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North Star

Francis Howell North St. Charles 05.13.15 Vol. 29, Issue 12

School Board Elections • Ted Drewes • Lacrosse • Age of Ultron

on our way to summer Keep busy this summer break with a few simple attractions, concerts, and things to do around St. Louis.

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CONTENTS NEWS 02

BOARD ELECTIONS

Two new members join the FHSD school board.

FEATURES 05

A TRIP TO EUROPE

Over the summer, junior Molly Imboden will take a trip around Europe with her Girl Scout troop. 07

SUMMER STYLE

Final Exam Information Tuesday, May 19

1st hour exam: 7:20-8:50 2nd hour exam: 8:55-10:25 7th hour exam: 12:50-2:20

Wednesday, May 20

Optional Homeroom: 7:20-8:15 3rd hour exam: 8:20-9:50 4th hour exam: 9:55-11:25

Sophomore Taylor Buchanan shows off her style. 10

DILBER

English I teacher Dan Dilber is leaving FHN to become a lawyer.

Thursday, May 21

Optional Homeroom: 7:20-8:15 5th hour final: 8:20-9:50 6th hour final: 9:55-11:25

grade calculation Step 1 : Substitute your quarter grades into the below equation. Step 2 : Take the total from the equation and subtract it from the amount equal to the grade you want to get in the class. Use this equation to help you figure out what grade you need on your finals.

2 (3rd quarter + 4th quarter) = Total A = 450 - Total B = 400 - Total C = 350 - Total D = 300 - Total F = 250 - Total

Example for semester grade of a B: 2 ( 95 + 82 ) = Total 2 ( 177 ) = Total 354 = Total 400 - 354 = 46% on final

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LACROSSE

JV lacrosse prepares to transition to Varsity.

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VOLLEYBALL

Junior David Hood and the Varsity volleyball team get ready to head off to Districts.

OPINIONS 19

AVENGERS REVIEW On May 1, Avengers: Age of Ultron was released.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Have an opinion on something in this month’s paper? Send us a letter about it to room 026 or an email to yourfhn@fhntoday.com.

ON THE COVER Summer is on its way. It’s time to head off on vacation, go to summer camp or go to the park. Forget the textbooks and homework, and make the most of your summer. (photo by amanda eckhard)

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Student council canidate Grant Freitas hands out candy to Leah Chaney and other voters for elections during all lunch periods on April 24. (alex lane)

Some students go to summer school during break in order to graduate early by taking personal finance and gym while others go to make up credits. (abby temper)

STUCO ELECTIONS

SUMMER SCHOOL

On Friday, April 24, in the Commons, officer elections for StuCo were held. Junior Nicole Morse was re-elected as president, junior Kristen Metts was re-elected as Vice President, freshman Grant Frietas was elected as Parliamentarian, freshman Breanna Wilson was elected as Chief of Staff, junior Jamie Hetlage was elected as Secretary and junior Baylie Clines was elected as Treasurer. “I’m excited to be the first two-term president,” Morse said. “I feel like next year will be a lot easier than this one.” Morse plans to try to get more student participation in pep assemblies and spirit week, get them more excited and give them more of a voice in spirit week dress up days. To do this, she plans to find ways to collect ideas for spirit weeks by having something available online or advertised in the school paper. (brief by michal basford)

Summer school will begin June 8 at FHC. Summer school is a place where students can make up or earn credits. “Seeing the students being successful is so important,” math teacher Pam Stratton said. Summer school takes place from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and each session will be two weeks long. “I like summer school because they move quickly and we don’t stay on any one topic for so long,” Stratton said. “I try to mix it up, move around, go to the library and play math activity games.” While summer school may be helpful, it interferes with your summer, according to freshman Destiny Smith. If students miss classes, they will not earn the credits. “Be on time and don’t get in trouble,” Stratton said. “If so, the student will be dismissed from summer school.” (brief by kj wilson)


Amy McEvoy 2010-2016

Rene Cope 2014-2017

Mark Lafata 2002-2017

Chad Lange 2015-2018 Sandra Ferguson 1995-2001, 2015-2018

Mike Sommer 2003-2006, 2008-2017

Cynthia Bice 2010-2016

Senior Adam Cole stands next principle Andrew Downs and superintendant Pam Sloan, along with other board members. Cole is being recognized for his 35 ACT score, 1550 SAT score, and other academic achievements. (photo illustration)

TWO NEW MEMBERS JOIN SCHOOL BOARD Chad Lange and Sandra Ferguson become the two newest members of the FHSD Board of Education and look forward to being able to help the district for the better

BY ZOE LAWSON

three years, until at least 2018. “I am most nervous about the huge responsibility that goes with being a board member,” Lange said. “The fact that I am new has a lot to do with it. I Last month, the constituents of the Francis Howell School District cast their know that I will transition fine. We have a tremendous executive cabinet, and ballots for candidates to fill the two open seats on the school board. Sandra fellow board members that are willing to help calm my nerves and answer any Ferguson and Chad Lange were elected, beating out Kimberlyann Granger, Mike questions I have.” Hoehn, and the incumbent Eric Seider. Both Ferguson and Lange agree that the district’s budget it going to be a Ferguson is a veteran of the FHSD School Board, having served from 1995 to 2001. major point of contention in their coming terms on the school board. “The technology is what has changed the most,” Ferguson said. “When I was on “I feel it’s vital we find ways to balance the budget, without jeopardizing the board before, we had pagers for a couple of years and then we had some of the student achievement,” Lange said. “The biggest issue I feel is money. We need very first cell phones. My last year on the board we were just figuring out how to money to operate our schools, and there never really seems to be enough. We use email.” need our state legislators to really work on getting our school district fully Ferguson believes the issues she and the board will face in her coming term will funded. Being underfunded makes it a little tough to project and budget.” likely differ somewhat from those 20 years ago, but they may still face some of the The school board is also experiencing other changes. Since Eric Seider was same problems they did then. not re-elected, Mark Lafata will take his place as president of the school board. “When we make changes we are always trying to ensure student safety,” The president is responsible for running board meetings, deciding what time is Ferguson said. “That was one of the big issues when I first got on the board. My spent on what issues and who gets the opportunity to speak on them. family and I had just moved from California and we had a lot of safety procedures in “I was sad to see Eric go, but I am excited to assume the responsibilities California schools, but not so many here. When I first proposed them, they all looked of president,” Lafata said. “I really hope that I can make sure the board runs at me like I was Greek. But eventually, we embraced it and thank goodness we did. I smoothly and that we get as much done and do as much good as possible.” think a lot of that is going to come back around.” Members of the Board of Education run and serve on a voluntary basis. Ferguson wants the district to focus not only on safety procedures, but also on Although they work closely with the district, they are unpaid. Since members balancing the budget, and ensuring they operate within their means. are volunteers, they often have jobs outside of the district giving them Of all the candidates who ran, Chad Lange garnered the most votes, at 21.7 experience in different areas which allows them insight into different policy percent, beating out the incumbent, Eric Seider. Before the elections, Lange spent issues the board will face. months campaigning, attending school and community functions and canvassing. “When you work collaboratively, when you have all facets of the community “[When I found out I had won] I was ecstatic, excited, and most of all exhausted,” together, you can make a better, more informed decision,” Lange said. “The Lange said. “Campaigning from December til April nearly every day after working a school board has seven members with seven different personalities and seven full-time job, and raising four children really wears you down.” different backgrounds. That helps give you a better chance of making the best Lange will be serving his first term on the school board. His term will last for decision.” zkl131@gmail.com • @zkl131

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having a bouncing good time at the koe picnic

FHN Students enjoyed a day filled with food, festivities and fun during their sixth and seventh hours to celebrate a variety of academic accomplishments from throughout the school year The KOE Picnic took place Friday, May 1. It is an annual event sponsored by KOE that recognizes and awards students who meet at least one of the qualifications such as honor roll, student of the week or perfect attendance. The picnic was held on the football field and consisted of inflatables, food, games and music for the students present. “My favorite part about the KOE picnic was being able to eat the ice cream and hangout with all of my friends,” freshman Kenysha Falls said. (brief by bri gonzalez)

Junior Mackenzie Schlogl slides down the end of the inflatable obstical course. KOE prepared for the picnic by having one meeting a week at the beginning of the school day. Each member was alolowed to either go outside the whole day or for a half a day depending on how many hours they earned throughout the school year. (amanda eckhard)

Senior Jacob Thompson and Justin Levins race into the inflatable obstacle course, during the KOE picnic on May 1. Students who met the requirements can go outside during sixth and seventh hours and enjoy activities set up by KOE. Members of KOE work all year in preperation for this annual picnic. (lauren price)

Sophomore Jessica Jones helps out with the giant bowling alley inflatable that was set up on the football field. Jones has been apart of KOE for a year now and plans on joining again next year. She went outside for the whole day to help set up for the picnic. (amanda eckhard)

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A group of students play with a frisbee on the football field. Students were able to relax after the two weeks of EOC testing prior to the picnic. The picnic is held annualy after EOC testing ends. (lauren price)

Senior Adam Waddell attempts to jump over the log jump inflatable. KOE has had this inflatable at past picnics. Durning the picnic something went wrong with the generator and it shut down. (amanda eckhard)

Freshmen Conner Galagher and Sam Neely play football during the picnic. Other activites at the picnic included inflatables and frisbee. Popsicles, hot dogs, and drinks were offered at the concession stand. (lauren price)

Junior Alexa Wilson laughs as she comes tumbling out of the inflatable obstacle race course. The 20 foot blow up was a popular attracition at the picnic with a line the whole time. Students got to race through several tunnels before climbing up a rope ladder and sliding down the slide. (amanda eckhard)

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From camping to europe Molly Imboden and her Girl Scout troop share information on their trip to Europe they will be taking this summer

Summer activities attractions

concerts

1. Six Flags- A theme park filled with

1. Pointfest- Breaking Benjamin, Chevelle, Seether, and many other alternative bands at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheater on May 23

BY DEIDRE DINKINS deidreskyed@gmail.com

Junior Molly Imboden and her Girl Scouts Troop 1771 are taking a 15-day trip to Europe this summer starting on June 8. They will be traveling to Adelboden, Florence, London, Lucerne, Paris and Rome. Most of their time will be spent touring monuments and other popular attractions like the London Eye, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Vatican and the Trevi Fountain. “I’m mostly excited to see Florence and visit the Louvre,” Imboden said. “I think it will be really interesting and beautiful.” The Girl Scouts have been raising money to go to Europe for about three years by selling cookies and doing activities with younger scouts. According to Imboden, her troop does not go on trips this big on a normal basis. “I’m really excited about this trip,” Imboden said. “We’ve been planning it for a while now, so it’s getting surreal that there’s less than two months until we leave.” Girl Scout Daylin Diamond is also going on the trip to Europe. She says that since the troop is going to various cities, they will be taking walking tours and busses for the majority of the time. They will also take a train to Switzerland that tunnels underwater. “I’m so terrified to go through the underwater tunnel on the train because I get claustrophobic very easily,” Diamond said. Scout member Cora Harms says that her parents are anxious about the scouts’ trip to Europe without them. Especially because Harms will be taking a flight home without her troop while they go on an extended trip to Rome. “My parents are really excited for us because we have been working hard for this,” Harms said. “But we are going on a trip overseas with a big group of people and we don’t know everyone yet, so I think they’re also kind of worried too.” Multiple Girl Scout troops are going to Europe at the same time and will take the same flight. There is a tour schedule specifically for the Girl Scouts that they are all following. “It will be cool to see other Girl Scout members from other troops on the trip,” Harms said. Harms believes it will be an eventful trip and fun way to end her Girl Scout experience. “I feel like this is going to be the best part of my summer,” Harms said. “This is such a good way to have fun with my friends before I have to go back home and get ready for things like college and senior year.”

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numerous rides and attractions at 4900 Six Flags Rd, Eureka, MO 63025 2. City Museum- A museum containing recycled, reused components for a variety of different attractions at 750 N 16th St, St. Louis, MO 63103 3. Zoo- See 18,000 different animals in

2. Luke Bryan- A popular American Country singer preforming live at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheater on July 16 and 17

just one visit to the Saint Louis Zoo at Government Dr, St. Louis, MO 63110

3. Sam Smith- See the pop singer perform at Chaifetz Arena July 30

diy

SHOPPING

1. Bonfire - Get together a group of friends and have a good laugh about the school year

1. Pacsun- Mainly men’s ‘California Lifestyle’ clothing at 1260 Mid Rivers Mall, Saint Peters, MO 63376

2. Camp-Out - The easiest and fastest way to go camping without spending all of the money

2. Shoe Carnival- Popular shoe brands and varieties for men and women at 3867 Mexico Rd, St. Charles, MO

3. Water Slide - With just a tarp, soap and water, you can make a water slide in your own backyard

3. Rue 21- Both men and women’s affordable and trending clothing at 1008 Mid Rivers Mall Road, Mid Rivers Mall, Saint Peters, MO


Ted Drewes originally started in Florida in the year of 1929, and later moved to St.Louis. At first the custard shop only sold custard; now some locations also sell Christmas trees. Ted Sr. (owner) first opened the St.Louis location in Natural Bridge and another in South Grand in 1931. In 1941, Ted Sr. eventually moved the Natural Bridge location to Chippewa on old route 66. (lucas tabaka)

DO YOU WANNA BUILD A Custard?

