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Freshman Jayla Robinson aims herself toward the basket and shoots. This game took place on February 6th and was against the Francis Howell Knights.

Choosing Your Future

Ava Schriber, Staff Reporter February 29, 2024

Many seniors are getting to that point where they have to start questioning what their plans are after high school. Students are beginning to wonder if they are going to college, when they should start,...

Library media specialist Cassandra Flores running and event from the Griot Museum. This activity allows students to learn in an engaging and interactive way.

Solace in the Commons

Nolan Haberstroh, Staff Reporter May 24, 2023

As the bell rings and seminar begins, students start to file into the Learning Commons. After they sign in, the students are directed to tables in the center of the area, where themed snacks and drinks...

Chemistry teacher Mr. Scott Thorpe teaches his class about elements and their bonds with each other. Thorpe, who won teacher of the year in 2011, is known for his passionate and engaging teaching style. He plans to retire at the end of this year.

Retiring With a Legacy

Nolan Haberstroh, Staff Reporter May 23, 2023

As senior Andrew Johnson makes his way through his final year of high school, he often thinks back to his junior year. His English III class, taught by  Mrs. Patricia Shockley, had been one of his favorite...

Senior Landon Cann running to catch a ball.

Diving Down

Bella Smith, Staff Photographer May 22, 2023

After senior night on Tuesday, May 9, the varsity baseball team had a game against Liberty High School with a losing score of 5-1. Senior Landon Cann, a varsity player on the team, describes how he...

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...

Junior Sophie Shore tries to dodge defense and advance with the ball.

Bouncing Back

Magi Temelkova, Staff Photographer May 21, 2023

On Saturday, May 6th, FHC's girls varsity lacrosse team played both Francis Howell and Howell North one after the other. After taking a difficult lost from Howell, and despite the bad weather, the...

Zariya Robertson motivates her team during timeout at a girls varsity volleyball game.

Glee At FHC

Amity Ianiri, Staff Reporter May 18, 2023

The Upperclassmen of FHC are finishing out their year strong with many students reflecting on the highlights of this past school year. Looking back can give students the opportunity to recognize the...

Mrs. Bulva having fun with her students as she swings a foam sword. Photo by Samantha Castille

Ms. Bulva

May 12, 2023

Ms. Bulva, Thank you. Thank you for being caring, thank you for being yourself, thank you for everything. Every student that comes in your class is welcomed by an amazing and loving teacher who wants...

Mrs. Williams teaching a math lesson on the board.

Ms. Williams

May 12, 2023

Ms. Williams, I want to start off by saying thank you for being one of the best teachers I’ve ever had. You’ve put a lot of time and effort into your teaching, including explaining tricky content...

Photo by Ava Reyes

Ms. Spies

Emily Sirtak, Web Editor-in-Chief May 12, 2023

Dear Ms. Spies, From the very minute we were introduced leading up to now you have continued to be a positive force within my life and throughout the classroom. Never before has a teacher brought so...

Mrs. Kelley laughs with her second hour AP World History students.

Ms. Kelley

May 12, 2023

Dear Ms. Kelley,                                                                                        Teacher Appreciation Week is from May 8 to May 12,...

AP Art History teacher Michelle McCune gestures toward her white board. Mrs. McCune is the sponsor of NAHS and the head of the Fine Arts department.

Mrs. McCune

May 11, 2023

Dear Ms. McCune, All I can say is wow. I’ve never met a sweeter person in my 17 years of living. I don’t think I could find your double even if I looked through all of history. I’ve never seen...

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