NOTS parent viewing scheduled for March 28

Night of the Stars (NOTS) is a night for high school students to dress up and watch each class’ long-awaited film. With every weekend devoted to filming the movies, the time has come for parents to see their children’s work. The parent viewing will be held Saturday, March 28 at 9 a.m. (the morning of NOTS) and will go through 11 a.m. in the Green Room.

The theme will be following the actual event’s theme as Jardin De Fleur. Snacks and drinks will be provided and all high school parents are available to come.

Vicky Belmont, leadership director, oversees the students for NOTS and makes sure all the planning stays organized.

“It allows the parents to see what the kids have been working on and it kinda gives them a little taste of what the kids are going to do that night,” Belmont said. “They get to vote on the best picture which is called the Parents Choice Award.”

Senior Kathryn Damschen, volunteered to lead up the committee alongside Chloe Muller. She hopes to set high standards for the viewing and impress the parents.

“I wanted to make it really good this year and something that people can look back on and use it as an example for the future,” Damschen said. “Basically we’re giving the parents a little taste of NOTS. We’re going to have French themed food, just like what we’re having at actual NOTS. There’s going to have tablecloths, centerpieces, refreshments. We wanted to make it better than it’s ever been and set a precedent for the following years.”

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By |2015-03-26T00:00:00+00:00March 26th, 2015|Announcements, Leadership, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Career Fair: Professionals educate students

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Over 10 different speakers gave presentations on career choices and how to begin preparations for them in the 4th annual Career Fair, March 11.

In hopes of better educating campus students on different career paths, FC hosted the 4th annual career fair, March 11. Students attended three sessions throughout the afternoon followed by a meet and greet in the court yard.

The session included a variety of different speakers such as ABC 30 reporter Amanda Venegas, ultrasound technician Robyn Hill, superintendent Jeremy Brown, Engineering student Danielle St. Marie, NASA project manager Suzy Dodd, nurse Laura Sherfield, speech pathologist Christie Edmondson, Detective David Fries, CEO of High Tech Homes Jay Cobb, veterinarian Todd Conlan, occupational therapist Dorothy Siqueiros, and senior gas estimator Scott Belmont.

Aspiring engineer Breanna Jennings, ’15, says that she learned about the educational requirements and qualities an engineer should possess.

“I definitely went to the engineer session, they hardly ever have an engineer come and speak so I was really excited to learn about what it takes to be in that profession,” Jennings said. “It was awesome that she [/fusion_builder_column]

[Danielle St. Marie] is an alumni and was willing to come back and give us really helpful information.”

Venegas gave a session and Claire Kollenkark, ’16, looks forward to career day every year.

“Amanda’s session was really fun,” Kollenkark said. “She is like a local celebrity and she took time out of her day to teach us a thing or two about what she does. Now that I’m a junior, I realized how soon I’m going to be picking a career and it’s great that the school cares enough to put something like this on with so many different people to chose from.”

My favorite presentation was probably the veterinarian,” Counts said. “He was very friendly and not intimidating. He just laid all the information out and told us that this is what you choose to get into if you pursue this career. He helped me because I’ve been looking down the veterinarian path.  — Freshman Celeste Counts

Occupational Therapist Dorothy Siqueiros urges students to get a jump start on their career and connect with other people for the best educational and financial options available.

“I know that college has gotten really expensive over the years and I really hope kids out there know that there are people to talk to that have gone or are going through the whole process of earning their degrees,” Siqueiros said. “Talk to people and find out what process is going to work best for you. And I tell people all the time to go observe the job they wish to pursue while they’re still in high school, you can either rule it out or keep looking into it.”

Laura Sherfield, a nurse at Valley Children’s Hospital gives her advice to teens and insight on how her passion for nursing began.

“I first decided to pursue a career in nursing when I was really young,” Sherfield said. “My mom was a nurse also so I grew up around it and fell in love with it from the beginning. I tend to have more of a compassionate personality. I would advise you high school kids to get involved early in a hospital, job shadow, become an intern, and get a job as soon as possible to gain as much experience as possible.”

CEO of Forward Advantage Chris Roggenstein is happy with the diversity and serving opportunities the annual career day holds.

