutton, Staff Reporter

May 17, 2016

Taking a look at the futures of high school students, some have chosen to pursue what they hold near and dear to them - music.

Hitting the ground running

Leslie Sutton, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2016

The Francis Howell Central’s boys track and field team’s season has just begun, but the boys have been preparing since the year began. Junior Samuel Drnec says the team has been doing pre-season workouts for a while now. “They started early January, I think. They weren’t too bad because th...

More than a team

Senior Kaitlin Nolan shoots the basketball to score a basket for the Lady Spartans

Leslie Sutton, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2016

The season comes to a close, the lights dim, and the court is silent, once again. Although the excitement is gone from the court, the friendships and memories continue far beyond the last game. Senior Kaitlin Nolan is going to greatly miss the experiences with her team as she graduates, but she will lo...

Jordan Handley

Senior Jordan Handley plays a chorale the flute in the Wind Ensemble.

Leslie Sutton, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2016

Students are constantly having the “future questions” shoved down their throats. The words “where do you want to school?” “what do you want to major in?” and “what career do you want to pursue?” are constantly ringing in the ears of high school kids. Senior Jordan Handley deflects these ...

Girls basketball team defeats Fort Zumwalt West

Lady spartan Lauren Ebert dribbles the ball across the court.

Leslie Sutton, Staff reporter

February 9, 2016

The girls varsity basketball team won the game on Fri. Feb. 6 against Fort Zumwalt West with a final score of 66-55. Senior Emma Raup has been very successful this season, and she was more than excited to talk about the victory. “We won! It was the first time we beat them in a long time,” ...

Girls come out triumphant at first home game

Riley Wilson dribbles the ball down the court to score a point for Francis Howell Central.

Leslie Sutton, Staff member

December 9, 2015

The girls basketball team held its first home game Monday, Dec. 7th. The girls played against Holt and although close, had an extremely successful game. The girls left the game with a score of 55-52. Senior Riley Wilson played in the game and was awfully surprised at the game’s turn out. “I...

Taking the court

Emma Raup takes possession of the ball and looks for a pass.

Leslie Sutton, Staff reporter

November 19, 2015

The court is dark. The lights flicker on one by one as the girls enter the floor. Tryouts have been conquered, bodies have been beaten, and now it is time for the games to begin. The girls basketball season is just starting, but it will be one to remember. Senior Emma Raup, a four-year varsity membe...

Tennis recognizes its seniors

Senior Abby Conoyer serves the ball in a singles match.

Leslie Sutton, Staff Reporter

October 6, 2015

The girls tennis season comes to a close with the possibility of making it to state. The are ending a successful season, with two new coaches, and many new memories. As the season is ending, the girls had many thoughts about this year and the seniors they will lose. When seniors leave, other teammates get a c...

Starting off the season on the right foot

Senior Abby Conoyer and Junior Maddie Gunnell square off in a doubles match.

Leslie Sutton, Staff Reporter

September 4, 2015

The JV and varsity girls’ tennis team has started off their season quite a bit different from last year. New members and new coaches are just a couple of things they’ve had to adjust to. They played their first home match against Howell on Tuesday, August 25th. Senior Abby Conoyer and junior Maddie Gunnel...

The online home of the Central Focus