Ted Drewes Frozen Custard, a St. Louis dessert spot, finds ways of sticking out to be a popular and unique custard shop making it a staple of the city. When travelers come to St. Louis, Ted Drewes is a go-to destination

BY DAN BORRELLI

danielborrelli1@gmail.com • @danboreallycool

http://teddrewes.com/ 1. What is the one treat at Ted drewes that isn’t made with frozen custard? A. Cookie Cake B. Apple Pie C. Orange Slushy D. Candy Bars 2. What is the motto of Ted Drewes Jr.? A. “Our Business is Service” B. “Best Custard for the Best People” C. “Family First” D. “Money is Power” 3. In which state did Ted Drewes open his first custard stand? A. Tennesse B. Missouri C. Florida D. Illinois 4. Which custard flavor does Ted Jr. himself not like? A. Hot Fudge B. Caramel C. Butterscotch D. Cookie Dough

Answers: 1:C 2:A 3:C 4:D

In 1931, a man named Ted Drewes opened up a dessert shop here in St. Louis that doubled as a stand for selling Christmas trees. Nowadays, the tree selling has continued and the frozen custard that he sold has become an iconic part of St. Louis culture. Ted Drewes has many features which sets it apart from other custard shops in this city. The first special attraction is the long lines. When driving down Chippewa Street, it’s almost impossible not to notice the horde of people around the custard shop, waiting to place their order for frozen custard. “The crowds are a big part of what makes it a phenomenon,” manager Amy Foristel said. “You don’t see lines like this at other places.” The custard is a huge draw to the shop. On the menu, one can find over 30 different flavors and toppings, like hot fudge, Oreo and cookie dough. There are also almost 20 other different specialties and sundaes, like Cardinal Sin, which is a concrete or sundae topped with hot fudge and cherries, or the Terramizzou, a concrete or sundae with a mixture of chocolate and pistachios. “We make new sundaes by taste-testing and trying things out,” Foristel said. “Most of the flavors have been around, or Ted Drewes Jr. comes up with them.” Ted Drewes is such an important part of the city, even engagements have happened there, along with people coming for an after-wedding treat. “One time, we had someone pop the question on the board,” Foristel said. “We’ll even place bets on how many weddings we’ll get each day.” The final, most iconic part of Ted Drewes is its hometown glory. Although they’ve had opportunities to turn Ted Drewes into a franchise, it’s always stuck in St. Louis. St. Louis is known for Ted Drewes, and the tradition of it will stay in the city as long as it can. “Even though Ted Jr. himself doesn’t work here anymore, the culture is still left,” Foristel said. “The workers now carry on the culture, and it helps that a lot of family members still work here.” Ted Drewes and St. Louis have a special and unique bond. At the heart of the custard shop is its history, and what is any place without its history. “I’ve been going there since I was a baby,” sophomore Emily Henry said. “I will keep going there because it’s great.”

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taylor buchanan: my Summer Style

Q: What is your favorite summer trend of clothing? A: “I just really love crop tops. I like high waisted shorts, but I don’t like the high waisted shorts that show off your butt. I like dresses and maxi skirts. I like pretty much something that’s just comfortable and not too tight but not too loose.”

Q: How does your style come about? A: “I put my style together by anything that I’m inspired by or how the weather may be. Sometimes I feel it’s like a nice, breezy morning, I’ll wear a dress or something. It just depends on how I’m feeling that day. If I’m really happy and excited, I’ll wear something that is light colored and natural make up.”

Q: When did you realize you had style? A: “I piece stuff together, I don’t always get outfits at the same time, I always just go to the store somewhere and piece different things together. I just figured out what type of style that I had when I looked at the type of clothes that I wear, which are kinda different from the stuff that other people wear.”

Q: What is your advice on summer clothing for girls? A: “My advice on summer clothing for girls is be spontaneous with it. Don’t just hold back. I feel like you should be able to wear whatever you feel comfortable in. No matter what size you are, no matter what size the clothing is, I feel like you can make anything look pretty on you.”

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photos by Ashton Stegman Q&A with Mia Elliott

“My style is not the same. One day I’ll be hipster and the next day I’ll be grunge. On some days I’ll even mix the two together and make them a whole different style.”


JUST KEEP SWIMMING

Students from FHN share where they like to swim during the summer months and season, along with what they like about different types of pools including inground, above ground, and public pools

INGROUND POOLS

Some people, like junior Kat Cadigan, like to have their own inground pool in their backyard. The average in ground pool can range in cost from $25,000-$50,000, depending on size, depth, materials and other factors. Upkeep for these pools can be more difficult than others, with cleaning, and off season care. According to Cadigan, the extra work is worth it.

“I love having an in ground pool,” Cadigan said. “You can run in, jump in or just have your legs in without having to be all the way in the pool. Also, it is your own pool, so you don’t have to worry about everyone else.” Kat Cadigan’s in ground pool. (submitted photo)

ABOVE GROUND POOLS

If you’re like junior Sammy Teson, you may prefer to have an above ground pool when you look out your back window. Above ground pools can cost anywhere from $1,500-$4,500 for the kit and $1,000$3,000 for installation depending on the quality of pool. The upkeep can be simpler for above ground pools compared to in ground pools. Teson’s pool is drained and refilled every year opposed to covering and cleaning the water. The convenience of the above ground pool is what Teson likes about it.

“It’s your own pool, so I like that there’s no other people in it,” Teson said. “It’s cheaper and easier to take care of than an inground, and it’s easier to get things out of it without falling in.” Sammy Teson’s above ground pool. (submitted photo)

PUBLIC POOLS

Sophomore Bryce Perry enjoys the watery fun of a public pool during the warmer months. Perry usually goes to Wapelhorst Aquatic Facility in St. Charles. Rates range from $2-$7, being lower for younger ages and senior citizens. With public pools the upkeep is done by the employees, and there is more variety of activities with places like Wapelhorst having multiple water slides.

“I like how public pools have all of the fun water slides,” Perry said. “They are overall bigger and more fun.”

Waplehorst public pool located at 1874 Muegge Rd. (submitted photo)

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Sports enthusiast carries on a family tradition

Sophmore Drew Lanig poses with some of his favorite bobble heads. “My top five are Vladimir Tarasenko, Ozzie Smith, Jack Buck, Michael Wacha, and Adam Wainwright,” Lanig said. “I like them becuase they’re some of my favorite sports players.” (photo by lauren price)

Sophomore Drew Lanig has collected Sports memorabilia since he was nine and has gotten up to 62 bobbleheads along with large variety of other sports mementos BY SAMI SCHMID

Saminicole102@gmail.com • @Sami-nicole101

At the age of nine, sophomore Drew Lanig found a box of bobbleheads at his grandparents house. Among them was an Adam Wainwright bobblehead. This was the start of Drew’s love of bobbleheads and other sports memorabilia. “[I decided to start collecting bobbleheads] not long after my grandparents passed,” Drew said. “I guess since that’s one of the only things I took away from their house I wanted to keep on going.” Drew has a variety of collectable items from ticket stubs and autographed items to magazines and baseball cards. He also has approximately 62 bobbleheads in his collection. They are a mix of sports, TV and movie bobbleheads with the majority being sports. Some of his favorites are his Cardinals’ pitcher Adam Wainwright, former Cardinals’ shortstop Ozzie Smith, Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko and former sportscaster Jack Buck bobbleheads. “He’s always looking for new opportunities,” Drew’s father, Vance Lanig said. “Most collectible dealers might have just cards but he’s got such a variety. He’s got cards and jerseys he’s got a signed David Backes jersey. He’s getting a signed Matt Adams Jersey in a couple weeks.” Drew’s friend, sophomore Bryan Chac, noticed his obsession with the small pieces of sports memorabilia at sporting events. According to Chac, Drew goes to every game where they stuff is given away. His family is proud of the variety and organization of Drew’s collection. “I like it,” Vance said. “It gives him a hobby. You know he’s not getting in trouble doing that and he’s actually collecting stuff that over time is worth money that’s going to increase in value. There’s a lot of worse things you can do and he likes it so I definitely encourage it.” Drew gets his bobbleheads online and at Cardinals, Blues, Rams and other sports games with his dad. Whenever they notice a place is giving out something good, his father and him go and sometimes even get extra to give to friends. He and his dad bought a subscription to Busch Stadium memorabilia, so now everything that is sold at games this year at the stadium, from jerseys to bats and bobbleheads, gets delivered directly to their doorstep. The love of sports and collection of sports memorabilia has been something that’s been passed down through generations of the Lanig family. “His grandfather always collected sports memorabilia and passed it on to me and then I passed on a lot of the memorabilia that I had to him, and let him hold on to it, so he’s collected things from us and now he’s collecting on his own,” Vance said. Drew keeps his memorabilia on bookshelves in his room and plans to move it into his sister’s old room since she has moved out. With all the stuff he collects the new room will give him more space. “He just doesn’t collect and throw it in a box,” Vance said. “It’s all on shelves and stands, he’s got it hanging on the walls. You know, it’s not something that’s collecting dust. He’s very organized about making sure everything has a place. Most kids will just get stuff and throw it in a box. Hes not doing that. He knows what hes got. I really like that about him, that he’s taking time to organize what he gets.” Drew doesn’t know if he will ever stop collecting, but he does knows his goal is to get 100 bobbleheads. He plans to keep going to sports games with his dad and keep using his subscription to Busch Stadium. “It’s taking a while but I’m getting there,” Drew said.

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Lanig owns a total of 17 Cardinal bobble heads and recieved the Ozzie Smith bobble head at a baseball game. Lanig’s most recent bobblehead was Vladimir Tarasenko of the St. Louis Blues. (photo by lauren price)


How to Become a Lawyer in Missouri Source: lawyeredu

Get a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in any field

Pass the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) Teacher Dan Dilber tells his seventh hour English class the next steps to the assignment in class. Dilber will be missed by students and staff after his years working at FHN but will go on to a new job with his newly acquired law degree. Dilber will be relocating to a new job as a transactional lawyer. (jailan thomas)

Beloved Teacher to Attorney Dan Dilber plans to leave his teaching career behind to take on a new career and become an attorney for a better life for him and his family BY JAMIE HETLAGE

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Next year, English I teacher Dan Dilber will leave his career of education to become an attorney. He has been thinking about this profession for a little over five years, and next year will be the golden opportunity for his dream to finally come true. “I believe this new profession will challenge me, but will also bring excitement and rewards to me and my family as well,” Dilber said. “I’m just excited about having a career that I’m passionate about.” Dilber is currently attending St. Louis University School of Law and plans to complete his schooling this month. Shortly after, he will begin his career with the firm Husch Blackwell. He specifically wants to become a transactional attorney, which handles real estate and development. He wants to do this specific field of law to become a part of major deals involving buildings and architecture. “I find it [this profession] the most exciting because you’re a part of major deals and you see real estate, buildings, and architecture all developed with your help,” Dilber said. Taking on law school and a career change can be difficult on its own, but can be even harder while raising a 1-year-old and a 4-year-old at the same time. Working long hours and working diligently is what Dilber has been doing to become an attorney. To achieve his goal he has to gone to law school, gained the credits he needs, and earned an internship at a firm. This will eventually lead him to work at that firm to become an attorney. “I think this will affect my life by demanding more of my schedule and my abilities,” Dilber said. ”This will involve high stakes, negotiations and other situations I had not faced in education.” With this dream, Dilber has a lot of work and dedication that must be presented in able for him to succeed. He loves his career as a teacher but wants to be able to get a more hands on

approach with a new interest and career by getting into sticky situations and working them out to showcase his new talents with his new profession. “Knowing Mr. Dilber and his work ethic and his intelligence I definitely can say he will have a lot success,” junior Mensur Koso said. “Right now he’s just an English teacher going off to be a lawyer, but in 10-15 years from now I think he’s going to be something big.” Dilber has been an English teacher for seven years but has wanted to become a lawyer since five years ago. From this, he has yearned for a change not only for himself, but for his two children as well. He ultimately wanted to gain a better future by having a job he is more personally and financially pleased with so he can be able to give more to his family, wife and children. However, many still view Dilber’s departure as a loss for the school as a whole. “I think it’s a huge loss, but that’s what happens,” friend and colleague Sean Fowler said. “Ever since I’ve been here it seems like we’ve lost at least one teacher that had a very large impact on the school. Of course, the fact that he could have had 23 more years of positive impact on students, that’s sad but I think it’s ultimately for the best.” Starting a new career means leaving an old career behind. One thing he will miss the most about teaching are the good humored students in his classroom who could always make him laugh. He hopes that he left an impression on all of his students to think more critically in their lifetime about their lives as well as what they do as a career in the future. He wanted to affect his students personally by merging learning and humor into the classroom. “It will be a bittersweet transition,” Dilber said. “On one hand I am saddened to leave the friends I’ve made with colleagues and I am also saddened to lose the opportunity to be surrounded by such enjoyable students. On the other hand I am ready to pursue my new profession. I am looking forward to that change.”

