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Junior Varsity Lacrosse players communicate with their team during the game. Senior Sophie Shore found the community to be very present in lacrosse.

Clash of the Cliques

Amity Ianiri and Thomas Ramos May 21, 2024

Seniors Sophie Shore and Everett Scott, and junior Luke Paulus represent girls lacrosse, marching band, and speech and debate respectively. They discuss with hosts -- senior Amity Ianiri and junior Thomas...

A welcoming sign is projected onto the screen as students enter the library. The event was led by Mrs. Tonishia LaMartina with special guest and author Johnathan Shoff.

The End to 2023-2024 Book Club

Meghan Baumann, Staff Photographer May 20, 2024

On May 15, the Learning Commons hosted the final book club of the school year, during Seminar. Every quarter the Learning Commons hosts this event for students to converse and play games surrounding...

Teresa Odle, the guest speaker at the NHS induction ceremony on May 1 and English teacher at FHC looks out at the current speaker giving a speech. With induction flowers in sight, the focus is centered on the people on stage.

Capturing Commitment

Mallory Davie, Staff Photographer May 9, 2024

The National Honor Society accepted 107 new inductees from the sophomore and junior classes. These students exemplify the four core values of scholarship, character, leadership, and service. On May...

Marko Vhrovac, Luke Paulus, Natalee Shipley, and Addie Law stand during a Speech and Debate tournament. The photo was taken after Natalee and Addie placed second in public forum debate. Photo courtesy of Addie Law

It’s More Than A Speech

Emme Bernard, Print Editor-in-Chief May 2, 2024

Sophomore Addie Law starts her 2v2 debate her freshman year. This was her first year debating, and she didn’t feel too confident until the judge told her she was already speaking at a varsity level....

At the end of the opening scene of “Big Fish”, junior Connor Becker and middle school student Kyle Baumann, stand under the glowing lights. The cast stands behind in the final pose of the song.

Succeeding in the Spotlight

Meghan Baumann, Staff Photographer April 25, 2024

This past week, the Spotlight Players have been staying multiple long and strenuous nights in the theater working and perfecting their musical, “Big Fish.” Many people in the theater refer to this...

As the Fine Arts Festival begins and people begin walking in, junior Rhett Clauser plays his piano, as a part of Jazz Band.

Fine Arts Fascination

Thomas Ramos, Web Assignments Editor April 23, 2024

Guests walk the floors of the cafeteria, admiring the galleries of eye-catching art pieces as music from the Jazz Band fills their ears. At the Fine Arts Festival on Thurs, Mar. 21, there was much more...

While setting up the popcorn that was sold at the festival, juniors MaKynna Fleming and Mary Coleman smile. This was their main job throughout the festival.

Behind the Festival

Meghan Baumann, Staff Photographer April 9, 2024

On March 21, the Art Club, NAHS, Jazz Band, FHC Choirs and Theater joined together for a night of fine arts. There were different art pieces being sold and many different musical pieces being performed...

Improv captain Abby Meyers play a popular game, press conference. She was trying to guess her character(which was SpongeBob) through questions asked by the audience.

Getting Ready with Theater!

Makenzie Solis, Video Editor March 22, 2024

The Spotlight Players have been working tirelessly to get ready for upcoming shows. This particular day they were getting measured for their costumes and having an improv meeting. The costumes for...

Senior Oliver Seibert prepares to sing one of his last solos as a spartan. Putting everything he has into the final song, You Will Be Found from the musical Evan Hansen, putting on an emotional performance.

A Showcase to Remember

Makenzie Solis, Video Editor March 22, 2024

  The first choir showcase went off without a hitch with students performing mash-ups from musicals such as "Mamma Mia" and "Newsies." The choirs took the stage on March 4 for an unforgettable...

Junior Oli Butler checks the bingo board after President Lani Murray announces the symbols. They then check their card in hopes of a match at the NAHS Valentines day party on Feb. 13.

Colorful Connections

Katherine Albertson and Meghan Baumann March 15, 2024

Though Valentine’s Day is often a time to celebrate romantic relationships, many also celebrate their relationships with friends and family. The National Art Honors Society (NAHS) celebrated Valentine’s...

A person holding up their phone while using the Zoom application the world has become familiar with after COVID-19. Clubs such as the Speech and  Debate team continued to have meetings through zoom during the AMI days.

‘Zoom’ing to Practice

Asher Wilson and Ethan Kull March 9, 2024

Since Feb. 20, Francis Howell School District has been experiencing a network outage. As a result of these issues, the school was forced to have students learn through AMI (Alternate Methods of Instruction)...

Junior Edward Wilson playing the role of Dungeon Master in the groups current D&D Campaign: Its A Small World. The club met after school on Feb 14, 2024 in Mr Barths classroom, room 141.

Roll for Initiative

Ian Rashleigh, Staff Reporter February 15, 2024

Rising from the depths of mystery, a group intent on having fun through the fantasy roleplaying game known by many as “Dungeons and Dragons,” or D&D for short.  The Games Club offers an immersive...

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