“I liked the diversity of the student service projects,” Roggenstein said. “It let students serve in a manner that they were gifted and hopefully with an attitude of serving God while serving their fellow man.”

Senior PG&E gas estimator Scott Belmont comments on the success that hard work and dedication could potentially bring to your career.

“I am a gas transition design engineer,” Belmont said. “I started working for PG&E 30 years ago on the end of a shovel and gradually worked my way up and took a lot of different positions and here I am now. When Michelle Warkentin called me to speak, I agreed because it’s great that people come in and give students a variety of different careers to look in to.”

Freshman Celeste Counts shared that she was drawn to the veterinarian in particular, due to her own interests in the trade.

“My favorite presentation was probably the veterinarian,” Counts said. “He was very friendly and not intimidating. He just laid all the information out and told us that this is what you choose to get into if you pursue this career. He helped me because I’ve been looking down the veterinarian path.”

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For another news article read Campus families gather to support 32nd FC Auction

By |2015-03-16T00:00:00+00:00March 16th, 2015|FC Events, Features, Leadership, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Student Leadership: 32nd annual FCS auction

Student leadership is taking a more active role in promoting student involvement throughout this school year. Please return to read about how FC students are actively learning, serving and promoting teen events on and off campus in this weekly article series.

The 32nd annual FCS Auction is upon us. Student leaders will help serve, the choral and drama programs will be a part of the program and countless others will help in support roles throughout the evening. The event is sold out and administration is confident the school community will gather for Superintendent Jeremy Brown’s first auction, hoping to raise over $100,000.

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The 32nd annual FCS Auction is meant to bring the Eagle school community together in hopes of raising over $100,000, March 14.

The night of the auction will be full of exciting bidding and silent auction prizes. While the leadership students walk around the will be selling raffle tickets for the big auction prize.

Career Fair is on March 11, after lunch, the bell schedule will be on half day. All seniors are not allowed to go off campus for lunch due to the event.

After lunch all students are required to gather in the FC gym to be introduced to the career fair guests. This event will continue on until the end of the school day.

Night of the Stars (NOTS) will be held at Wolf Lakes at 5:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. Students can purchase NOTS tickets in the office with Vickey Belmont or at the ticket table at lunch. The first deadline for tickets will be this Friday, March 13.

The seating arrangement has been changed to seniors closest to the stage, the other table seatings will be first come first served. Although, if seniors do not have tickets purchased by the first deadline, they will be put in to first come first serve seating.

Table seats will no longer will reserved for any student past the first deadline. If tickets for reserved seats are not purchased the seat will be filled by a purchased ticket.

Ticket prices are at regular price which is $60, past the first deadline, the ticket prices will stay the same.

All students are encouraged to attend the event, whether it is with a date or a group of friends. The purpose of the event is to get the whole student body involved and to go out and have a fun time.

This writer can be reached via Twitter: @sbbelmont98, Email: [email protected].

For more news, read the March 10 article, Campus families gather to support school.

Campus clubs sell Kids Day papers (VIDEO)

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The Feather staff joined the leadership class to sell Fresno Bee Kids Day papers to benefit Children’s Hospital, March 3.

Each year, the community, Fresno Bee and ABC 30 all join forces to earn money for the patients of Valley Children’s Hospital. For the 28th time, Kids Day has encouraged hundreds of individuals to take time selling special edition Fresno Bee newspapers across the San Joaquin Valley to earn the money to help the cause, March 3.

Community members and campus students including notable figures and organizations from Mayor Ashley Swearengin, Police Chief Jerry Dyer, and Fresno State football coach Tim DeRuyter to student leadership and publications from FC.

This year, according to the Fresno Bee: an estimated amount of $340,500 and counting, has been provided at the time of 5 p.m., March 3. Children’s Hospital spokeswoman Zara Arboleda has stated this year’s goal of $530,000 is reachable.

Since last year, Children’s Hospital has received over $6.3 million in donations. This year they hope to past $7 million in an even greater effort to support the patients of the Madera County hospital.

