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Junior Christian Padilla returns the ball.

Swinging into State

Charlie Rosser, Staff Photographer May 13, 2022

The varsity boys tennis team competed in districts at the tennis courts on Saturday, May 7. With multiple athletes qualifying for State, the team represented FHC well, as stated by Junior Adam Tucker. "I'm...

Junior Madi Valenti makes a tackle.

Keeping It Up

Madi Hermeyer, Photo Editor May 12, 2022

On Monday, April 25th Varsity Girls Soccer faced Notre Dame at home. With only two seninors, the team is phenomenal this year. They won the game, and have gone on to win the GAC South Championship which...

A group of administrators stand smiling at the sign in the front of the building on it’s opening day.

A Break Down: Breaking News

Faith Beckmann, Newspaper Editor May 12, 2022

School Opening The story of Francis Howell Central High School begins on Aug. 21, 1997 - its opening day. Francis Howell Central was the last of the 3 high schools to be built within the district’s...

RACKS ON RACKS: Past costumes from previous productions can be found in the Costume Loft in the auditorium, located 20 feet above the main floor.

Rooms to Go Searching For

Rachel Vrazel, Web Editor May 11, 2022

As freshmen, students often struggle to find their way around the school. Navigating such a big building isn’t always easy, but after those first couple weeks of freshman year, the building isn’t so...

Junior Caleb Cheatham heads to first base.

A Swing and A Miss

Aniya Sparrow, Video Editor May 10, 2022

On Wednesday, April 27th, the Varsity Baseball team played a tough game against Holt High School. Although the team played with force, they ended up losing with a score of 7-2. And as the school year comes...

Junior Tanner Jones waiting for the ball to come down to pass back.

On to the Next

Riley Wania, Photo Editor May 10, 2022

On Tuesday, April 26, tennis played against Troy on their home court. Junior Tanner Jones believes this match, and the matches before, have helped them to get to where they are in their season. “At...

Sophomore Ian Edmonds swinging at the ball.

One Swing Closer

Riley Wania, Photo Editor May 9, 2022

On Tuesday, April 26, JV baseball played against Holt on their home field. The team won their game, and continued to win when facing the same team the next day. Sophomore Nathan Rush believes his team’s...

Senior Jacob Simpkins tipping the ball.

Got ‘Em in 5

Riley Wania, Photo Editor May 6, 2022

On Tuesday, April 26, boys varsity volleyball played a great match against Fort Zumwalt North on their home court. The team won the match in 5 sets instead of 3- Senior Zach Lewis believes the team's close...

Tributes to Teachers

Tributes to Teachers

Emily Sirtak, Staff Reporter May 5, 2022

While students may come and go, teachers stay around for many years, working hard to touch the minds and hearts of their students before the year ends. Teachers are there to witness every changing fashion...

Unapologetically, We

Aniya Sparrow and Raina Straughter May 5, 2022

“It's in the reach of my arms, the span of my hips, the stride of my step, the curl of my lips, I am woman. Phenomenally.” -  Maya Angelou.  From the beginning of American history, black women...

Mrs. Leake creating social media posts for game day during her plan period. Leake makes posts on facebook, instagram, and twitter for every game.

Livin’ Like Leake

Samantha Castille and Maya Culian, Staff Photographer and Social Media Editor May 5, 2022

  Nine hours to be a teacher, a coach, and a role model. Once Hayley Leake arrives at Central she begins her morning with a plan period where she puts together the lessons she has for the day...

A Monkey at the Saint Louis zoo lays in the grass. She just woke up from a nap.

Navigating Nature

Charlie Rosser and Rebecca Hornberger May 5, 2022

“And then I have nature, art, and poetry, and if that’s not enough, what is?” -Vincent Van Gogh. We can often be so consumed in our own lives that we forget to notice what’s right in front of us....

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