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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...

Mrs. Michelle McCune describes information regarding the Fine Arts Festival that NAHS organizes and participates in.

Drawing in New Faces

Meghan Baumann and Katherine Albertson February 2, 2024

The National Art Honors Society club (NAHS), sponsored by Mrs. Michelle McCune, attempts to make a warm and welcoming environment for all of its members, even those who are not gifted at art. Junior...

Stringing Together Connections

Meghan Baumann and Lana Mueller January 5, 2024

On Tuesday, December 12, NAHS and the Art Club hosted an after-school friendship bracelet making session to introduce the Saeger middle schoolers to the art aspects of Francis Howell Central. This...

One of the prizes Mrs McCune got sits on the board.

Tis the Season at FHC

Amelia Raziq, Staff Photographer January 4, 2024

  On Mon. Dec. 18, the NAHS had their Christmas party where there was food, drinks, and lots of fun contest. One of the fun things they did was they had a gingerbread house contest they went...

Senior Natalee Shipley places 5th in the Congressional Debate. The debate took place on Dec 8 and 9.

That’s Debatable

Ian Rashleigh, Staff Reporter January 3, 2024

Walking up in front of the judge as their gaze falls upon her, waiting for her performance. Butterflies in her stomach as she tries to deliver her speech despite the intense anxiety she feels. This feeling,...

Junior Alana Rittgers sits at a table amongst her friends debating on what ‘briefcase’ for the librarians version of Deal or No Deal.

Rewarded Reading

Bella Smith, Staff Photographer December 8, 2023

Once every quarter, Epsilon Beta holds a reading club during the seminar where students can come in and play games while eating the provided snacks. Students can come if a friend invited them or if...

Junior Adam Doria concentrated on his drawing. Trying to win the contest, he attempts to sketch a cat.

Stepping up the Spirit

Lillian Seithel, Staff Photographer November 2, 2023

To step up the spirit for Halloween, NAHS held a festive Halloween party on Oct. 30. To incorporate the art aspect, a pumpkin making contest was established and the winner of the best pumpkin decorating...

The Spotlight Players dress up as the characters from The Wizard of Oz to show their school spirit. On Thursday September 28th, the FHC sports and clubs walked in the 2023 Hoco Parade.

Where Do We Go From Here?

Sophie Rosser, Staff Reporter October 6, 2023

Now that the world has started to move farther away from 2020 and all of the disasters it brought along with it, many groups are left with the task of bringing back the routine pre-pandemic. The FHC club...

Caden Scott plays his feature on the saxophone.

A Final Fermata

Kyly Jacobs and Caroline Tarleton May 19, 2023

On Tuesday, May 9th, the jazz band held one of their last concerts in the auditorium. The night consisted of celebrating the seniors as well as presenting medals and awards. With emotions high and...

Milo Nichols as Percy Jackson cradles a conch shell to their chest as they sing.

Stealing the Show

Kyly Jacobs, Staff Photographer April 28, 2023

Approximately 6:55 pm on Thursday, April 20th, families and students alike flood into the auditorium seats. A white sheet drapes across the stage curtains with a lightning bolt projected across the...

Liam Nachrtab and Noah Layman play at the last band concert. Nachtram is very passionate about his trombone playing.

Band-ing Together

Analiesa Hollowood, Staff Reporter March 7, 2023

Band is picking up the tempo as they enter their spring season. State competitions, recruitment opportunities, and the Fine Arts Festival are just a few of the many events the band is participating in...

Debate team members Adeline and Sukhman enjoying their time together.

Debate This!

Rocco Muich, Staff Photographer January 31, 2023

The FHC debate team had a meeting where they were focusing on research and practice. The team also recently were at a tournament where they placed third. Because of the win they were also celebrating....

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