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prom: brazilian Paradise

On May 2, juniors and seniors gathered at the St. Charles Convention Center for the annual FHN prom, where students had a night of dining and dancing

Senior Sam Hoscher dances to Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” at the annual junior-senior prom. Halfway through the night he danced with Carli Bond. (samantha alexander)

Senior Schrico Sherill dances while Auntonique Moore and Megan Tanksley watch and laugh. A photo booth was available with sunglasses, boas, and hats as props. (riley mccrackin)

Junior Katie Turnbeaugh takes a selfie with Anna Ford, Adriene Davidson, Anna Chowning, Shelby Wiebe, Thomas Wersching, Carli Bond, and Nick Gehricke. This year prom was held at the Convention Center in the Embassy Suite from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. (bree williams)

Seniors Sam Hoscher, Thomas Wersching, Maddi Snyder, Andrew Meyer, Oscar Guerrero, and their guests clink glasses before dinner. This year chicken and steak were served as the main course for dinner. Cheese cake and chocolate cake were served as dessert. (samantha alexander)

The 2015 prom court: Matt Borrelli, Abby Day, Chase Powelson, Nicole Morse, Ethan Hussey, Carli Bond, King Evan Miller, Queen Bailey North, Kevin Rudberg, and Rachel Mecklenburg (samantha alexander)

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Volunteers from Saint Elizabeth Ann Seaton Church’s mission trip to Silex, Missouri gather around as they put their hands together during a week of helping people fix and renovate their houses. (submitted photo)

An act of selflessness

A group of students from Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church are going to participate in a mission trip that they have organized for the purpose of helping others BY RYAN SPARKS rsparks222@gmail.com

This summer, from July 19-25, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church is going on a mission trip to Silex, Missouri, they are called the Seedbearers. The trip is meant to help homeowners in need of repairs to their houses and reach out to the community in an act of selflessness. “Our purpose would be to help those who are less fortunate,” Youth Minister Wayne Burbach said. “It’s kind of a two part message, it’s to help the homeowners and to help them understand God’s love.” During this week-long trip, the Seedbearers help families meet the needs they have in order to live a comfortable life in their own homes. In the past, they have helped repair roofs, cosmetics and other problems that needing to be fixed. The majority of the people that the mission trip helps cannot afford the fixes to their house or are in need of assistance due to a lack of physical ability. The participants on the trip are proud to see what they have done. “We go down there for six days and we are divided into groups to work,” Senior Tim Bries said. “My favorite part is to see the homeowner and how appreciative they are.” Aside from the massive accomplishments that the students and staff achieve during the mission trip, they also take part in church services every day. “I love this trip because people get a deeper relationship with God,” Burbach said. “Last year a lot of the farmers came up and were excited about how we were here. The farmers saw us and wanted to donate food and produce to us which was a major blessing. We really watched this community become more humble and giving as a whole.”

By the numbers • Silex is home to 187 residents. St. Charles is home 65,794 residents. • Silex’s median household income is $24,337. St. Charles’ median household income is $52,330 • Silex’s median house value is $61,940. St. Charles’ median house value is $171,300.

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Saint Elizabeth has been going to Silex for five years, so the students are familiar with what is going on. Some of the people returning from previous years get to take on a leadership role as they lead their groups during the trip. “It was really cool,” sophomore Giana Sulzner said. “At the end of the week when you get to show everyone what you’ve accomplished and to see the homeowner walk around the house with you. It’s nice to see their faces when they see how the house was redone.”

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Feb. 26, sophomore Chris St.Aubin blocks a player on CBC. The Howell United Warriors lost to the CBC Cadets 8-3. (ashleigh barlow)

LOOKING TO THE FUTure

The JV Howell United Warriors Lacrosse team prepares to transition to varsity next year

BY ANTHONY KRISTENSEN

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With their inaugural season at an end, the JV Howell United Warriors Lacrosse team, as of press time, have a record of 4-10, and have finished the JV Tournament. With these players now having the experience of lacrosse on the JV level, they’ll need to get ready for the varsity level, as the Howell United Warriors will have three teams competing next year, on the Freshman, JV and Varsity levels. “I’m looking forward to it,” sophomore Chris St. Aubin said. “The play will be a lot faster and more intense, so we’ll need to be ready.” This season, the team got off to a strong start, winning their first two games, with tightly contested victories over Westminister and Rockwood Summit. Yet, the team went on a losing streak after that, losing seven games in a row. With many players getting hurt throughout the early part of the season, there were less subs for important games, such as the games against Eureka and John Burrows, where the lack of players could have impacted the team’s performance because the healthy players were fatigued. “A difficult part of this season has been having to play with a shortage of players due to injuries on our team,” senior Matt Dempski said. “We have had a number of injuries this season, but our team always pulls through.” This season, the team has faced numerous difficulties, with the most notable one being that the players come from different schools, as opposed to some of the other teams where all of the players come from the same school. Some of the more developed teams, such as Eureka and De Smet Jesuit, have beat the Warriors easier. The Warriors have six players from FHN, with the rest of the players from FHC and FHHS. According to Dempski, this led the team to be very difficult to play with at first, though the team is much better than before.

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Many of the players have developed friendships and have gotten to know each other better both on and off the field, even with the players going to different schools. According to Dempski, the team has been successful because of hard work and strong play, even with the players being at different schools. “I found no problem playing with boys from other schools,” Dempski said. “It was a little awkward at first, but we are all really great friends now.” For other players, such as sophomore Taylor Watson, the players being from different schools was for the better because of the unique experience of playing with players from different schools. According to Watson, it wasn’t difficult adapting to being at a different school than his teammates and he’s enjoyed it. “I don’t think the [players being at] different schools was difficult,” Taylor Watson said. “I thought it was cool because now I’m close to a lot of people from different schools.” The team was looking to prepare for the varsity level by doing well in the playoffs, which took place on May 9-10. To see how they did, go to FHNGameday.com. How the team did in the playoffs will be used to see where the team is and what they need to improve on before next season, as they look to be the best team that they can be before making the transition to varsity. “[They are difficult] because the playoffs are back to back against really good teams,” Watson said. “I feel the competition will be harder and more intense on varsity.” Overall, the team seems confident with the varsity season ahead of them next year. Many of the players, according to Watson, are ready for the varsity game and the team should be able to transition successfully from JV to the more advanced, fast paced play of varsity. “I think there are a lot of kids prepared for the varsity games next year,” Watson said. “I feel that the competition will be harder and more intense on varsity.”


Sophomore Ryan Hale makes an approaching shot to the green. The JV Knights outshot Troy on April 24 with a score of 259-234. JV finshed the season 5-1. (alex lane)

Junior Gage Gruedenfelder attempts to grab the ball as teammate takles the CBC cadet to the ground. The Howell Force lost to the Cadets, 33-22 on April 29. (tristan tainter)

Sophomore Sammi Dondalson kicks the soccer ball on April 16. The Knights defeated FZW 1-0. Dondalson has played wing back, stopper, sweeper and center middle. (rachel creeley)

Golf team suffers from rain

three rivals, one team

age doesn’t matter, skill does

Rainy weather causes cancellations for the FHN Boys Golf team

FHSD high schools come together to create the rugby team

Sophomore commits to a college scholarship for soccer

BY ALY DOTY

BY BELÉN HERRERA

BY BELÉN HERRERA

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The FHN Varisty golf team moved on as a team to Districts which were held on May 4 at The Falls golf course. Three of the five golfers will move on to Sectionals this includes, Ryan Dickey, Kyle Melchior and A.J. Porter. Overall, the team shot a 324 placing third in Districts, one spot away from advancing as a team. The three that advanced played on Monday, May 11 at Forest Hills golf course. “We went into it very well as a Varsity team,” Senior A.J. Porter said. We didn’t have the best season, we got off to a bit of a slow start and I believe we were entering the conference tournament in fourth place as a team. In the conference tournament I personally was fifth place and player of the year. The FHN Boys Golf team has been having a season filled with rescheduling this year due to the weather conditions such as rain and thunderstorms. “You just get your hopes up and then they get crushed,” sophomore Ryan Hale said. “And trying to reschedule is always a pain.” Their coach agreed. “The rain causes the course to be wet, which can make it a lot tougher to get a solid hit on the ball,” Coach Mark Wright said. Despite not having many cancellations, the ones they have had are still making an impact on the season. Players prepare for the match and get upset when they get cancelled, and rescheduling can cause issues such as players not being able to attend the rescheduled match. “Rained out games are difficult because you get super prepared and ready for the one game, and then it just gets cancelled,” sophomore Avery Bond said.

In the past seven years, FHSD has not had a rugby team, making this past season the players first experience of rugby. Having played eight rugby games and only winning one, they feel they’ve done well for never having played the game before. “My goals were not to mark a win and loss column, but more so for growth as players and growth as people,” Coach Trevor Locke said. “I’ve really looked forward to seeing students progress as rugby players not so much worried about success in terms of a team goal but as individuals as well. I wanted the kids to grasp the sport to grasp the concept and the basics and really progress themselves moving into their rugby careers in their future, if they hopefully keep playing.” Just one school by itself would not have been enough to make a team and to have enough kids to be subbing in and out, so FHSD decided to join together and create one team, the Francis Howell Force. “It’s difficult because obviously my sphere of influence is at FHN, but from subbing the last couple of years and student teaching between all three schools I was able to grab some kids that I had known at FHC and FHHS,” Locke said. “Also word of mouth was good, because kids obviously know each other between the high schools. I was also able to go and speak to the weight rooms at both high schools and get some kids interest level up and get them out to play.” The team has bonded in ways that would not have been possible if these three rivals teams had not joined forces. Players connected with boys they probably would not have met if not for this team. “They put me in a good mood,” FHHS sophomore Uriel Zamudio said. “Every time I was down they’d put me up.”

Sophomore Samantha Donaldson plays for the St. Louis Scott Gallagher Premier team, and also currently plays for FHN’s girls Varsity soccer team. Donaldson was noticed by college coaches and offered a full ride college scholarship. “It’s surprising, that there’s really no other sophomores with a scholarship, so I’m really proud of all the work I’ve done and that it really has paid off,” Samantha Donaldson said. “I was really excited when I told my dad. He was so proud of me that he almost started crying. It was a great time. I loved calling [the coach] and hearing [his] voice whenever I told him I accepted it.” Donaldson is a hard working player for both her school and club team as she works to become a better player each day. “The type of player that she is, she’s fast, she’s aggressive, those things tend to not go unnoticed,” Club Coach Shaunna Brandt said. “It’s her willingness to do some of the physical things that a lot of the players aren’t willing to do. To sacrifice your body she tackles very hard, she’s not afraid to push people around and to mix it up. Not everybody is willing to do that. She’d break her leg before she’d let the ball go by her.” Verbally committing to the college was a big step, although Donaldson cannot completely commit to the University of Arkansas, Little Rock because she is not yet a senior. “I hope she’s made the right choice,” Samantha’s mother, Carolynn Donaldson said. “I think it’s a little overwhelming, She did do a verbal commitment with them of course, she can’t commit until she’s a senior. I don’t think she really understands what’s all involved in it yet. But I think she’s smart enough and bright enough that she’ll be fine with it.”

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Tyler Heitmann pitches against Troy. The Knights won 8-2. (samantha alexander)

varsity baseball takes on districts

To continue a winning season, the Varsity baseball preapares for Districts

BY ALY DOTY

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On May 16, the FHN Varsity Baseball team will be competing in Districts, and the team and coaches feel like they’re prepared to do well and possibly take first place. Districts is where schools within the Gateway Athletic Conference (GAC) compete in order to move on to the next step, sectionals. The GAC consists of teams in the area. “Our goal is to win districts, and I feel like we have a really good shot at winning this year,” assistant coach Mike Freedline said. “I hope we can keep improving and go as far as we can in state because that’s the ultimate goal.” Last year, FHN finished sixth in districts. The coaches and team believe this was because the team lacked chemistry. This year, the players think they will do much better because they play well together as a team and are all working towards the same goal: come out on top in districts. “We have started this season off right,” junior Jacob Kalusniak said. “We are heading in the right direction and I expect great things to come from this season. We have the talent to make it all the way this year so my goal is to play like I know we can and go from there.” The GAC baseball tournament is May 11-16 at Troy. Last year, the team finished 3rd in the tournament, and this year they hope they’ll improve to a higher ranking by working together and playing with as much effort as they have. The team feels they will do better than they did last year in this tournament because of the different skills they have aquired. “I expect us just to really compete with everything that we have,” junior Charlie Brauch said.

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Junior David Hood blocks the ball from a FHH player on April 23. The Knights won with a score of 2-0. (jessie define)

the ultimate volleyball defense

Junior David Hood help the Varsity volleyball team conitinue to districts

Nathan Sermershien and Brendan Schmidt have played together prior to the season. (ravyn wynter)

serving on and off the court FHN Varsity tennis team competes in

Districts and hopes to make it to State

BY SASHA KAGANOV

BY SASHA KAGANOV

With a record this season of 15-3, the Varsity volleyball team is getting ready to head towards districts. This season, the team impressed many with their wins and skills. The Varsity boys volleyball team have defeated most teams in their district like FZE, FZW, St. Dominic, FHC and FZS. Most players are feeling confident to face them in Districts because of the amount of wins they had this season. Districts will begin on Friday, May 15. “I’m very excited for districts because our team is doing really good this year,” junior Jacob Drum said. “I’m feeling very confident in our ability to come out in Districts in first place.” Junior David Hood believes that it’s possible for the team to get first, but believes the mentality is the issue over the physical game and overcoming that issue can result in going to state. “I think the biggest thing we need to improve on is psychological factors,” Hood said. “We are as good of a team as any of the schools that we have played so I think we have a really good chance.” Hood’s skills and dedication have helped the team in many ways. He hopes to come back next year, guide the team in even more victories and lead the team to become undefeated next season. Not only does Hood want to continue to play next season, but also in college on the University of Illinois Volleyball club team. “I definitely believe that David had a lot of potential because he’s a hard worker on the court,” varsity coach Ryan VonFeldt said. “He definitely has what it takes to make it if he wants to play after high school.”

