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F AIRFIELD CROWNS A K ING AND Q UEEN BY S AVANAH B ROCKHOEFT Another year, another great court! The members of the court are established by the senior class voting, and from there the whole school votes for who they think should be honored as King and Queen. At the homecoming pep rally the members of the court made quite an entrance. Chase Stadler and Sarah Heinbaugh impersonated the iconic dolls, Barbie and Ken. Bob Watson and Trina Roberts know how to make a
classy entrance, because what's more classy than being pulled on a scooter? Everyone needs a hero, so Loren Troxell saved the damsel in distress, Justin Mills (who by the way can rock a dress), from the knight himself. Lastly, we went back to the stone age as Beki Finnafrock lured out dinosaur Trystan Griffith with a big juicy steak, not something you see everyday.
Before Fairfield’s Friday night football game against York Tech, the members of the homecoming court were introduced and rode into the stadium in style, on convertibles. During halftime, Beki Finnafrock and Trystan Griffith were crowned as this year’s Homecoming Queen and King!
Fairfield’s 2016 Homecoming Court poses for photos following the halftime ceremony at the football game on October 14th.
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Highlights from Homecoming events, including spirit week, pep rally, and dance German I students connecting to the German culture Fall Sports Team seasons, in review Discussion of voting age Student author finds publishing success
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HOMECOMING DANCE AND PEP RALLY
LETTERS CONNECTING CULTURES
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
EVAN HULL: STUDENT AND AUTHOR
VOTING AGE IS 18: SHOULD IT BE...
CROSS COUNTRY GIRL’S SOCCER
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W E ’ VE G OT S PIRIT BY B AILEY R OBERTS Fairfield's 2016 Homecoming spirit week most tackiest tourist they could be. Many was one to remember. Although this students wore tropical shirts and fanny year’s spirit week was only four days, packs. students dressed to impress. On wilderness Wednesday students were Tuesday was tacky tourist and crocs with decked out in camo and animal costumes. socks day, and students dressed up as the
For superhero/fantasy Thursday students dressed up as their favorite superhero or fantasy character. Of course on Fairfield Friday students dressed up in their Fairfield attire and showed off their school spirit.
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H OMECOMING D ANCE : A N IGHT TO R EMEMBER Doors opened at seven pm for the 2016 Homecoming dance, the middle school gym was decorated beautifully. With balloons and flashing lights, how could the dance
not be a blast? The DJ was playing awesome music that really got everyone out dancing! Everyoneâ€™s dresses were beautiful and the boys suits were handsome as well. There
were drinks and snacks provided as well. One thing is for sure, Student Council did a great job making this homecoming dance one to remember!
P EP R ALLY S CREAMS G REEN AND W HITE BY K ATIE G ILBERT The High School gym was full of life on Friday October 14th 2016 with the excitement of the approaching homecoming football game and dance. The pep rally featured all of the High School sports teams and each team doing fun activity. We got
to see the Homecoming court do neat little skits, featuring Justin Mills, Loren Troxell, Trina Roberts, Bob Watson, Chase Stadler, Sarah Heinbaugh, Trystan Griffith, and Beki Finafrock. We also got to see the lovely teachers dressed up for
Fashions for Faculty, and of course our super funny knight mascot was dancing around. As the gym was screaming green and white, so was Fairfield Area High School!
Fairfieldâ€™s Fashions for Faculty participants
KNIGHTS BAND PEPS IT UP! BY RYAN KELLEY The Knights Band showed their Fairfield Pride Friday, Oct. 7 by pepping up the football team with some classic songs like Celebration, Eye of the Tiger,
and Ghostbusters. Along with this, they combined with the Hanover Marching Band for an outstanding halftime show!
High School Knights Band Members Present: Abby Godard, Ryan Kelley, Claudia Rudisill, Alex Dubites, and Catherine Jenkins
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L ET TERS C ONNECTING C ULTURES BY B AILEY R OBERTS Frau Cline's German 1 class has written letters to send to a German high school in Germany. Each student has been paired with German student. The letter exchange will be a great way for the students to learn about their different cultures.
