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Mr. McCoy demonstrating and explaining a chemical reaction while his students watch.

Excitement within Enlightenment

Colin Nichols, Staff Reporter May 22, 2023

In classes where the academic material can be boring or overwhelming, sophomore Hannah Halterman has a much harder time staying fully engaged with her teacher. Furthermore, other students resort to using...

Kyler Getman poses with a cancer survivor for a Pink Out Night.

Rodeo High Rides

Sarah Schmidt, Web Assignments Editor May 22, 2023

Dirt crunches as Freshmen Kyler Getman steps towards the chute, heart racing and palms sweaty as the bull calmly waits for the show to begin. A prayer is said for both bull and rider, and a gentle pat...

Senior Allie Raines gives a presentation on important environmental issues. This is a regular part of the biweekly Environmental Club meetiengs.

Beyond our Boundaries

Analiesa Hollowood, Staff Reporter May 19, 2023

The sun glimmers through the trees on an early spring day. Students work hard to remove the hostile honeysuckles. They wipe the sweat from their brow as they smell the crisp dirt on the ground. They...

Junior Rebecca Turner playing Clarisse surrounded by cast on opening night. They stand holding staffs to battle Annabeth, played by Abby Money, and her team.

Striking the Stage

Cadence Rulo, Staff Reporter May 18, 2023

As senior Aubrey Hunter walks around Francis Howell Central her head is filled with sign up posters for the spring musical ‘Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief.’ After being in choir her whole life,...

Mrs. Solverud leads the underclassmen ensemble through their senior goodbye song.

Harmonious Endings

Moth Payne, Staff Reporter May 17, 2023

A series of rhythmic claps from students roar through the large gym as junior Zane Stephens, along with their other peers, take in the sound of praise and happiness. This is a regular feeling for Stephens...

Percy Jackson dramatically clashes with the Minotaur. Percy is played by Milo Nichols, the Minotaur is played by Jerry Forno.

An Electrifying Production

Nolan Haberstroh, Staff Reporter May 17, 2023

As audience members walk into the auditorium, they are greeted by a room buzzing with excitement. They are all here to see one thing: “The Lightning Thief”, a musical based on the Percy Jackson series....

A collage of different teachers throughout the year. Design by Moth Payne

A Dedication to Teachers

Moth Payne, Staff Reporter May 8, 2023

Every year, there's a special week that nears the end of the school year. This week is called Teacher Appreciation week, and it's about showing our teachers at FHC our appreciation for how amazing they...

Members of the Treble Choir gather around Choir Director Donna Solverud in early fall.

Choir Members Excel at State Competition

April 13, 2023

Eight singers quietly step into a small classroom, judges waiting patiently to listen to their song. Several of them have already sung this morning, but all of them have been anticipating this performance....

Junior Kailey Pallares sets down her hat to get back to writing stories in her newspaper class.

Overextended Occupations

Amity Ianiri, Staff Reporter March 16, 2023

Junior Skye Hayden is just entering her room as she suddenly remembers, Wait? Am I scheduled to work tonight? This dilemma is commonplace among students who have an occupation outside of school. They often...

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...

The A-Band plays a familiar song during a break in the action during the girls basketball game on Dec. 19 in order to pump up the crowd. I show up for the connections and moments that we make together, Izzy Hoffeditz said.

In The Stands With A-Band

Matt Rupp, Staff Reporter March 1, 2023

On January 12. 2023 the girl’s basketball team was at halftime during a close game with St. Dominic,  Mr. Nathan Griffin standing in front of the Spartan A-Band. He holds up a number 31 and the students...

The A Band members play a song to get the spectators, players, and cheerleaders moving. Their motivation was high as they promoted the school spirit their director was looking for.

Bring Out the Band

Amber Davis, Staff Reporter January 27, 2023

This season, A-Band at FHC is back and stronger than ever, with nearly 100 members joining together to unleash loads of fun and school spirit to the basketball games.  A-Band, a pep band specifically...

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