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Advancing to Semifinals

Advancing to Semifinals

Megan Percy, Web Editor-in-Chief

May 25, 2019

         It’s high noon on the Saturday afternoon after school has let out. Many students have long forgotten their responsibilities and started getting into the relaxing lull of summer, but standing in the sweltering heat, the 21 girls who make up the Francis Howell Central varsity girls soccer...

Spotlight on: Hotchkiss and Nardi

Spotlight on: Hotchkiss and Nardi

Gabby Buchholz, Copy editor

March 1, 2019

At the intersection by the graphic design room and upstairs bathrooms, the art department has been featuring different artists’ work. Every few weeks the artists on display change. At the moment, they’re celebrating the work of senior Dylan Hotchkiss and junior Leo Nardi. Hotchkiss is in 5 art cla...

Preparation with purpose

Preparation with purpose

Ruthann Kimbrel and Holly Whaley

February 19, 2019

Preparing for competitions, especially later ones in which judges become more critical in performances for the successful implementation to exceed the judges expectations it takes hard work, life-draining intensity and enormous amounts of emotional, mental and physical involvement. After experiencing...

Rehearsing in the Big Apple

Rehearsing in the Big Apple

Liz Baker, Central Focus Editor-in-Chief

February 15, 2019

This four day weekend will see the Chamber and Chorale choirs traveling to New York City to work with other choirs from around the world and composer Ola Gjeilo. Much of their days will be filled with hours of long practices and sightseeing. Junior Catherine Analla is excited for the trip and the opportun...

Let the show begin

Let the show begin

February 8, 2019

On the evening of Fri., Feb. 1, the cast list for the FHC Spotlight Players’ spring production of “Fiddler on the Roof” was released. With 13 principal roles and 18 ensemble members, the large cast began their first rehearsals this week with a read-through of the script on Monday and rehearsal ...

The mighty eight show how “Tomorrow Starts Now”

The mighty eight show how “Tomorrow Starts Now”

Ruthann Kimbrel and Holly Whaley

February 1, 2019

 Everything seemed to be going wrong for sophomore Gianna Deidrick, it was her first winter guard competition, her coach was late and no one knew where their coach was.   “We were a huge mess. Nami was late due to her accidentally sleeping in an extra half hour to an hour and we had no idea what...

All-State, all success

All-State, all success

Gaby Buchholz, Copy editor

February 1, 2019

This past weekend, students from Francis Howell Central travelled to Osage Beach, Missouri for the Missouri All-State Orchestra and Choir. To make it to this point, these students have been rehearsing and auditioning for several weeks. “The process starts at the school level,” Said senior Sage R...

Jaguars outpace spartans

Jaguars outpace spartans

Doug West, Staff Photographer

January 25, 2019

On Tuesday January 22 the spartans looked eager to host the Fort Zumwalt West Jaguars. Expecting a competive game from jump ball to buzzer. From the start the game was physical as both teams drove hard to the net in each possession. Early on West was up early, but the spartans kept at it and eventually...

All State honors

All State honors

Gabby Buchholz, Copy editor

December 14, 2018

Saturday, Dec. 1 was an important day for members of our Spartan Band program. 15 students participated in the All State Honor Band auditions at Hickman High School in Columbia, MO, where they represented FHC. Students from our school achieved Honor Band Alternate, Honor Band Honorable Mention, and one...

31 drawings. 31 days. 3 winners.

31 drawings. 31 days. 3 winners.

Liz Baker, Central Focus Editor-in-Chief

November 9, 2018

Every October, the company JP Creative launches a call to artists everywhere to create a new piece of art every day. This year, the call reached the National Art Honor Society at FHC. NAHS handed out 70 sketchbooks at the beginning of the month, at the end, three winners were crowned. Senior Samant...

The excitement of the performance

The excitement of the performance

Holly Whaley, Staff

October 23, 2018

    The stage is ready, the bright lights are on, and the curtains are about to be drawn. Beyond the stage are many, many people sitting in the dark of the auditorium, watching intently. Actors stand by in full costume and makeup, about to take the stage, their bodies flowing with adrenaline. ...

Homecoming parade hurdles

Homecoming parade hurdles

Haley Hewkin, Coverage Editor

October 8, 2018

     The annual Homecoming parade is a tradition that the first started at Francis Howell Central more than 20 years ago when the school first opened. All fall sports are asked to participate and any club at FHC is welcome to join in on the parade.      The Homecoming parade builds support...

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