As of press time, the Varsity tennis team is competing in districts and hope to continue to state. The players will face schools around the District. Number one leading player, Senior Matt Dunn, is hoping to make it all the way to the end by winning state. Because the team came in first place overall in GAC’s, they are hoping for an even stronger future the next few weeks in Districts and State. “I feel really good going into Districts and I feel my team will go really far because we work hard at practice everyday,” senior Matt Dunn said. The teams success comes from from their work at practice each day. Junior Nathan Sermeshien find its necessary to help the incoming freshmen and sophomores improve on their tennis skills. He helps them before, during and after practice. “I feel that it’s really necessary to help out the freshmen because when all the eighteen JV and Varsity juniors graduate, the team is going to lose a good majority of the team,” Nathan said. “So that’s why we need to start helping them get better, so they can carry on after we are gone. “The last few years, the juniors and seniors have been carrying the school’s name proudly. Because the juniors and seniors will be leaving soon, Nathan has high hopes for the underclassmen and believes that with extra training and dedication, they will continue to carry the school’s name and its many victories. “I think that it’s great that he is helping the freshmen become better players,” Varsity coach Kate Kleiber said. “It’s nice to see that they all want to help each other so they can become better players.”

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Junior Autumn Todd competes in the 110 meter hurdle event on Friday, April 10 at St. Dominic High School. Districts will be held on May 16-17. DeSmet High School, McCluer North High School, Parkway North High School, Pattonville High School, and Ritenour High School are all competing at districts. (hannah medlin)

running on to districts

looking on the bright side A record-breaking season by Trey Petit has given the boys track and field team new life

TRack and Field Records

NEw Old Record Record

BY JACOB LINTNER lintnerjacob@gmail.com

Track and field Districts are the weekend of May 16, the boys are looking to improve on what could be considered somewhat of a lackluster season. “The upcoming meet and GAC’s are going to be some of the hardest meets,” coach Jenelle Louis-Bauer said in an interview on May 1. “They’ll serve to show the guys and girls where they stand and what they need to do to prepare for districts.” As far as the boys are concerned, a major bright spot has been the performance of their field team, headlined by a record-breaking season by junior Trey Pettit. He broke the school’s record for boys shot put with a throw of 56 feet. The previous record was 54 feet 6 inches. “It felt good,” Pettit said. “I accomplished a big goal, and I got my confidence back up.” Louis-Bauer is feeling a great sense of eagerness and anticipation for the end of the season. “I’ve been coaching for four years,” Louis-Bauer said, “and this is the year that I’m the most excited for.”

Girls’ Shot

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Boys’ Shot

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Girls’ Pole Vault

37’ 0” 38’ 1.5”

11’ 7” 2014

12’ 0” 2015

The girls 4x8 powers the whole team heading into the Districts competition

BY JACOB LINTNER lintnerjacob@gmail.com

In preparation for Districts on May 16, the girls’ track and field teams have been running, jumping and throwing their hearts out. Dominique Meyer and Annie Russell have both broken school records in their respective competitions. Meyer jumped 12 feet in the pole vault, and Russell threw 38 feet 1.5 inches in the shot put. Both should compete well in Districts and beyond on the field, but it is the girls 4X8 that has stolen the show on the track. “I think we’re ready for it,” sophomore Hannah Fetsch said. “We’ve prepared pretty well for it. Times are dropping, and we should be ready for Districts.” The entire girls squad is looking good in preparation for Districts, but it is the 4X8 that, according to runners and coaches alike, has the best chance to move past Districts and Sectionals into the State competition. “This kind of snuck up on us,” senior Brenda Alvarado said. “We hope to do well in Districts, work our way through the system and slither into State. As [Coach] Krieger says, ‘It’ll be a good one.’”

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Avengers: Age of Ultron

In the newest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Avengers take on the villianous Ultron to stop him from wiping out human civilization BY BENNETT SMALLWOOD

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Age of Ultron surpasses the previous film in the franchise by taking everything that fans loved to a whole new level. A bigger roster of heroes, a threatening villain and a deeper connection between the characters are what gives this movie the push passed its first installment. New characters added to the Avengers include Quicksilver, The Scarlet Witch and Vision. All of them include something special to the team in their own way. Quicksilver and The Scarlet Witch both are orphaned at a young age. They blame Tony Stark and Stark Industries for the death of their parents and side with Ultron to get revenge on him. After learning Ultron’s true intentions they side with the Avengers to stop him. This is when you really see their good nature and regard for human life which is something that isn’t always as obvious in these films because of the comedic value that is added to them. Vision, however, is the most powerful addition to the team so far. He was created by the infinity stone in Loki’s scepter and the only one worthy to pick up Thor’s hammer besides the god himself. The Avengers would not have been able to defeat Ultron without the new members because of the numbers which shows how the team will have to continue to grow to stop other forces further down the road in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Ultron is what gives the most power to the film character-wise. Ultron does not just take form in one body which gives him an advantage, as he cannot be killed unless every aspect of him is destroyed. James Spader’s performance

PG-13

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rivals with the supervillain greats. Probably the best since the Dark Knight’s Joker. Hearing Ultron’s menacing voice for the first time, as he takes form from the wrecked pieces of an iron man suit, sets the tone for the rest of the movie. Unlike Loki, Ultron actually seemed like a threat. Ultron is not a villain you would laugh at. Loki on the other hand, was a god, but he could not even take down Hawkeye who may be a great archer, but is just an archer. Hundreds of androids in the form of Ultron attack the Avengers as he plans to raise and drop the city of Sokovia onto the Earth. It’s obvious the Avengers will prevail against the Artificial Intelligence but it’s still a tense fight and there are casualties along the way. The main reason why Marvel’s fanbase has been increasing in recent years is because of the relationships between the characters. There is the Hulk and Black Widow’s love interest in each other (whixh is kind of bizarre) and a scene where the Hawkeye gives the Scarlet Witch the motivation to fight alongside her brother. However, there is also tension between members of the team including Captain America and Tony Stark on the morality and the need for Artificial Intelligence leading up to Captain America: Civil War (2016); a fight on whether superheroes are actually bad for society. It’s exciting to see this pan out so early and yet so subtle. Overall though, the characters are so connected that the film seems to give every one of them a part of the spotlight. This also allows for the on-screen chemistry to show. Many of them have worked together in previous films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the relationships have grown so much from the start showing the constant harassment of Captain America and the sharing of war stories at Stark’s parties. More will be seen in coming years with Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 (2018) and Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 (2019).


SUMMER FILMS: Jurassic World

Release Date: June 12 Director: Collin Trevorrow STARRING: Chris Pratt (Owen) and Bryce Dallas Howard (Beth) The fourth Jurassic Park film takes place on Isla Nublar which is now a fully functioning dinosaur theme park. To help draw visitors, a dinosaur hybrid is created. As the dinosaur grows stronger and smarter it reeks havoc on the park.

Minions

Release Date: July 10 Director: Kyle Balda and Pierre Coffin STARRING: Sandra Bullock (Scarlet Overkill) and Jon Hamm (Herb Overkill) Stuart, Kevin and Bob are back. The film takes place in 1968, 42 years before they met Gru in. In an attempt to become henchmen, Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by Villain of the Year, Scarlet Overkill in an attempt to take over the world.

Terminator Genisys

Release Date: July 3 Director: Alan Taylor STARRING: Jai Courtney (Kyle Reese) and Arnold Schwarzenegger (T-800) Kyle Reese finds himself in a different timeline from the year 2029 and teams up with John Connor’s mother, Sarah Connor, and an aging terminator T-800 to try and win the battle of Man vs. Machine and ultimately stop “Judgement Day”.

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A Mostly Flawless victory Mortal Kombat X introduces a new story, new characters and new modes

BY AUSTIN FERGUSON austin1834@gmail.com

change of sound Mumford & Sons return with a brand new album and a brand new sound BY KEEGAN SCHUSTER keeganschuster98@gmail.com

After topping charts all over the world in 2012 with their Grammy Award-winning album, “Babel,” Mumford & Sons had very big shoes to fill for it’s follow-up. Fortunately, their latest album, “Wilder Mind,” does nothing less. The album was released on May 4 and contains more electric, rock-oriented song writing, which is a drastic departure from the band’s traditional folk sound. The first taste of the album was given on March 9, when the lead single, “Believe,” was released. From start to finish, the track lacks folk instruments such as the banjo and puts more emphasis on the electric guitar. Despite such a sudden evolution, the results are surprisingly satisfying. Out of all the songs on the album, the opener, “Tompkins Square Park,” stood out the most. The track showcases the band’s new electric sound, while still keeping the classic Mumford & Sons vibe that fans know and love. After the upbeat notes of the electric guitar start the intro, singer Marcus Mumford appears for the first verse with a relaxing tone and deep, heartfelt lyrics. Unlike most modern, mainstream albums, “Wilder Mind” is not the slightest bit repetitive. Mumford can be found soothing the listener over a slow, elegant ballad like “Hot Gates,” or belting over an upbeat hit like “Ditmas,” while the rest of the band creates intricate melodies through both acoustic and electric instrumentation. Even for someone like myself who has a preference for heavy metal, I found myself stunned by the complexity and consistency of the album. From the perspective of a long time fan or a complete newbie to the world of Mumford & Sons, “Wilder Mind” will not disappoint.

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If you’re looking for new challenges, new modes, or next-gen graphics enhanced fighting game, you should test your might against Mortal Kombat X (MKX). Hosting a roster of new characters along with older ones coming back, MKX released on April 14th, 2015, a game that anyone can pick up just some practice required. It took me about five hours to finish the story mode, including a few side challenges. The new changes to the older characters is one of the highlights, as it really brings out some more of the reasons as to why they do what the do, the only flaw is that unless you’re a veteran Mortal Kombat player, you won’t understand what’s going on. The game also includes some characters only mentioned in the comics based on the games. The story consists of the older characters passing the torch to the younger generation, it might be a bit cliché, but the new characters and story show some depth over past Mortal Kombat games. The game plays very smoothly running on PC, although make sure your computer can handle it as it is meant for next gen consoles, and there is nothing worse than a stuttering fighting game. There were no glitches on my playthrough so far in offline mode. From what I can tell, the online mode still needs adjustments, which will come in time. I’ve only briefly tried to get online, and it is very underpopulated at times and it takes a while to find a match. The game also features a “Living Towers” mode that allows you to play custom towers that change hourly, daily, and the

featured tower by the developers. The towers are challenge modes where you fight random battles, all the while fighting odd modifiers like fireballs, grenades and heads falling from the sky. I had the most fun playing versus the AI using characters I was good with, and there are many ways to play. The game features multiple play styles per character. Whatever you like, there is something for you. I often played the character Scorpion, changing his moveset to where he added swords into his combos or set your enemies on fire with one of his other modes. Every character has three distinct playstyles, changing up your combos or special attacks. I tended to play the heavier, slower characters that did the most damage, but being able to play your way is very rewarding by changing up your favorite characters. One thing that I really liked coming back from MK9 is the new version of The Krypt. Revived from when it was first implemented in MK9, it allows you to spend an in-game currency that is acquired from playing the game. You can unlock new fatalities for characters, different looks for them, and special concept art. The Krypt also features a decent amount of random jump scares, so be prepared for some quick-time events. Even if the campaign is less than steller, you don’t play a Mortal Kombat game for the story; you play it for the gameplay. That’s what it delivers on. It’s a great looking title that plays well and will be easily accepted into the collection of any fighting game fan or a beginner. It’s still one of the best games to have friends over to play with and crush them with your best character. I wouldn’t say it’s a perfect ten or X, easily a solid eight it stands up to the other Mortal Kombat games with flying colors, or blood trails.

the four faces of high school BY JOE LULEY

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Editor in Chief: Daniel Bodden

North star take:

a summer to remember

Make the most of your summer this year by learning something new or picking up a different hobby because being “bored” should not be an option ON BEHALF OF THE EDITORIAL STAFF yourfhn@fhntoday.com • @fhntoday

With only eight days left in the school year, it seems like summer vacation could not get here any sooner. Then at last, finals are over and the shrill of the familiar bell echoes throughout the halls as students run out of their classes into their long awaited freedom. And the first week of break is magnificent. Sleep. Netflix. More sleep. And even more Netflix. But what happens after that? Many eventually enter the endless cycle of the stereotypical summer vacation until there comes a point in time when summer is “boring.” However, there are a few different ways to prevent the boredom. We must remember that summer isn’t going to be here forever. In about two months, the school year will begin so it’s best to get started as soon as possible on making your summer one to remember. Think back to that mental note you made a few months ago to teach yourself how to play the guitar. Or that list of books sitting in the corner of your desk waiting to be read. While many of us may have other commitments or none at all, try something new that is meaningful to you individually. Once the school year starts, you likely won’t find as much time to pursue new interests or start new habits. Equip yourself and prepare for the school year ahead by finding new hobbies, pursuing new interests

and making new memories. The things you decide to do with your summer don’t even necessarily have to be for you. Volunteer your time for a good cause to give back to your neighborhood and community, because in just a few years, you’ll be off to college. And when you look back on the impact you left, make sure that it’s something you’re proud of. Now is the time, your time, to make a difference. Whether the effect is one major impact or many smaller ones, the possibilities are endless. Look around. What needs to be done? What needs to be fixed? What can you do? We live in a time and place where the list of things to do, places to see and people to meet are endless, so being “bored” is not an option. Whether it’s helping an elderly neighbor with their garden or taking care of animals at a shelter, even one day of volunteering is a day well spent. And of course, just as important, is to always keep in contact with your friends. Take that road trip you guys have been planning since freshman year, or take a break and go stargazing one night. The time you have with your friends right now is running out because the chance that you’ll have enough time to stay in contact after high school are often slim. So sure, take those first two weeks to be a lazy teenager who doesn’t know the date, week, or year over break, but after that, it’s time to turn off the TV and make your summer one to remember.

