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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....

Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief Poster.

The Percy Jackson Production

Alyssa Wittig, Staff Reporter January 24, 2023

Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief: A musical about friends, family, and self-truth and FHC’s 2022-23 spring production. Audition forms are located outside the theater and will be held after school...

The Improv Intensive team pretends to be shocked at something in the distance.

The Superior Spotlight

Andy Waliszewski, Staff Photographer January 20, 2023

The FHC Spotlight Players have been planning tirelessly for ways to get more visibility in the thespian community, including performing at the Renaissance Festival this past fall and selling Richard...

Friends Blooming Within A Page

Friends Blooming Within A Page

Moth Payne, Staff Reporter January 20, 2023

Excited chatter fills the library as friends and club members alike make kind “thank you” cards for the staff, the thoughts of brightening a staff member’s day brings smiles to the club member’s...

Sophomore Abby Myers, Junior Rebecca Turner, and Senior Kaylee Wright make up a song together.

A Brilliant Battle

Andy Waliszewski, Staff Photographer January 11, 2023

     The FHC theatre troupe has been rehearsing devotedly for their State Conference for the last two months, practicing not only vocal performances but also improvisation and monologuing, too....

Caleb Herschberger joins the audience and keeps up his character.

Another Show For The Books

Aniya Sparrow , Photo Editor-In-Chief January 9, 2023

  The Spotlight Players have been performing nonstop since the beginning of the school year, especially their continued performance of “ The Seussification of A  Midsummer Night's Dream.”...

Rolln Play

Roll’n Play

Magi Temelkova, Staff Photographer January 5, 2023

FHC's Games Club had their weekly meeting on Monday, Dec. 12th in Mrs. Okai's room. Like their previous meeting, the club spent time playing Dungeons and Dragons even though they sometimes dabble in...

Environmental club members gather around the board in the learning commons classroom to discus how they can improve their carbon footprint.

Growing Their Own Way

Emma Schultheis, Staff Reporter December 16, 2022

Using their skills of research and creativity, every two weeks, the Environmental Club gathers to discuss environmental issues and ways to help reduce them. While it's hard to get others to follow, it...

Kate Voges cheers on the basketball team.

Special Moments, Special Olympics

Isabella Totra, Staff Photographer December 15, 2022

Laughter, excitement, and cheers fill the air at Francis Howell High School on Saturday, Dec. 10th as baskets are made, games are won, and prizes are received. Students from schools around the area...

Anabel Gundersen, Lizy Lopez, and Ms. Faye all help supervise an activities station at this years Special Olympics with STUCO.

Serving Our Community

Analiesa Hollowood, Staff Reporter December 13, 2022

Student Council has been a key part of the culture of FHC since its founding. “STUCO” as many know it by, is a student organization that focuses on working with teachers and the school as a whole to...

DECA members stand anxiously waiting for their turn to be called for their interviews.


Makenzie Solis, Staff Photographer December 9, 2022

  DECA recently had a practice competition in the learning commons on Wednesday, Nov. 16. Every year, these practice competitions help prepare club members for the future by putting them in...

NHS members learn more about the general layout of the school year.

Progress in NHS

Birdie Brereton, Staff Reporter November 28, 2022

From helping with the STUCO Mac and Cheese food drive to working at a Speech and Debate tournament, NHS has been hard at work this year. Under the guidance of the sponsor, Mrs. Dena Dauve, NHS has been...

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