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Shining bright

Senior Abby Dwyer tears up as she hears the kind words written about her by history teacher Mr. Donald Lober.

Melissa Wyas, Odyssey Editor-in-Chief

March 11, 2016

On Thursday, March 10, 99 students sat in the auditorium, anxiously awaiting the discovery of who awarded them their Silver Shield of Excellence award. The 18th annual ceremony gives teachers a chance to select students who they have connected with in the past year, and recognize the impact they have...

Boys basketball falls to Howell

Senior Clark Hepler struggles to keep the ball away from a Howell guard.

Melissa Wyas, Odyssey Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2016

At 7 P.M. on Friday, Feb. 26, there was hardly an open seat in the gym at Francis Howell Central. The boys basketball team was taking on rival school, Francis Howell High School, in a high stakes game. In addition, basketball, Sensations, and cheerleading celebrated their senior nights, Ultimate Spartans...

Swallow your pride

King Leo shoots the camera a wink during the Fox 2 Pep Rally.

Melissa Wyas, Odyssey Editor-In-Chief

September 22, 2015

From the moment I walked into school on Monday morning, it was easy to see the divide. The sharp contrast between dolled up Disney characters and people in sweat pants and shirts immediately caught my attention. It’s Spirit Week, and that means half of the student body dressing up as stereotyp...

Heavy medal

Melissa Wyas, Odyssey Copy Editor

October 9, 2014

This past Saturday, the boys swim and dive team competed at the Fort Zumwalt North Invitational meet. Even though the team had a grim outlook going into the meet, they managed to place second overall. The team placed in the top three in almost every single event, with some swimmers receiving multiple...

Boys swim team takes first against Holt

The team huddles together before their meet

Melissa Wyas, Odyssey Copy Editor

October 3, 2014

Wednesday, the boys’ swim team faced off against Holt High School. They won by a large margin and  finished with a score of 122-60. In addition to the win, the team celebrated their one senior, Zachary Harrellson, at the team’s senior night. “The highlight of last night’s meet was probab...

Boys’ swim places second at Howell Tri-Meet

Boys' swim places second at Howell Tri-Meet

Melissa Wyas, Odyssey Copy Editor

September 18, 2014

Last night, the boys swim team faced off with Francis Howell and Francis Howell North High Schools at the annual Howell Tri-meet. Although they placed second, behind Howell, teammates like junior Ryan Eilers don’t count the meet as a loss. “It was a solid meet. North managed to take enough points...

Boy’s swim and dive falls flat

Melissa Wyas, Odyssey Copy Editor

September 10, 2014

This past Monday, the boys’ swim and dive team went head to head with Francis Howell High School. Francis Howell won by a slim margin of only three points. Coach Mrs. Jessica Graslie believes that even though the team lost, they still put up a good fight. “Howell is one of our toughest compet...

Making a Splash

Melissa Wyas, Odyssey Copy Editor

September 4, 2014

Last night, the boys swim and dive team began its season on a high note. The team placed first overall against Timberland and Liberty High Schools. Two divers, junior Devon Ridout and sophomore Dominic Prince, took first and second place in the diving competition. Sophomore, Michael Gerling, set a p...

Boys swim team adapts to new coach

Melissa Wyas, Staff Reporter

August 20, 2014

A fresh face can often times help a team, by bringing a new perspective to improve strategy.  Although a new addition can pay off, it takes time to get in the groove of things. This year, the Boy’s swim team faces the challenges that come along with having a new coach. Last year, coach Andrew Morgan left t...

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