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NORTH STAR Senior Edition 2015


CONTENTS 3-4

EMBARASSING STORIES

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JOINING THE MARINES

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BUDS THROUGH IT ALL

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BACK IN ACTION

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MOVING ALONG

Seniors share their most embarassing stories while at school

counting down the days Senior Awards Night

Jesùs Silverio prepares to join the military after graduation

Three boys talk about their friendship that’s spanned 16 years

Whitnei Penny recovers after a serious car accident last year

Science teacher Laura Montgomery retires from FHN

Tonight is Senior Awards Night, held in the large gym, where seniors will be recognized for such awards as the George Washington Carver Award, which is given to the top 10 percent of the class, Bright Flight, and Departmental Awards, among others. Students will meet at school at 5:30 p.m. to ensure that everyone is in their correct spot. The ceremony itself begins at 6:30 p.m. Parents and family members of students are encouraged to arrive early. Last year’s awards ceremony was about three hours long, but efforts are being made to shorten it for this year. The purpose of Senior Awards Night is to recognize students’ accomplishments that wouldn’t be recognized at graduation due to time constraints. “They’ve worked really hard for four years to build a résumé that includes academic accomplishments and community accomplishments,” Guidance Counselor Lisa Woodrum said. “High school graduation itself is a family celebration, and so to have all those accomplishments compiled into one program is not only a success for students but for families and educators as well.” (brief by lexi wilkinson)

SAYING GOODBYE

Dr. Chris Birch announces seniors at the 2014 Senior Awards Night ceremony. (file photo)

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BEATING THE ODDS

graduation practice

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CONTINUING THE GAME

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MICROFASHION

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WHERE WE’RE GOING

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LETTER FROM THE ED

Elaine Downs retires from her position in the main office

A senior with a deep passion for FHN gets ready to graduate

Seniors received scholarships to play sports in college

Pics of some of the cutest and funniest fahsion growing up

The full list of where each of us will be come fall 2015

A look back on how far we’ve come since our kindergarten days

PHOTO CREDIT

All photos, with the exception of file photos, in this edition were taken by Ashleigh Jenkins. Jessica Allison also assisted with photo work. A large black piece of studio paper was hung up during lunches in April for seniors to sign their names, to be used as the background of the photos.

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On Friday, all seniors will participate in a mandatory graduation practice. After a shortened first hour, seniors will report to their second hours to check in and then be released to the Commons for the Senior Breakfast. At 8:30 a.m., seniors will report to their homerooms where they will receive important information regarding graduation practice, then head to the gym where they will have to be in their seats no later than 8:55 a.m. After the practice, seniors will be released to leave school once a panoramic picture has been taken. All other students will remain in their homerooms or other locations until they are released to the rest of their classes. “Graduation is a once-in-a-lifetime event and everyone knows how it’s supposed to work,” Assistant Principal Erin Steep said. “So we just want to make sure this tradition goes as smoothly as possible for graduates and their families.” (brief by lexi wilkinson)

Graduates celebrate at the 2014 graduation ceremony, held at the Family Arena. (file photo)

all-knighter On Saturday, June 6, immediately following graduation, the All-Knighter will begin at FHN at 10:30 p.m. Students attending the event will need to bring a photo ID in order to check in. The All-Knighter will take place in both gyms, the wrestling room, and the band hallway and will go from 10:30 p.m until 5:30 a.m. The cost to attend the event was $120 and registration closed in April. Students had to register well in advance because no one will be admitted at the time of the event. Once students have checked in, they must stay until they’re ready to leave the event for

the night, because no one will be allowed to leave and re-enter the All-Knighter. The event will include food, prizes, games and entertainment including bounce houses, and every attendee will receive a gift worth the price of their admission ticket. “I’m most excited about seeing all the kids together for the last time,” David Whitehead, Head of Security for the All-Knighter and a member of the planning committee, said. “It’ll be an alcohol-free, safe party for the graduating class to have one last hurrah.” (brief by lexi wilkinson)


REMEMBER WHEN...

In the past 13 years that we’ve been in school, a lot of things have happened. Do you remember these iconic moments from kindergarten through 11th grade?

Kelly Clarkson wins the first “American Idol” competition.

Facebook is founded by Mark Zuckerberg.

George Bush is reelected as President.

Myspace is founded by Tom Anderson.

Arnold Schwarzenegger is elected the governor of California.

The TV show “Friends” airs its final episode.

Martha Stewart is sentenced to five months in prison.

Hurricane Katrina strikes the Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama coastal areas.

YouTube is founded by Chad Hurley.

Microsoft releases the Xbox 360.

“Mean Girls” is released.

Twitter is founded by Evan Williams.

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Pluto is downgraded from a Planet to a dwarf planet.

Nintendo releases the Wii.

Brittany Spears shaves her head.

Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana goes on The Best of Both Worlds tour.

The last Harry Potter book is published.

Apple releases the first generation iPhone.

A gunman kills 32 people during the Virginia Tech Massacre.

The “swine flu” is a global pandemic.

Barack Obama becomes the 44th President of the U.S.

A pilot lands a plane on the Hudson river safely and is dubbed “The Miracle on Hudson.”

Michael Jackson dies at age 50 after suffering cardiac arrest.

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Osama Bin Laden killed by Seal Team Six.

BP Oil Spill devastates the Gulf of Mexico.

Tornado strikes Joplin, Missouri, killing over 115 people.

Oprah Winfrey airs her last show after 25 years.

MTV’s MADE came to FHN to film 2013 graduate Julia Carney as she transformed into a metal screamer.

The Mayan calendar predicts the end of the world.

The Boston Marathon is bombed.

A gunman kills 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

The U.S. government shuts down for 16 days.

Malaysia Airlines flight 370 goes missing.

Nelson Mandela dies at 95.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West get married.

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“My senior year I was leaning over to grab my charger after watching a movie in Euro and when I was leaning over, the desk flipped over and I fell on my back while the desk bar hit my face. I busted my lip, got a concussion, and had whiplash.”

“I had an F in science and in the middle of wrestling practice my mom goes into practice in front of everybody and yells, ‘You and me on the mat right now. If you beat me I’ll stop bugging you about your grade.’” AJ Lozada

Sierra Teuscher

“I was walking down the stairs to the band room and I saw a bucket but I didn’t see the water at all and so I walked and I slipped and my clarinet went one way and my bags went the other and I was just lying there in defeat looking at the ceiling. My sister saw me and she just walked away. To this day those pants are pushed in the back of my closet and still smell like janitor water.”

Adrienne Small

THEIR most EMBARRASSING MOMENTS Seniors share their most embarrassing stories including gas, ripped pants and angry parents

“[My most embarassing moment is] when I took a knee against Central when we won for the first time our senior year in football. The only person who’s supposed to take a knee is the quarterback, and I’m a guard. I still get crap for it almost daily.”

Tre Hall

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“In math class we were all doing our homework and it was really quiet and I farted really loud and the guy in front of me turned around and asked if I farted and I told him I sneezed.”

Bethany Steck

“During dress rehearsal during “Anything Goes” I realized I was too far over and when I went to move back, my tap shoe was stuck and I didn’t realize it and I fell over.”

Lauren Tenenbaum


“Freshman year I tripped over a hurdle in track and I messed my face up pretty bad. The worst part was that I still had to get up and finish.”

Charlene Penrod

“My very first day of freshman year, a junior came running at me and trucked me so hard that I fell out of my shoes and slid 20 feet down the hallway. Like my shoes were at least 10 feet away from me and all the teachers just stared. I wasn’t really embarrassed but I was just like ‘this is high school.’” Sam Ritchie

“I had to babysit these kids for NHS and one of the things we were doing was we had to give them piggyback rides. The one I was carrying fell down and when she fell down her fingers caught on my pants and got a giant hole in them.”

Daniel Livingstone

“Last year, I was wearing grey sweatpants and my water bottle was open on my desk and the kid in front of me elbowed my water bottle and it spilled all over the front of my pants and it was awful.”

Haley Holman

“We were dancing on the floor during practice and all I know is that I ended up on the ground. Dancing without contacts is a really bad idea.”

Kristen Crow

“It was my sophomore year cross country I was on Varsity; we were seeded to go through as a team if I would race as I normally did but instead I ran into a hole and sprained my ankle and ruined my team’s chances of going to State.” Brenda Alvarado

“We were getting ready to go on a field trip and a guy was like “I bet I can kick higher than you” and I said “I bet you can’t” and I kicked my leg up and my pants ripped and I still had to wear them on the field trip.”

Nicole Moyes

“So it was like first grade and we were in music class and we were playing a game where you dance when the music is playing and you have to stop when the music stops. I really had to go to the bathroom but the music was stopped so I couldn’t raise my hand to go to the bathroom because I didn’t want to get out. So I peed myself.” Simon Marshak

“I had to do a demonstration speech freshman year and I had to teach them how to fold a piece of paper a certain way and it was all upperclassman. I’m just really terrified of public speaking and I stuttered and was shaking a lot and almost cried.”

Emma Cleaveland

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“My senior year I was leaning over to grab my charger after watching a movie in Euro and when I was leaning over, the desk flipped over and I fell on my back while the desk bar hit my face. I busted my lip, got a concussion, and had whiplash.”

“I had an F in science and in the middle of wrestling practice my mom goes into practice in front of everybody and yells “you and me on the mat right now. If you beat me I’ll stop bugging you about your grade.”

Sierra Teuscher

AJ Lozada

“I was walking down the stairs to the band room and I saw a bucket but I didn’t see the water at all and so I walked and I slipped and my clarinet went one way and my bags went the other and I was just lying there in defeat looking at the ceiling. My sister saw me and she just walked away. To this day those pants are pushed in the back of my closet and still smell like janitor water.”

Adrienne Small

THEIR most EMBARRASSING MOMENTS Seniors share their most embarrassing stories including gas, ripped pants and angry parents

“[My most embarassing moment is] when I took a knee against Central when we won for the first time our senior year in football. The only person who’s supposed to take a knee is the quarterback, and I’m a guard. I still get crap for it almost daily.”

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Tre Hall

“In math class we were all doing our homework and it was really quiet and I farted really loud and the guy in front of me turned around and asked if I farted and I told him I sneezed.”

Bethany Steck

“During dress rehearsal during “Anything Goes” I realized I was too far over and when I went to move back, my tap shoe was stuck and I didn’t realize it and I fell over.”

Lauren Tenenbaum


“Freshman year I tripped over a hurdle in track and I messed my face up pretty bad. The worst part was that I still had to get up and finish.”

Charlene Penrod

“My very first day of freshman year, a junior came running at me and trucked me so hard that I fell out of my shoes and slid 20 feet down the hallway. Like my shoes were at least 10 feet away from me and all the teachers just stared. I wasn’t really embarrassed but I was just like ‘this is high school.’” Sam Ritchie

“I had to babysit these kids for NHS and one of the things we were doing was we had to give them piggyback rides. The one I was carrying fell down and when she fell down her fingers caught on my pants and got a giant hole in them.”

Daniel Livingstone

“Last year, I was wearing grey sweatpants and my water bottle was open on my desk and the kid in front of me elbowed my water bottle and it spilled all over the front of my pants and it was awful.”

Haley Holman

“We were dancing on the floor during practice and all I know is that I ended up on the ground. Dancing without contacts is a really bad idea.”

Kristen Crow

“It was my sophomore year cross country I was on Varsity; we were seeded to go through as a team if I would race as I normally did but instead I ran into a hole and sprained my ankle and ruined my team’s chances of going to state.” Brenda Alvarado

“We were getting ready to go on a field trip and a guy was like “I bet I can kick higher than you” and I said “I bet you can’t” and I kicked my leg up and my pants ripped and I still had to wear them on the field trip.”

Nicole Moyes

“So it was like first grade and we were in music class and we were playing a game where you dance when the music is playing and you have to stop when the music stops. I really had to go to the bathroom but the music was stopped so I couldn’t raise my hand to go to the bathroom because I didn’t want to get out. So I peed myself.” Simon Marshak

“I had to do a demonstration speech freshman year and I had to teach them how to fold a piece of paper a certain way and it was all upperclassman. I’m just really terrified of public speaking and I stuttered and was shaking a lot and almost cried.”

Emma Cleaveland

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best friends til the end

Ethan Hussey, Andrew Meyer and Kevin Rudberg have been best friends since they were 2 years old and plan to continue their friendship throughout college and their life after

BY ALEX ARGER

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Ethan Hussey recalls his time at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton school with his best friends Kevin Rudberg and Andrew Meyer. From getting a detention warning in 8th grade for singing “Amazing Grace” at lunch to the tons of field trips and vacations they have taken together, the three have an infinite amount of memories. After knowing each other since preschool the trio will now be off to Mizzou next year where they will all be living in the same suite and hope to continue the already strong and unbreakable bond they share, although they are not studying the same majors. “All three of us are going have a great time living together,” Andrew said. “Hopefully we can join the same fraternity and stay together and do the same things that we’ve been doing.” In college, the boys will not be participating in the same activities and some of the same classes as they do now. The boys will have to separate due to the different fields they plan to get into. Kevin hopes to be a doctor and is majoring in biology, Andrew is studying business and Ethan is studying computer science and software engineering. “We’re not going to be in the same classes and see each other everyday like we have for the past 15 years,” Kevin said. “It might put pressure on our friendship, but hopefully it doesn’t change anything.” Though the difference in studies may change their roles in the outside world, their roles in their friendship will stay the same. They still share many common interests, but their differences in things they like and personalities bring balance to the strong bond. “Andrew’s always crazy, Kevin’s just a goofy dude, and I feel like I’m just in between,” Ethan said. “I’m the average one.” The friendship started when the boys could barely talk to each other. The boys attended preschool at KinderCare and found each other when they were around 2 years old. “I don’t know what made us become friends when we were such little

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guys,” Ethan said. “There was just that bond from the very beginning.” After preschool, the friendship continued when they began elementary school at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. They relied on each other and found new friends, but they were always the ‘three musketeers’. The boys started taking part in sports, such as soccer and baseball, and their friendship grew even more. Their common interests helped develop the friendship, and their athleticism was a hobby they all loved. The boys continued their interests in soccer in high school, all playing on the Varsity Boys’ Soccer team for the past two years. “We all play soccer, and we’re all fun guys,” Kevin said. “We have the same personality and like the same things. We played soccer for St. Elizabeth for a long time, and we all hung out there and after school.” Though every friendship has struggles, the three can’t remember the last time they fought. Occasionally they have disagreements, but none have been too serious; they always find a way to laugh it off. As the boys have gone through the changes of growing up, their friendship has stayed the same. New friends and girlfriends have come along, but the trio sticks with each other through it all. “I think we’re still friends because throughout the years we’ve just been closer to each other through school, and we always hang out,” Andrew said. “I don’t really see anything breaking us apart either.” The boys hope college furthers their friendship even more. At FHN, they grew from a group of boys with the same personalities, to a group of friends with their own traits. Kevin, Ethan, and Andrew all believe that rooming together in college will only strengthen the bond. The boys see themselves going different places in the future, with jobs and families, but none of them see their friendship ending. They acknowledge that new friends will come as they did before, but none will be just like their “squad” as it is now. They believe they will be best friends forever. “We’ll always stay in touch,” Kevin said. “Hopefully we live by each other after college because I really do want to stay close to them. They’re my boys. For life.”


