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Ryhan Pierce smiling and talking to her friends on the dance floor.

Last Chance to Dance

Samantha Castille, Photo Assignment Editor May 1, 2023

The night was filled with dancing and was decorated to the theme “Dripping in Diamonds”. Juniors and seniors filled Old Hickory Golf Club on Fri. April 14 for this year's prom. Seniors Maria Trupiano...

Joey Seevers and Jerry Forno stand and rock center stage.

They Had the Time of Their Life

Aniya Sparrow , Photo Editor-In-Chief April 27, 2023

The annual Mr. FHC competition had a packed crowd to watch 16 boys showcase their different talents, competing to win the title of Mr. FHC. On Fri. March 10, the boys prepared their entrances, answered...

Jade Del-Rosario Schroeder walks up to receive her medal.

Shining Seniors

Aniya Sparrow , Photo Editor-In-Chief April 6, 2023

Over 200 seniors from all three high schools in the Francis Howell District attended the 4.0 luncheon on Fri. March 31. The 4.0 luncheon is an annual event held for seniors that have maintained a G.P.A...

There are so many things to keep track of this Prom season. Use this helpful list to keep track of everything that needs to be done.

Prom Preparation

Analiesa Hollowood, Staff Reporter March 15, 2023

The lights are shining in technicolor wonder; juniors and seniors alike are dancing their hearts out on the dance floor; Prom last year was a blast for those able to attend. Getting down on the dance floor...

Scott Harris dances with Alice Landry during the cheer routine.

Pep In Our Step

Aniya Sparrow and Brock Slinkard , Photo EIC and Staff Photographer February 16, 2023

1,500 students and staff came together in the large gym on Friday, Feb. 10, for our annual winter pep assembly! Each student section was broken off by grade, and every grade was loud and proud in the...

Sophomore Ashlee Leonard about to put their straw in their coffee.

Coffee, Snacks, and Driving Laws

Bella Smith, Staff Photographer December 13, 2022

The Learning Commons hosted their Coffee with a Cop for Real World Wednesday on Nov. 30. Students came down to the library during seminar and made themselves a drink and a plate of snacks to have while...

Seniors Analiesa Hollowood and Kaden Bollinger take a bow.

Key Change

Andy Waliszewski, Staff Photographer November 2, 2022

       The FHC Choirs gave their first seasonal performance the Monday before fall break, Oct. 17th.  Chamber Choir, the most advanced choir, concluded the concert with a piece titled “Jabberwocky,”...

Senior Evan Erickson flies through the air during the Senior Showmen routine.

Diving Into HoCo

Aniya Sparrow and Samantha Castille October 4, 2022

  Students gathered in the stadium for FHC’s 2022 fall pep assembly. It was an energetic group of students that got to watch cheer and dance, showcase what they do and watch an amazing water...

FHC students gather in the gym for Arete Field Day, waiting in line for one of the inflatable attractions.

Annual Arete Affair

Elisa Carter, Staff Reporter May 31, 2022

Every spring since 1999 FHC’s Arete organization has held an annual event where students get to take time off from their regular school day routine, to hangout with their friends, play fun games, and...

Seniors standing up as different awards get called

Honoring the class of 2022

Samantha Castille, Staff Photagrapher May 27, 2022

This is the last year at FHC For the 2022 seniors and many of them have gone above and beyond what was asked. To honor these students FHC had a senior award night on Fri. May 12, where awards, scholarships,...

Bobby Soderstrom wins the Business Department Award from Jen Wyss.

FHC Senior Night 2022

Aniya Sparrow, Video Editor May 24, 2022

As the school year comes to a close, FHC has decided to commemorate over 100 of the seniors at the annual Senior Awards night. On Friday, May 12, the seniors invited to the awards ceremony were honored...

Student taking picture next to piece of art.

Art Festival Comeback

Maya Culian, Social Media Editor & Photographer April 25, 2022

After two years FHC finally had their Art Festival on Friday Apr. 1. The festival was ran by NAHS [National Art Honors Society] and was filled with all the different arts and activities. There were stations...

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