"We are hoping to build a partnership with the School in Morbach, Germany. The future goal is that the students of the German school will visit us and that Fairfield students who are enrolled in German will in return visit Germany. The card project was the
first step for our future exchange program. Writing a card to a student in Germany gave the project a "real" feeling. Fairfield students were proud of their work and are looking forward to an answer from Germany." - Frau Cline
G ERMAN E XCHANGE S TUDENTS VISIT G ERMAN I, B LOCK 2 BY J ASON Y EAGER —G UEST W RITER The 2nd block German I class had a pleasant surprise in the form of a visit from the German exchange students Hannah and Luca. The young ladies took time out of their schedules to educate their American classmates on the culture of Germany. We were surprised to learn that bicycles and buses are much more popular forms of transportation than cars. The guests went on describing in turn the lack of big businesses like Walmart. They also explained the different school system which graduates people
at different ages depending on their desired career. Both visiting ladies plan to go onto German’s highest level of education, Universität, the equivalent of a university here in the U.S. Let’s all wish them luck in their future studies!
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OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD…WITH THE FOREIGN LANGUAGE CLUB! BY MEAGAN CLARK—GUEST WRITER AND SEÑORA PHILLIPS It’s the MOST wonderful time of the year!!! Time to fill empty shoe boxes with toys and gifts for children around the world to bring them a joyful Christmas! Each year, the Foreign Language Club participates in collecting, packaging, and shipping gift boxes to needy children through “Operation Christmas Child.” This program began 23 years ago through Samaritan’s Purse, and Fairfield got involved seven years ago! To date, as
a school, we have contributed 280 filled shoe boxes, and there have been over 100 million boxes sent through the program since its origin! Our goal this year is to donate at LEAST 70 boxes filled-to-the-brim with happiness! Will you help us make that happen? You can fill your own box if you wish…or simply donate items that we can combine to put into our boxes! Items needed include toys, school supplies, and non -liquid hygiene items for children ages
two through fourteen. If you would like to fill your own box, please stop by Señora Phillips’ room to pick up a box and some specific instructions. Collection of items and boxes will begin on Monday, October 24th and end on Friday, November 11th. Will YOU make a child’s Christmas a little brighter this year? You have the POWER to do it!! Please join us in our efforts!
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E VAN H ULL , S TUDENT AND A UTHOR BY R YAN K ELLEY If you haven't already heard, Fairfield's very own Evan Hull wrote a book. He even got it published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. The book is titled The Amulets of Britana. It is
the first book of the Darkness of Nyron Series. So far it has very good ratings. If you see Evan around, make sure to congratulate him on this big accomplishment.
Tanner Sanders and Bob Watson were the first students to check out Evan’s book from the school library.
Evan was recently featured in the October 13th issue of the Gettysburg Times.
V OTING A GE IS 18: S HOULD IT B E L OWERED ? BY A UTUMN K ENDALL The legal age to vote in the United States is currently 18 years old. However, before 1971 the legal voting age was 21 years of age, and due to recent political discussions among my classmates, it has now caused us to question whether even younger American citizens should have the right to vote. Even though we are only high schoolers, we are aware of the issues going on in our country and have valid viewpoints that need to be heard.
out on their own, they deserve to vote for who is in office when they get there.
issues you’re voting on. At 16 years old, you aren’t paying taxes. Therefore, why should you have the right to vote on that issue? He also However, the other side of this argument has good points as well. I believes that in order to be eligible to vote, you should have to take a test to recently asked Mr. Shaffer for his prove that you are knowledgeable on opinion on this topic. He believes that the voting age should remain as it the issues you are voting on. This doesn’t seem very unreasonable is, stating that 18 is the appropriate age to vote. This is a reasonable point consider that 40% of Americans that voted last year did not pass the considering 18 is the age that you citizenship test. become an adult and are eligible to join the military. What is your opinion? Do you Some people believe that the voting believe that the voting age should be Mr. Mclean also had much to say age should be lowered to 16. Arguing about the topic. He believes that the lowered? Raised? Stayed the same? that younger people understand what voting age should definitely not be Do you believe that as a soon-to-beis happening in the world and deserve lowered. He believes, if anything, adult, you should also have the right to have a say in who governs out that it should be raised. His argument to vote for who you want in office? country. Some high school students is that in order for us to vote, the argue that because they will soon be voters should actually be a part of the This question is still up for debate.