Choosing his country Most high schoolers take a step towards college after graduation, but this senior has taken the road less traveled and joined the military BY EMMA PURSLEY Emma1996ecp@gmail.com

On Nov. 23 senior Jesùs Silverio spent the night downtown across from the Federal Building, he was in bed by 10:30 and the next morning he woke up early to prepare to be sworn into the Marines. At around 5 a.m. he walked into the Federal Building with the other recruits that would be sworn in that day. He waited for a while, after taking the required blood, hearing, vision and urine tests, for it to be his turn. Eventually he was brought into a blue carpeted room, raised his right hand and said his oath which officially swore him in as a U.S. Marine. “It was cool, it was a new sense of pride,” Jesùs said. “They told us a percent of Americans that do that, and it was a low number and to be one of those people was very cool.” For the time being, Jesùs has signed a contract to be an aviation mechanic, but he is also considering the Marine band or possibly going into communications later on in his career. But what Jesùs is currently looking forward to the most is his ability to take advantage of the learning opportunities in front of him and traveling around the country for his boot camp and training. ‘I’ll be going to Florida for learning how to be an aviation mechanic, and it’ll be right along the beach so that’ll be fun,” Jesùs said. Jesùs’s recruiter Sgt. Ricky Chan began talking to Jesùs about eight months ago and he encouraged Jesùs to join the Marines immediately. “I knew it would benefit him and give him a better future,” Chan said. “It gives him experience in life and will pay all of his college tuition.” According to Jesùs people’s perspective of him has changed since he enlisted. He believes choosing the Marines over college was something unexpected, but that people look up to him more now than they did in the past. “A lot of people looked up to me better, they look at me differently,” Jesùs said. “Before, I was just goofy Jesùs and now that I’m going into the military I have a lot more respect from a lot more people which is a good feeling.” This year Jesùs was nominated for Knights of the Round Table by assistant band director Paul Ahlemeyer. Ahlemeyer has known Jesùs for four years and has seen him grow and mature. He chose Jesùs because of the work Jesùs has put into the band program. “I nominated him because of his character and it’s come through because of his dedication and service to the band program,” Ahlemeyer said. “He’s been an exemplary band student since he started and when he finally joined marching band his junior year he took off as this great young man who was willing to work hard and help others along the way. He’s not just for himself; he’s really about the team and making sure everyone’s on board and succeeding along with him.” Ahlemeyer has known Jesùs since he was a freshman which means that he has been witness to the way Jesùs has changed and grown up.

“He’s matured,” Ahlemeyer said. “He’s got a really level head on his shoulders. he understands the world as it is, he’s very realistic. He’s really optimistic and he’s gained this understanding of how things work and he puts himself in the right situations with the right people.” As of right now, Jesùs is in a kind of limbo. He is waiting for Aug. 17 for his boot camp to start. While he is waiting, he is called a poolee, and he must attend at least one day of physical training (PT) a month. PT is offered on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and Jesùs does his best to attend once a week and every Saturday to keep himself in shape. Jesùs knows that going into the Marines will change him. He will learn and grow as a person, and five years from now he thinks he will be a much different and much better man. “I’ll be more polite, not that I’m not, but I’ll be a wellkept guy,” Jesùs said. “Sophisticated, smarter, fitter, all those things.” Jesùs knows that most of his fellow classmates will be moving on to college, whereas he will be starting the career that he hopes to have for the next 20 years, but he is happy with his decision and knows that it will be a perfect fit for his future. “I wouldn’t put myself higher than them because they’re getting an education and getting a degree and all that,” Jesùs said. “I kinda wanted to do that but I think the military is a good place for me because I wasn’t always into school work but I would always work hard to do what I’m told and I think that’s a perfect fit.”

Where is everyone headed?

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Where are they now

It’s been a while since the days of “Lizzie McGuire” and “That’s So Raven” but the stars of these shows have not stopped their lives just because their shows ended

“Lizzie McGuire”

Nat Wolff

“Louis Stevens”

Although “Lizzie McGuire” ended in 2004, Hillary Duff made a lasting impression as the awkward and innocent Lizzie. Now, the 27-year-old star of the new series “Younger” has moved on from her recent divorce and joined the dating app Tinder in a new effort to find love.

After playing himself in the Nickelodeon TV series “Naked Brothers Band”, Nat Wolff has stayed relevant as Isaac in “The Fault in Our Stars”, and now as Q in “Paper Towns”. Nat and his brother Alex, who was also a member of Naked Brothers Band, still play music together.

This “Even Stevens” star, and star of the first three Transformers movies has turned into an artist and has recently starred in Sia’s music video for Elastic Heart. The video is under scrutiny for being too adult since Labeouf’s co-star was child dancer Maddie from “Dance Moms”.

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Raven Symoné

“Zack and Cody Martin”

Amanda Bynes

Raven Symoné has kept fairly quiet in the eyes of the media since her says on Disney Channel TV show “That’s So Raven.” She has kept to herself and attempted to keep her private life private. One thing that she has been vocal about in the past years is her belief about labels, She doesn’t want to be called a lesbian or an “African American”; she simply wants to be called an American.

Just because someone is a childhood star doesn’t mean they will stick with acting. Dylan and Cole are a prime example of this; they stepped out of the limelight and moved on to college, where they were writing their own curriculum. In late 2013 things changed when Dylan had naked photos leaked online and he and his brother were once again being talked about.

Childhood star of “The Amanda Show,” a sketch show that resembled Saturday Night Live, Amanda Bynes was admitted into psychiatric custody in 2014 after claiming her father molested her and later saying that he put a microchip in her brain so she’d say that. At this point Bynes is reported to be improving but her parents still have control over her finances.

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Ahead of schedule

Juniors Josh Dunning and Bobbi Potter are on track to graduate a full year early and plan to continue on to college

BY RISA TAKENAKA

risatakenaka97@gmail.com • @RiceRicebaby143

Junior Bobbi Potter has dreamed of becoming a pharmacist for as long as she can remember. Junior Josh Dunning has always had a passion for music and audio production. For both Bobbi and Josh, these plans are just a few years away; their plan to graduate one year early to pursue a college degree has brought them closer to their dreams, a full year ahead of schedule. Bobbi and Josh will walk down the aisle at graduation alongside the class of 2015. Starting this fall, Bobbi will be attending Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, and plans on majoring in pre-pharmaceutical studies, while Josh will be studying International Business and Audio Production at Webster University. The decision to graduate early for both students was simple; they wanted to get a head start on their lives, and fast forwarding the typical four year high school process seemed like a good start. “Last year, around this time, I came up with the idea,”Josh said. “I decided that I’d rather go to college sooner than sit around in high school. I’ve never really been a fan of elementary, middle or high school.” For Josh, the first step taken in his decision to graduate early was to meet with his guidance counselor, Stephanie Johnson. Similarly for Bobbi, sophomore year was when the decision to graduate early was made. Her counselor, Rachel Faulkner, supported her idea to get a head start on college and life and helped her stay on track by mapping out the timeline of credits needed to make this happen. “I realized after I met with my counselor that this was really happening,” Potter said. “I started looking at colleges and really focused on this long term goal.” In order to graduate, students must obtain 24 credits during the years they attend high school. In order to reach this requirement by the end of junior year, Bobbi and Josh have both earned credits outside of school. Josh completed summer classes at FHN and also completed Brigham Young University online classes to earn 3.5 additional credits, while Bobbi transferred her 8th grade Algebra I credit, along with the three credits she earned from her online classes and a personal finance credit she earned over summer. “A year seems short, but it is actually a long time if you’re talking about education,” Bobbi said. “I am very happy that I will start my college career one year earlier than I expected; it will open many doors of opportunities and help me get a head start in life.” With the support of friends and family, Josh and Bobbi have both been able to stay on track with school while planning their future after high school. Bobbi’s mother and sister were both very supportive in her plans to graduate high school early and continue on to college. Josh’s main support system was his mother, who made sure he kept his grades up and didn’t fall off track. “My mom really helped me stick to my goals,” Josh said. “She really alleviated the stress when it came to searching for a college. I couldn’t have done it without her.” Despite their senior roles, both Josh and Bobbi still sometimes feel like juniors at heart. The perks of leaving the familiar school setting for an adventurous, unexplored place a full year early does come with its downfalls. The connection that Josh feels with his junior friends and classmates is hard

to replace. “Sometimes I feel like an outsider because I don’t necessarily fit in with the junior class or the senior class,”Josh said. “It can be a hard position having the majority of my friends who aren’t in the same grade as me.” For Bobbi, who has about the same number of friends in both the junior and senior class, breaking the news of graduating early was still somewhat of a heartbreak. Her friends were excited and supportive for her commitment of graduating early, but her junior friends were sad to be left behind. Although having the chance to jump to an early start in life is advantageous, there is still the fear of rushing into adulthood too quickly for Bobbi and Josh. “I will be 21 and in the working world,”Josh said. “I am really optimistic about the chance to start a serious career at a young age, but I also know that it is harder for employers and adults to trust younger people and take them seriously. It can be harder for young people to get stuff done. It definitely takes a certain level of maturity.” Despite the possible challenges, both Bobbi and Josh are confident in the paths they have chosen. Their commitment with time and ability to stick to their goals has proved to be enough to allow them to earn their high school credits a full year before the typical student. For them, the time lost in high school means time gained to work towards their bigger goals in life. “Bobbi and Josh have shown that they are prepared to move on with their lives and challenge themselves,” Jon Travis, their Spectra teacher, said. “I love that they are willing to push themselves and chase their dreams.” With high school in the rearview mirror, Josh hopes to someday make his mark in the audio production world and Bobbi would like to make her long time dream of becoming a pharmacist, a reality. By getting an early start in college, both Bobbi and Josh hope that they can turn their career dreams into a reality in the future. “When it’s all said and done, I’m happy with my decision to graduate early,” Bobbi said. “High school was fun, but I’m really excited for what the future holds for me.”

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oh, the places she’s gone Montgomery has already visited several state parks around Missouri. She plans to add to this number after retiring.

Wakonda State Park Cuivre State Park

Babler State Park

downs retires

Meramec State Park

A familiar FHN secretary will be retiring at the end of the year

BY DANIEL BODDEN

daniel.bodden21@gmail.com • @danbodden

The pick-ups in the main office, the pledge of allegiance, the announcements -- for years, they have all been broadcasted over the intercom by the familiar voice of main office secretary Elaine Downs. But, after 13 years, at age 73, Downs will retire. “It’s going to be really difficult,” Downs said. “They’re your family, you see them almost every day and now you’re not going to see them anymore. It’s tough.” From Downs’ candy bowl to her stash of plastic bags for parents who bring dirty shoes for their students to her desk lined with handwritten reminders, there is not much Downs isn’t ready for. In her tenure as the main intercom voice, though, there were bound to be a few mistakes. “One time, I messed up the Pledge of Allegiance two weeks in a row,” Downs said. She now has a cheat sheet with the pledge of allegiance printed on it. She has developed a strong connection with the student office workers, including senior Sherese Melvin. “Ms. Downs is one of the sweetest ladies that I work with,” Melvin said. “She’s nice and caring. I’ll miss her next year.” According to Attendance Secretary Marlene Wilcoxen, Downs also has a lot of school spirit and is a huge fan of softball and wrestling. Although known for her Texas sheet cake in the main office, her fan favorite in the hospitality room at wrestling meets is biscuits and gravy. “She made it by the bucketful,” Wilcoxen said. “We’re talking mass quantities. Everyone looked forward to that. It’s legendary.” With five kids, 11 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and a marriage that is 55 years strong, Downs feels now is her time to enjoy the retirement life. “The hardest part of my job is going to be leaving,” Downs said. “I better have a box of Kleenex with me. It’s been great. A great school, great people, great kids.”

