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Holding her flower and gift bag, senior Finley Brunner walks through the tunnel of swim boards held up by her teammates. Brunner was captain for her last year on the team.

Saying Goodbye to the Seniors

Summer Suarez, Staff Photographer February 12, 2024

Before their meet against St. Charles High School, the varsity girls swim and dive team held its Senior Night ceremony on Jan 31. During this ceremony, Dr. Suzanne Leake presented each of the seniors...

Junior Riley Henderson prepares to shoot the ball. Henderson was completing a free throw as the other team had committed a foul.

A Lofty Lead

Ava Reyes and Lillian Seithel January 5, 2024

  The girls varsity basketball team faced off against the timberland wolves on Dec. 18. The Spartans fought hard, ending out on top with a win of 57-28. This game was the first of the teams Conference...

The referee holds senior wrestler Noah Keens arm up in victory following his win.

Pin it and Win it

Kendyl Lay, Staff Photographer January 5, 2024

The boys wrestling team took on Howell in the large gym on the evening of Dec. 13. They went on to beat Howell with a score of 60-11 after a long delay to the start of the matches. Beating Howell...

The Spartan boys jump up as the rebounds from the backboard. The boys faced off against David H. Hickman Kewpies on Nov. 17.

Jumping into the Season

Lillian Seithel and Ava Reyes December 11, 2023

Fort Zumwalt South held a jamboree where the Francis Howell Central varsity boys basketball team played against David H. Hickman. The jamboree took place on Nov. 17, with the ending score of 35-29....

As her defender jumps to block the ball, junior Addie Henderson attempts a 3 point shot.

Hooping in Loops

Kendyl Lay, Staff Photographer December 8, 2023

The varsity girls basketball team took on St. Dominic on Dec. 5 and came out victorious. The girls have had a great season so far with a record of 3-0. As the only senior on the team, Alexis Matthews...

Mr. Reed shares his passion with one of his Human Anatomy & Physiology classes. Mr. Reed is one of the schools favorite teachers, and his joy for teaching, along with his emotion when he teaches is one of the biggest reasons why.

Reaching Higher with Reed

Shaun Matz, Staff Photographer November 27, 2023

Whenever you hear the name “Mr. Reed”, your mind gravitates to the strange humor of the Human Anatomy and ZOBOT teacher. His jokes always fill the room, and creates a soft and comfortable environment...

Ally Brower and Layla Sanchez keep a steady pace as they make their way across the track.

Effusing Effort

Rachel Blanchard, Staff Photographer November 2, 2023

As fall sports come to a close across the school, athletes look back on their performances throughout the season. Players can almost always find something to criticize in every game, practice, or meet....

Thomas Summers flings an opposing player to the ground. The player looked shocked as he realized that he was getting pushed down.

Holding Down the Competition

Mallory Davie, Staff Photographer November 2, 2023

Starting the season off strong, the varsity hockey club played a preseason game against Fort Zumwalt West ending with a 5-2 win. Junior Thomas Summers, a forward on both varsity and junior varsity,...

Baize smiles as she looks on at her students. She always brings a positive attitude into class, whenever she can.

The Bright and Brash Ms. Baize

Shaun Matz, Staff Photographer November 2, 2023

The first thing you notice whenever you step into Ms. Sheri Baize’s room when she’s teaching is that one voice sticks out, and floats above all the rest. A bright voice, filled with laughter and...

Kendal Morelock is ready to swing to hit the ball. She keeps her eyes on the ball throughout the whole swing.

Dominating at Districts

Summer Suarez and Meghan Baumann October 31, 2023

In the first round of districts on Oct. 12, the varsity softball team beat the Riverview Rams, with an astounding score of 18 to 0. This was sophomore Kendal Morelock’s second time at districts and...

Ms. Fay smiles widely at her AP Language and Composition students. The class had just finished “The Catcher in the Rye” and were getting ready to discuss questions about the book.

Fabulous Fun with Fay

Summer Suarez, Staff Photographer October 31, 2023

In Ms. Laurie Fay’s AP Language and Composition, the students had just finished reading one of her favorite books, "The Catcher in the Rye” on Oct. 24. Because they had finished the book, they...

Dr. Miller teaches her Spanish class.

A New World with Spanish

Sophia Allen, Staff Photographer October 31, 2023

It was fourth hour in an active Spanish 2 class. Containing students ranging from freshmen to juniors. Popular teacher, Dr. Jennifer Miller, more commonly known as Señora Miller, leads successful...

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