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2016 CROSS COUNTRY: AN OUTSTANDING SEASON Our Cross Country team has had an amazing season so far. They have been successful in all of their meets. This year 10 of our 14 runners are going to districts! I spoke to Lindsey Lytle to see how she felt about cross country. Here's what she said; "I enjoy the sport itself. Both girls and boys run the same race and the same distance so everyone goes through the same pain together. The community itself is very strong and family- like. I don't think many other sports are like that because there is so much competition. In cross country there is competition,
but it's more so against yourself than it is against the other runners. And in the end everyone is legitimately proud of each other, even when they are strangers. Our team is one of the closest groups of people you could be a part of. Every day is like hanging out with your best buds. Because there are so little people, the bond is so, so strong. Cross country has given me a passion for success. It is such a mental sport. You are fighting with yourself in your head the entire time you are running. It teaches you determination, discipline, good work
GIRL’S SOCCER SEES SUCCESS The Fairfield High School Girl’s Soccer team is having an astonishing year so far. The girls team has finished almost all of the regular season with no losses and all W’s!
ethic, pride, strength, and dedication. This sport is the best activity I have ever involved myself in, and it is by far my favorite. I honestly couldn't imagine my life without cross country." Cross country would like to thank Coach Roan and Coach John. It wouldn't be possible without them. They would also like to thank the managers, Emma Burgess and Bailey Roberts, for all their help. The 2016 Cross Country Roster Girls Beki Finafrock Ally Wagner Lindsey Lytle Abby Hebenton Maddie Kay Boys Josh Long Jason Yeager Chase Stadler Andrew Stone Ryan Kelley Jeremy Whitmore Albert White Noah Hazlett Leland Sailors
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the tournament, but have never been able to make it out of the first round. This year is completely different! Not only did the girls face the very same team that has knocked The Lady Knights soccer team made them out the previous 3 years, but program history Tuesday night as they they beat them 5-1 and now will be representing Fairfield in the played in the Semi-Finals of the YAIAA Girls Soccer Tournament. In championship. The championship the past 4 years the girls have gone to game will be played on Thursday, October 20th at Red Lion High
School. The Lady Knights will face Central York Panthers at 5:30 PM, which will no doubt be quite a game. Come out and support our Lady Knights Soccer team!!
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One new addition to the school this year has been the hallway cameras all around the school. Many students have different opinions on the cameras. I surveyed 22 different students about what they thought of the cameras. For the cameras - 31.8% Not for the cameras - 41% Don't care - 27% Whether or not students like the cameras, they aren't going anywhere.
STUDENT SCHOOL BOARD REPRESENTATIVE REPORT BY LOREN TROXEL On October 10, the school board met for a public work session. The members present were Ms. Briggs, Mr. Strahler, Mrs. Bequette, Mrs. Mays, Mrs. Vanmetre, Mr. Murray, and Mrs. Reading. During that meeting Mr. McDowell reported on the 2015-2016 high school audit, and also stated that the fire alarm inspection was done during October 7th and 10th. It was also reported by Mr. Kessel that patches done on the track are hoped to be finished by winter. Our business manager, Caroline Dean, explained that the 2017-2018 budget information was received and that more will be discussed on the budget during a later meeting. Many changes in school policy were presented; some topics of these changes include animals in the classroom, comprehensive planning, academic standards, nondiscrimination in employment and contract practices, curriculum, exemption from instruction, standards for victims of violent crimes, and student services. The next school board meeting will be held on October 25, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the district board room.