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Hawn State Park Lake of The Ozarks Johnson’s Shut-Ins

Biology teacher to RV Queen Teacher Laura Montgomery will end her 25 year teaching career this year and pursue new dreams like living and traveling in her RV BY RISA TAKENAKA

risatakenaka97@gmail.com • @RiceRicebaby143

For Biology teacher Laura Montgomery, room number 181 is nearly home. But after 25 years, her retirement spent traveling the country in her RV will begin after this school year. Living and traveling in her RV while visiting state and federal parks will become Montgomery’s daily routine following her retirement this school year. But of course, the inner teacher in her will make its appearance, as she is planning to hold educational programs during her visits to various parks. “As excited as I am, I’m also a little scared for the big change,” Montgomery said. “I’m looking forward to the adventures and I’m hoping to do volunteer work, hold educational programs and just see where life takes me.” Aside from the aspect of teaching however, Room 181 and her past classrooms have not only been the breeding ground for many bacteria she has cultured and seeds she has planted for countless labs, but also for memories she has come to hold close to her heart over her 25 years of teaching. “She’s a really good teacher,” senior Bo Nixon said. “I have her this year for AP Bio and she makes the class really fun.” This year, Montgomery was named the FHN Teacher of The Year. Many teachers noticed the countless hours she had spent before and after school to help students out, along with intervention time and chose her as a candidate.

“It’s hard to narrow down my best moment with this job, but it was an honor to be Teacher of the year,” Montgomery said. “It’s an awesome feeling to be rewarded for your work.” Teaching has introduced Montgomery to many new people, and has been the social platform for many friendships. Take her across-the-hallwayneighbor, Mrs. Malkmus, for example. “I’ve known Monty over 15 years,” Malkmus said. “We’re definitely very friendly with each other, and I’ve been to her a house a few times to help her out. We’ve shared many memories; she’s also kind of an inspiration and her challenging labs keep me on my feet and make me strive to be better.” For Montgomery, teaching was not an initial intention. Montgomery graduated college in 1982 with a degree in Agriculture. “People had always told me I should teach, and I had always said that I’m never gonna teach, so I thought maybe for once I should listen to somebody else,” Montgomery said. She decided to go back to school to get her teaching certifications in chemistry and biology. Then, she landed a job at Parkway Central teaching chemistry, sparking her passion for teaching. Montgomery is saying goodbye to the classroom and hello to the road ahead. She will be missed by her students, friends and fellow teachers. “I have had many influential teachers in the past, but I have Monty to thank for truly guiding me in the right direction and serving as a great mentor for me,” senior Aiza Bustos said.


Still Kicking

Sam Hoscher prepares to leave his comfortable home at FHN for the unknown world of college, the workforce or both

BY LAUREN PIKE laurenpike14@gmail.com • @pike_n_ike

After 12 years, FHSD will be losing a comedian, a diehard fan and a lover of FHN. As Sam Hoscher graduates at the end of this school year, while his future in college or the workforce is still up for decision, Sam’s impact on FHN is certain. “I’m gonna miss what he says every day,” teacher of the deaf Yvonne Kehoe said. “He comes in and says, ‘I’m still kicking.’ Every morning, ‘I’m still kicking.’ I think I’ll miss that.” The hardest past in Sam’s decision is choosing a college that is able to meet his needs because of his Campomelic Dysplasia, a congenital disorder characterized by bowing of the long bones, facial and skeletal anomalies as well as an underdeveloped trachea. While Sam would ideally like to go to Lindenwood, he and his mother, Dana Hoscher, are also checking into SIUE and SCC because of the special needs programs available. Sam is also considering going into the workforce right after high school to gain real world experience before attending college. He hopes to try working in a restaurant or with a sports team during this transition period, although Kehoe believes that Sam is really a funny guy to be around and could do something with comedy. “I tease him all the time that in the future I want to see him on “The Tonight Show” because that boy is a comedian at heart and I think he could make a living doing it,” Kehoe said. According to Dana, Sam had goals to become a professional baseball player as a kid and this interest in sports has also played a key role in his involvement in and support of FHN athletics. Sam tries to attend every home game and plays the role of head cheerleader in what he calls “the rally section” and also manages the track team. “This place has taught me all kinds of stuff,” Sam said. “People always support the team and I always love going to support.” One person who has witnessed Sam’s love of sports is physical education teacher John Brune. When Sam took his outdoor education class during his sophomore year, Brune was initially surprised at his interest, but then took the situation as an opportunity to spark Sam’s interest in another activity: hunting. Because of Sam’s difficulties with aiming and firing a weapon, Brune was able to get specialized hunting equipment for Sam such as an iScope, or a mounting bracket for a smartphone that attaches to the gun’s scope and allows the user to use the phone’s camera to gain a larger vision field. This fall will mark Sam and Brune’s third year hunting together, a tradition which they hope to continue. On a hunting trip with Brune last year, Sam killed his first deer and also had an interesting experience with a caterpillar. “I think he thoroughly enjoyed the experience,” Brune said. “I think he really appreciated being out in nature, but maybe not the caterpillar. He got pooped on by a caterpillar; he gets really fired up about that.” As a shy freshman, Sam didn’t pursue extracurricular activities; however, as a sophomore Sam decided to get more involved at FHN. Sam is currently in FCA along with his management of the track team and he even emceed the Snowcoming pep assembly. “He’s grown a lot personality-wise,” Dana said. “He was shy and timid and

didn’t pursue activities. He’s expanded his friendships and social skills with the support of his teachers. They’ve come pretty far with him since he started there.” As the year dwindles, the thought of leaving the halls of FHN has become sadder and sadder for Sam. While he is excited about what his future will hold, Sam will never forget the lessons he has learned in high school and the friendships he has made. According to Sam, FHN will always be his second home and he will forever be a Knight. “It’s been the greatest four years of my life,” Sam said. “I love this place. I love everything about this place. Francis Howell is not just a school to me. They say, ‘It’s a great day to be a Knight’, but I say, ‘Once a Knight, always a Knight.’”

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Road map to recovery Despite Whitnei Penny’s car accident that caused her to miss a semester of school, she is now back on track to graduate BY NICK WYER nickwyer23@gmail.com • @yeezies

Ever since she was a kid, senior Whitnei Penny has wanted to be an anesthesiologist. She had her life all mapped out and was anticipating her future career. As she grew into an adult, Whitnei’s original plans adjusted to wanting to join the U.S. Air Force. Whitnei’s road map changed in an instant when she was in a serious car accident. “I have no recollection of the accident or what happened at all,” Whitnei said. “I don’t remember being at school that day. I don’t even remember walking to the car. It’s all kinda fuzzy.” While driving, Whitnei’s friend, the driver, hit the median. Once the car hit the median, both she and Whitnei jolted forward. Her friend was wearing her seatbelt, but Whitnei was not. Whitnei suffered from a concussion, lung failure, an orbital blowout to her right eye and bleeding from her brain. “In the accident, I felt like the old Whitnei died,” Whitnei said. “I’m not the same person I used to be. I was real outgoing, but now I stay quiet, I keep to myself. I get frustrated easily and I get anxious around big groups of people. I’m just different now.” The accident left Whitnei in the hospital for eight days and out of school for an entire semester. According to Whitnei, this semester away from school was spent recovering and going through many treatments such as physical therapy and occupational therapy. According to her doctors, it would take about a year for Whitnei to be fully healed and be herself again. In order to keep up with schoolwork and graduate on time, Whitnei was placed in FHSD’s Homebound program. “The school was there from day one,” LaFonda Brown, Whitnei’s mother, said. “All the administrators and the head nurse came to my home to see Whitnei. They made sure to make graduation a priority for her. The Homebound program did an excellent job of keeping Whitnei on track while she was out.” The Homebound program is for students with special needs who are unable to attend school on campus. Whitnei worked with her former teacher Kristen DiCarlo for five hours a week, keeping her up to speed with assignments and helping her remember what she learned in the first few weeks of school prior to her accident. Whitnei and DiCarlo set a goal for her to get back in school by second semester. “I had Whitnei as a student prior to her accident.” DiCarlo said. “I knew her work ethic and what she can do. After the accident, she was a bit different, like her mannerisms were so different than what they used to be. Whitnei didn’t let that stop her though. She was determined to come back to school at semester so she could have a normal senior year. It made me so happy seeing her grow back into the old Whitnei.” While Whitnei wanted to pursue a career in the U.S. Air Force after high school, those plans changed as a result of the injuries she sustained during the car accident- particularly the concussion. Because Whitnei’s injuries required more than one year of extensive recovery, she is unable to join the Air Force right out of high school. Instead, she must wait at least one year before joining in order to insure that she is fully recovered from the accident.

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“It was such a drastic change of plans, I didn’t try my hardest in school and I was doing what I could to get by, Whitnei said. “The Air Force was one of the few options I had. I was told that I couldn’t get in because of my concussion and brain damage, so now, I’m just working and giving it my all to finish this year strong.” Currently Whitnei plans on going to a two-year college and pursuing a career as a registered nurse. Whitnei also has a back-up plan of enlisting in the Air Force after her recovery period has ended. “I feel good about my future. After my accident, it was a wake up call. I realized I could be gone any second. I was playing around in school before and not really caring, but now I’m focused and working toward a brighter future,” Whitnei said.


Talent pays for college

Here are a few seniors who have been offered money to continue playing sports in college

girls’ soccer Carli Bond Saint Louis University Approximately $42,000 or full ride Carli Bond is a center midfielder for the soccer team and has been since her freshman year. Growing up, Carli’s natural talent allowed her to play for some of the best coaches and clubs in the state allowing her to gain the skill needed to acquire her full ride to Division I school, Saint Louis University. Teammate Bailey North, whom Carli started her soccer career with on a team called Ironkids at age 7, is also getting a substantial amount of scholarship money to Division II school, Missouri Southern State. The girls have worked together to lead the Lady Kights to wins. Bailey has scored the most goals and Carli has the most assists. “I think it’s really cool that I got to start my youth career playing with Bailey and end it playing with Bailey,” Carli said. “We’ve been really good friends since we were kids, it’s exciting to see her continue her career because she’s a really talented player.” This year, Carli has been a key player in set plays, taking almost all corners and free kicks. Along with her ability to place the ball in quality positions to create scoring opportunities on set plays, she has also had an immense impact on both the defensive and offensive side of the field. (brief by kyleigh kristensen)

girls’ golf

boys’ golf

Maleya Schmidt Missouri Valley College Approximately $12,000 or 1/2 of tuition Schmidt has been playing golf for 5 years. She is planning on going into nursing for kids with cancer. She wants to keep going after college by coaching high school. “I like the program, it’s a newer program that they just got and I like the coach, the way he enforces the rules in practice.” Schmidt said, “It will definitely be a big step but I think I’m ready.” (brief by alex shannon)

A.J. Porter Lindenwood University-Belleville Approximately $17,000 or 3/4 of tuition A.J. has played for four years. He has a partial athletic and partial academic scholarship. “I decided to go to this school because there was a ton of synergy between the coach and I,” Porter said. “Things just seemed to line up in a God-given way. I’m not so much nervous as I am excited to get started with the next steps towards the main goal.” (brief by alex shannon)

baseball

Boys’ football

Steven Deckard Northwestern Oklahoma State Approximately $12,000 or 3/4 of tuition

DJ Curtis University of Nebraska Kearney Approximately $22,000 or 3/4 of tuition

Deckard has been playing baseball for 11 years. He plans on majoring in Mass Communication and minoring in Sports Management. “It was the largest amount of money and the nicest school that I visited,” Deckard said. “I’m not really that nervous, maybe about going to some place where I don’t know anyone.” (brief by alex shannon)

Curtis chose Nebraska because of the coaching staff, the campus and the fact that the school has the major he was looking for, predentistry. His scholarship is 75 percent athletic and 25 percent academic. “I’m looking forward to starting as a freshman and helping the team accomplish great goals,” Curtis said. (brief by emma pursley)

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John Luley SCC student FHN alum

SCC accepts admissions applications year-round.

Apply now for Summer or Fall 2015. Registration for classes begins April 13.

stchas.edu/discoverSCC


worth the switch

Senior Rikcoo Sherrill transferred from the Normandy School District and will be graduating from FHN having made memories and friends

BY LEXI WILKINSON

lexiwilkinson25@gmail.com • @lexiwilkinson25

T

he end of the year is a time for reflection, and for senior Sherikco “Rikcoo” Sherrill, who transferred from Normandy High School last year and then returned second semester this year, the end of the year comes as a time to reflect on her experiences as a transfer student and how she’s grown during her time here. “I probably wouldn’t have met as many people as I did, and, you know, you learn different things from different people,” Rikcoo said. According to Rikcoo, at Normandy a lot of responsibility was put on students to keep their grades up and to stay on top of their work, whereas at FHN teachers and counselors were more involved with students and would alert them if they had a failing grade. Rikcoo’s counselor, Rachel Faulkner, got involved when she was having trouble in a class and helped her turn it around. According to Rikcoo, that support was very important to her overall success. “They definitely push you more here,” Rikcoo said. “You got other people here that’s trying to help you stay on your game. I’m real independent, but it was nice knowing that I had that support.” One thing that struck Rikcoo as a difference between FHN and Normandy was the demographic change. Normandy is a mostly black school, and FHN is a mostly white school, so the adjustment was something to get used to. In addition, the mindset of students at Normandy, according to Rikcoo, wasn’t really geared towards learning and teachers would get frustrated, which inhibited their teaching. That’s why when she was able to come back to FHN this semester, both she and the friends she’d made here were happy about it. “I was really excited when she came back [to FHN],” senior Megan Tanksley, friend of Rikcoo’s, said. “We’d become good friends, and I knew she didn’t really like Normandy, and I knew she wanted to be back here, so it was exciting.” Rikcoo took Personal Finance her junior year and that’s where she met business teacher Mim Eaton, who Rikcoo has grown close to since returning to FHN. Since Rikcoo often travels by taxi to school and arrives earlier than most students, she hangs out in Eaton’s room. One thing that Eaton remembers about first meeting Rikcoo was that she was outgoing and made friends easily. “She has a good attitude and she was willing to accept whatever happened, and I think she just kind of kept the faith that whatever was meant to be would be, and it turned out to be good,” Eaton said. “She makes friends easily so it doesn’t surprise me that she just fell into place here, like another piece of the puzzle.” Rikcoo’s plans for after graduation are still a bit up in the air for the moment, but she knows that college is definitely part of them. She’s planning to take some general electives at a community college before deciding on a major, but she knows she wants to do something with culinary arts due to her strong interest in cooking and in people. As she goes on to pursue her goals and dreams, she’s thankful for FHN having made her a different, better person. “Francis Howell helped me better my attitude,” Rikcoo said. “It actually helped me grow up because when I first got here my junior year, I was doing real bad because my mindset wasn’t right. It helped me a lot going to the counselor and helping me stand on my head. It helped me mature.”

