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Garrett Allen

Garrett Allen, Discover Editor

Garrett is a senior at FHC, passionate writer/investigator, and Discover Editor of the Central

Focus. He is the captain of the boys cross country team, boys distance track team, and leads winter training for distance track athletes. He is also the president of the speech and debate team, and member of NHS and Central International. In his ever-so-rare downtime, he can be found adventuring to new places with friends, playing the acoustic guitar, and taking pictures. He is planning to major in biochemistry with a minor in the English humanities and Spanish, and go to medical/graduate school for an M.D.-Ph. D.


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Mrs. Shockley sits in the middle of a discussion. She is making sure her students are understanding what they are discussing.

Mrs. Patty Shockley

Garrett Allen, Discover editor
May 11, 2018
FHC biology and zoology/botany teacher Mr. Reed gazes out from within a garbage dumpster. Left even without cost-of-living adjustments for the past couple of years, teachers are quickly losing morale in a system that continues to demand utmost quality.

Cracks in the system

Garrett Allen, Discover Editor
May 4, 2018
Zach Miller, senior, works in the lab for his AP Physics II class. His course is the highest level of physics available, and he uses it to pursue a future in the field.

Trial by Fire

Garrett Allen, Discover editor
March 16, 2018
The varsity girls basketball team gathers after beating Visitation High to take third overall in the Lutheran North Tournament, after a loss to Lutheran North itself. FHC and Lutheran North, both extremely skilled, clashed hard, both fighting to the end of the game.

A sad victory

Garrett Allen, Discover Editor
December 4, 2017
The current varsity team gathers to meet after a hard practice. The girls have been working around the clock to win successive victories this season.

A giant rises

Garrett Allen, Discover Editor
November 20, 2017
Pitcher #6 Loren Harrison, junior, whirls a fastball to an opposing batter from Warrenton High while 1st baseman #15 Lizzie Orf prepares for the potential play. The team works hard to maintain seamless play and preparation throughout the duration of their games.

“Out for blood”

Garrett Allen, Discover Editor
October 3, 2017
The varsity team huddles before their tournament last Saturday. They strive to improve teamwork in order to become seamless on the field.

A force to be reckoned with

Garrett Allen, Discover editor
September 12, 2017
Pitcher Alyssa Kolkmeyer, junior, pitches to an opposing FHN batter.  Her skill in technique and speed have proved integral to the teams wins against schools like FHN.

A thunderous start

Garrett Allen, Discover editor
September 1, 2017
An unidentified player readies the bat for his swing and hopeful hit. The varsity team finished this year with a record of 15 wins against 12 losses.

The crushing end

Garrett Allen, Staff reporter
May 17, 2017
Sophomore outside hitter Noah Jami sends the ball over for a successful kill. He, along with the other forward hitters, form a strong offense for the JV team.

Taking the reins

Garrett Allen, Staff Reporter
May 10, 2017
Senior captain and forward hitter Nathan Goestenkors primes to drive a hit across the net. He is well known on the team for an exceptional hit-to-point (kill/set) ratio.

In the lion’s den

Garrett Allen, Staff reporter
May 8, 2017
Senior captain Nathan Goestenkors sends a ball back over the net. Hes developed a status as one of the ball killers in the league.

Obstacles to overcome

Garrett Allen, Staff reporter
April 13, 2017
Senior Max Jarus sets the ball to teammate senior Collin King for a play. Both players have been playing with very few errors so far this season.

Open season

Garrett Allen, Staff reporter
March 30, 2017
Sophomore Nick Mallon evades a locking move from his opponent in his varsity match. The team is laser-focused on another consecutive state title for this years season.

Down, but not out

Garrett Allen, Staff reporter
February 1, 2017
Spartan swimmers, including Colin Williams, wait for their event at the swim meet. State is in the near future for them.

New talent on swim

Garrett Allen, Staff reporter
October 6, 2016
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