Student leadership, began selling newspaper at a dim and chilly 4 a.m., along with The Feather staff who came just about 45 minutes later to corners at Alluvial and Cedar as well as Cedar and Alluvial. For several years now both campus clubs have participated in Kids Day to help Valley Children’s Hospital.

With a total amount of 980 newspapers sold, campus representatives were able to contribute $1,954.13 to the cause. Students were able to sell all the way till 9 a.m., where they then headed to their classes for the day.

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For more on Kids Day 2015, read the Fresno Bee articles, A look back at Kids Day 2015: from celebrity corner to students in Oakhurst and Fresno’s Mendez family stays strong despite child’s medical battles.

For more videos, check out #SJW2015: Importance of Scholastic Journalism (Video).

Student leadership: 32nd annual FCS auction is March 14

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Student leadership is joining forces with The Feather Online staff to sell Kids Day papers, March 3, and the 32nd annual FCS auction, March 14.

Student leadership is taking a more active role in promoting student involvement throughout this school year. Please return to read about how FC students are actively learning, serving and promoting teen events on and off campus in this weekly article series.

Student leadership is gearing up for three events in the next month: Kids Day, the 32nd annual FCS auction and NOTS.

Kids Day, March 3, all leadership students were required to be at Maple and Alluvial by 4 a.m. The ASB members must be there at 4:30 a.m., and journalism students must be at Cedar and Alluvial by 5 a.m.

Night of the Stars (NOTS) is on March 28 and early bird ticket prices are being extended from March 2 to March 6. After early bird prices of $55 is unavailable tickets will be raised to $60. In order to attend NOTS, a ticket must be purchased. If students desire to go with a date, start asking and buying tickets.

As far as seating goes, seniors will be granted a first row seat. All other students will be given spots based on a first-come-first-serve system. It is recommended that pupils hurry and get seating arranged if they want to claim a desirable spot.

The next special day event will be March 4, Western Day, in which all students are encouraged to dress in anything western themed. As a reward for dressing up, students will be given root beer floats at lunch.

The next event will be March 17, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. The activity will be a scavenger hunt. The prize students will look for are pots of gold, and once found, they can be brought to the office in exchange for a gift card.

The school’s 32nd annual FCS Auction is coming up on March 14. There will be a competition between all grades to see who brings the most auction items. The rewards granted per item will be listed in the hallway downstairs in Building 5.

Leadership students will be selling raffle tickets at the auction, so look around for any students to buy raffle tickets. At the auction there will be a silent and a live event.

Basketball intramurals took place last week, Feb. 26 and 27. Each team went into the FC gym and played against each team in a type of tournament form or playing. At the end of the event, the winning team contained, Tyler Breedlove, ’16, Justin Houts, ’16, Chris Kollenkark, ’16, and Bailey Brogan, ’16.

This writer can be reached via Twitter: @sbbelmont98, Email: [email protected].

For more news, read the March 2 article, BRIEF: Leadership, journalism students to attend Kids Day, March 3.

BRIEF: Leadership, journalism students sell Kids Day papers, March 3

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Student leadership and The Feather Online staff will join thousands of community volunteers to sell special edition Kids Day papers, March 3.

Kids Day began in 1988 as a charity to support Children’s Hospital in Central California, a non-profit children’s hospital.

Kids Day this year will be held on March 3. Volunteers all over Fresno County and beyond will sell Kids Day papers, special edition copies of the Fresno Bee. The proceeds from everyone in the city go to Children’s Hospital in Central California. The hospital will then spend the money to help kids or improve their experience.

Everyday commuting routine will be broken by thousands of volunteers lining the streets and selling newspapers for the 28th annual Kids Day. The issues feature stories and profiles of young patients at the hospital.

This year Kids Day will give FC students a chance to help support the cause. Leadership students will be at FC at 4 a.m. on the Day while Feather staffers will be here at 5 a.m. We will be on the corners of Maple and Alluvial and Cedar and Alluvial. Kids Day edition papers are $1.

While Kids Day edition papers cost $1, many people give a bigger donation. All proceeds are returned to and help Childrens Hospital Central California.

Kids Day offers everyone in the community the opportunity to sell papers. Schools all over town, members of the police force and many others gather along the streets to sell papers.