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Microfashion

These seniors prove that style is ageless as they model the flyest fashion from their childhood

EVAN MILLER: AGE 3

JACOB PARDO: AGE 1

TREY FLOWERS: AGE 6 MONTHS

“I honestly have no clue what I was wearing, much less what was going on. Ask my mom.”

“My parents sure knew how to dress me well. I was a dapper little baby.”

“I was a baby model as a kid. I always looked hella cute.”

MADISON KELLY: AGE 4

AIZA BUSTOS: AGE 5

DAKOTA TURNBULL: AGE 2

“I actually had no idea what I was doing, but I wish I still had that Snoopy sweater.”

“I was checking out some flowers we planted. I didn’t think about changing out of my pajamas.”

“My outfit was pretty bold and colorful. I think that it reflects pretty well on my life now.”

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THEIR DESTINATIONS

As graduation approaches, seniors have made decisions on where to further their education or start their careers

ALABAMA

Auburn University: Parm Singh University of Alabama: Zach Sweeney

ARIZONA

Northern Arizona: Madison Kelly

CALIFORNIA

University of CaliforniaNorthridge: Harsh Shinger University of California-LA: Sarah Rutherford

FLORIDA

Florida Southern: Sierra Teuscher University of Miami: Caleb Rivera

GEORGIA

Spellman College: Dominique Taylor

ILLINOIS

Bradley University: Shelby Galatioto Columbia College-Chicago: Sydney Hart Haley Shumpert Evan Wilkins Concordia University: Alex Brice Lindenwood University Belleville: AJ Porter McKendree University: Bethany Barr Milikin University: Ryan Dobey Quincy University: Adam Rogan Southern Illinois University Edwardsville: Jordan Boettcher Emily Hampson Austin Hayes Cody Henry Auntonique Moore Devin Neilson Surbhi Patel Brandon Plemmons Bobbi Potter

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University of Illinois: Timothy Xiang University of TechnologyIllinois Andrew Kneemiller

INDIANA

Ball State: Ryan Jackson Indiana University: Billy Walke

IOWA

Clarke University: Brett Williams Iowa Central: Elijah Keely Iowa Wesleyan: Andy Hickerson University of Iowa: Jessica Allison

KANSAS

University of Kansas: Zach Beckmann Xavier Smith Alexis Tainter

KENTUCKY

MILITARY

Air Force: Austin Bequette Army: Brendan Black Shawn Connors Joey Henry Adam Waddell Michael Wood Marine Corps: Elijah Marcus Raja Patel Jes첫s Silverio Christian Vasquez National Guard: India Deshay Navy: Stone Birkner

MISSISSIPPI

University of Mississippi: Annelyse Scopel Rick Shelton Maddie Wagster

NEBRASKA

University of NebraskaKearney: DJ Curtis AJ Schulze University of NebraskaGrambling State University: Omaha: Kacey Tatum Matt Dunn

University of Kentucky: Daniel Bodden

LOUISIANNA

MICHIGAN

Michigan State University: Adam Cole

OKLAHOMA

Northern Oklahoma State: Steven Deckard

RHODE ISLAND Providence College: Risa Takenaka

SOUTH CAROLINA

UNDECIDED

Angie Barlos Emma Cleaveland Andrew Denny University of South Carolina: Oscar Guerrero Alex Haegele Tabitha Castor Alex Hesse Sam Hoscher Praire View A&M University: Amanda Huber Caleb Hicks Aly Jenkins Whitnei Penny Ryan Jenkins University of Texas-Dallas: Brycon Johnson Nithin Graneshraj Brandon Macias Jason McKay University of Utah: Damon Meyers Elise Gertsch Matt Philabaun Felipe Ramon Ramsey Robertson Hampton University: David Welker Akilah DeBoise-Bey

TEXAS

UTAH

VIRGINIA

Cosmetology: Paisley Brown Kaitlyn Patrylo Jordan Short Matty Weiss

Work Force: Nathan Adkisson Travis Callahan Matt Helton Nanci Lopez Noah Markum Emily Reavey Zach Schneider


SAINT CHARLES COMMUNITY COLLEGE Lindsay Grzeskowiak Emily Grzybinski Lauren Gygi Noor Hashash Amy Heath Morgan Hill Devin Hoffman Nick Horskins Ryan Hyde Sam Immekus Andrew Jenkins Trenton Johnson Matthew Jones Angelstar Kasper Tim Kistenmacher Marissa Kohlman Kyleigh Kristensen Chris Kuhn Cristina Lanzara Rachel Lay Sarah Leonard

Patti Anderson Marty Aubuchon Adam Barnard Taylor Bennett Kelly Braudis Hannah Buff Breana Christian Natalie Cracraft Jacob Coerver Alex Connell Mark Counts Dena Dallas Gabrielle Daniel Matt Dempski Lizbeth Diaz Ryan Ehlers Macy Friedman Jose Garcia Jordin Graham Alyssa Green Jacob Griffith

Dillon Lung Simon Marshak Tiffany McBain Julianne McManus Patrick Medlin Jen Mills Kylee Moore Nicole Moyes Quoc Nguyen Tommy Nguyen Miranda Nixon Tony Nobles Collin Papka Heer Patel Jordan Peak Hayley Penning Cory Plattenburg Haylie Rich Paul Rieger Andrea Robinson Clarissa Sandbothe

LINDENWOOD UNIVERSITY Caitlyn Chandler Robert Corcoran Marykate Feldhaus Monica Friedman Eric Gallahan Chris Haenchen

Abby Hinman Haley Holman Austin Karl Maya Kelch Kyle Melchoir Abby Miller

Brittany Sommer RJ Stacy Bethany Steck Alex Thele Dakota Turnbull Tyler Vaughn

MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY Danny Bacon Drew Baker Madison Baniak Timothy Bries Alex Bohnert Brennan Buerck Lauren Camenzind Billi Charleston Blake Cox

Greg Criswell Josh Dulle Anna Ford Kristina Forst Bryan Fuhler Tyler Heitmann Marissa Hume Becca Jackovich Sarah Jackovich

Ariel Kirkpatrick Taylor McDonell Bo Nixon Scott Oppenborn Derrick Scarborough Lauren Tenenbaum Maggie Torbeck Carl Treas Parish Ward

SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE Ashley Callow Kaylen Clemons Madison Crain Emma Gordon

SLU

Andrew Leonard Alexis Tillman Andrew Shannon Julia Viviano Adrienne Small Megan Tanksley

Carli Bond Brendan Eckert Valerie Udovenko

Anna Schmid Emily Schnarre Andrew Schrader Kelsey Schwenck Alex Shannon Rikcoo Sherrill Sam Skaggs Troy Southerly Kyle Stone Jeffrey Struckhoff Sukhbir K. Thind John Tierney Cole Thomas Kyle Tiller Caleb Travis Calvin Wellmaker Thomas Wersching Samantha White Grant Whitehead Kyle Windsor

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL MISSOURI Jacob Bell Mike Butterfield Zak Davlin Morgan Durham Alex Leonard Sherese Melvin Ryan Mullarkey Sidney Sheridan Kaylin Stewart Emily Turnbeaugh Amanda Walls Collin Witte

WEBSTER UNIVERSITY Jack Boden Josh Dunning Kayla Ruiz

MIZZOU

Alex Arger Jake Chiarelli Emily Chowning Emily Coonrod Jake Cornett Morgan Cupps Sydney Datillo Adriene Davidson Trevor Ferguson Trey Flowers Anthony Greco Luke Guerdan Ethan Hussey Hayden Jensen Blake Johnson Justin Levins Trevor Levins Lauren Martinez Conner McDermott

TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY Lexie Biggs Gabe Grote Jon Haug Lauren Hogan Ashleigh Jenkins Ryan Jensen Daniel Livingstone Rodney Malone Elliott Montgomery Breanna Relleke Sammie Savala Elizabeth Scanlon Veronica Stewart Olivia Stuertz Miles Thies

MARYVILLE UNIVERSITY Cynthia Cahall Sarai Esparza Kaylee McNevin Elizabeth Niederjohn Jordan Powell Maddy Snyder

MISSOURI S&T Devon Benton Ian Broeder Patrick Cradick Trevor Drane Nick Heidenfelder Bradley Kruse Brandon McCurry Allison Miller Evan Miller Alan Paaren Kristen Potter Matt Seigler McKenzie Shea Jeff Smith Hannah Wilson

Andrew Meyer Kelly Noland Thomas Officer Jacob Pardo Komal Patel Lauren Pike Sean Pirrone Emma Pursley Sam Ritchie Kevin Rudberg Layna Scherff Morgan Schroer Beth Stonebarger Zach Valleroy Blair Watson Allison Weyhrich Alex Weinstock Lexi Wilkinson Nick Wyer

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY Brenda Alvarado Aiza Bustos Dominique Meyer Hayley Penning

ST. LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE Brenna Clementz Bree Jenkins Kaitlyn Jennings Troy Ostermann Jared Watts Katlin Wing

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI ST. LOUIS Kevin Balch Blake Barringer Brandon Vestal

OTHER MISSOURI SCHOOLS

Art Institute of St. Louis: Kris Risner Culver Stockton: Justin Weaver Eastern Central: Mellisa Brooks Fontbonne: Taylor Gianopulos Gabe Grote Kansas City Community College: Alexis Harrell L’École Culinaire: Hunter Daleo Lincoln University: Corey Willis Longview: Kevin Braudis Missouri Baptist: Kristen Crow Missouri Southern: Bailey North Missouri Valley: AJ Lozada Maleya Schmidt Missouri Western: Christa Bryant Northwest Missouri State: Lovely Hall Charlene Penrod Ranken: Brian Imboden Peter Lewis Joey Lodes Southwest Baptist: Rachel Wienecke Stephen’s College: Rachel Mecklenburg St. Louis College Of Pharmacy: Maram Hamdan Sydney Vanourney St. Louis Fire Academy: Tyler Ayers Brett Reinhardt State Fair: Tre Hall State Technical College: Matt Richart Nick Stubblefield Jon Ukele University of Missouri Kansas City: Nick Murphy Vatterott: Josh Dulaney William Woods: Emily Gast Shelby Wiebe

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Daniel Bodden Editor-in-Chief

Lauren Pike Managing Editor

Aly Jenkins Business Manager

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR Alex Arger Staff

Stone Birkner Staff

RELIVE THE YEAR IN NORTH STARS Take a look back at the eleven issues of Volume 29 of the newspaper.

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PAGE BY DANIEL BODDEN

It’s finally here. The worksheets, the books, the recess, the grades; it all leads to this. We’re the ones who made it. We’re the ones who are 24 days from finishing a 13-year chapter in our lives. Do you remember in Kindergarten when they hung up the banner that said “Class of 2015” and graduation seemed about as far away as the moon? Remember how you could barely fathom a time that was so distant? You may not remember. It was more than 4,600 days ago. To give you an idea of just how much time that is, in August, this year’s Kindergarten students will enter to a banner for the Class of 2028. We’ll be 31 years old when they graduate. Hopefully putting things into that perspective is a reminder of how far each of us have come. It really is an easy thing to forget. We get so caught up in continuously looking forward and worrying about what’s next that sometimes it’s impossible for us to look back. There’s more pressure than ever before to pursue post-high school graduation, to know exactly what we want to do with our lives and to be confident in all of our momentous decisions. More than anything, though, graduating high school has somewhat become an expectation, completed alongside hundreds of other people. Nothing special, nothing extraordinary. But, it is. Force yourself to find time before graduation to stop for a moment and get lost in the

Alexis Tainter Team Editor

memories, the struggles and the victories that 13 years have given you. Sing the songs you used to learn your colors. Tell your most embarrassing stories. Thank a teacher who motivated you. Page through photo albums and laugh at the bad haircuts and eccentric outfits ranging from Aeropostale to Nike Shox. Forget about your housing contracts and roommates and college worries for just a moment and let yourself stand at the end of a long 13 years and look back with pride. Just because 400 people will walk across the stage on June 6 and just because your parents would have killed you if you weren’t one of them doesn’t make this accomplishment any less impressive. There is nothing else in life that requires quite the commitment and growth that education demands. There were probably tears, there were definitely mistakes and there undoubtedly was drama, but it all led here and it all comes down to this. You’ll get a cap, you’ll wear a gown and you’ll be given a diploma, but it’s up to you to make sure that the diploma carries the weight of every test, every accomplishment and every day you spent earning it. We made it, guys. We made it.

Daniel Bodden Editor-in-Chief


Emma Pursley Team Editor

Lexi Wilkinson Copy Editor

Maggie Torbeck Design Editor

Nick Wyer Design Editor

Ashleigh Jenkins Photo Editor-in-Chief

Ariel Kirkpatrick Photo Editor

Sammie Savala Photo Editor

McKenzie Shea Photo Editor

Sarai Esparza Staff

Kyleigh Kristensen Staff

Alex Shannon Staff

Risa Takenaka Staff

SENIOR

GOODBYE

Go to FHNtoday.com/2015seniors to see senior web, yearbook and photo staff say goodbye.

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