Who wouldn’t want to wake up at 3 a.m. and go out and serve in your community and make a positive difference in kids lives. It’s tiring but it is what you make out of it, getting through the rest of the day is always tough but in the end it is always worth it. — Senior Aaron DeWolf

Aaron Dewolf, ’15, has participated in Kids Day since his freshman year and looks forward to his last year serving with FC.

“Who wouldn’t want to wake up at 3 a.m. and go out and serve in your community and make a positive difference in kids lives,” DeWolf said. “It’s tiring but it is what you make out of it, getting through the rest of the day is always tough but in the end it is always worth it.”

Robert Foshee is in charge of all Kids Day operations here at FC and gives insight into the upcoming.

“It is a great opportunity to serve in the community because Children’s Hospital helps so many kids. My own daughter had heart surgery there and they were wonderful,” Foshee said. “Our goal is to sell 1,000 newspapers and beat last years total of $1,700. I enjoy Kids Day because it is a great opportunity for students to wake up early and sell papers together.”

If you don’t see one of the volunteers, there are other ways to help. Text GEORGE to 90999 to make a $5 donation to Valley Children’s Website.

This writer can be reached via Twitter: @dawsontriplitt.

For more news, read the Feb. 26 article, BRIEF: Teachers prepare to serve at McDonalds, Feb. 26.

By |2015-03-02T00:00:00+00:00March 2nd, 2015|Community Events, Leadership, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Leadership urges campus to purchase NOTS tickets

Student leadership is taking a more active role in promoting student involvement throughout this school year. Please return to read about how FC students are actively learning, serving and promoting teen events on and off campus in this weekly article series.

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Early-bird NOTS prices, which are available from Feb. 17-27, will cost $55 and all tickets purchased afterwards are $60. Junior Claire Kollenkark just said yes to senior Rick Morrison.

Scholastic Journalism Week is this week, Feb. 22- 28. The student body, along with the school staff, is encouraged to promote the importance of journalism. Hashtag any photos or tweets with #SJW2015 and #FCJW.

The Special Days group had planned a treasure hunt to take place at lunch, but due to the rain, the activity will be postponed until March 17 (St. Patrick’s day.)

Basketball Intramural’s will be Thurs. Feb. 26, at lunch. Each team is required to have at least one girl and is only allowed one varsity player, although a team may have all girls and a girls varsity player.

The playoff will be played on Feb. 27. The playoff games will be played at lunch in the FC gym. Sign ups will be in the office on Vickey Belmont’s desk. For more information contact Jarrod Markarian, ’17, and Trevor Trevino, ’17.

Within a month, Night of the Stars (NOTS) will take place at Wolf Lakes. In order for the school to be able to host the formal, students must buy tickets by the due date in mid-March. Student leadership is encourages campus to purchase NOTS tickets. Early-bird prices, which are available from Feb. 17-27 will cost $55 and all tickets purchased afterwards are $60.

Kids Day is coming up on March 3. FC students are teaming up to sell papers on the corners of Cedar and Maple along Alluvial for a dollar. All the proceeds received will go toward Children’s Hospital.

Leadership ASB members have to be out selling papers by 4 a.m. All other leadership students have to be there at 4:30 a.m., and all journalism students must be at their corner by 5 a.m.

The next dress up day at school is Western day, in which any student wearing western apparel will be rewarded a free root beer float at lunch. There will also be line dancing for students to participate in.

This writer can be reached via Twitter: @sbbelmont98, Email: [email protected].

For more news, read the Feb. 20 article, Student Leadership: Serves the Community Food Bank.

By |2015-02-25T00:00:00+00:00February 25th, 2015|FC Events, Leadership, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Student Leadership: Serves the Community Food Bank

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The school wide serve event was a huge success and the school has decided to serve the Community Food Bank again.

Student leadership is taking a more active role in promoting student involvement throughout this school year. Please return to read about how FC students are actively learning, serving and promoting teen events on and off campus in this weekly article series.

Last year, the campus had an all-day serve day, students went to different locations like the food bank, Neighborhood Thrift and covered graffiti all over Fresno. The event was a huge success and the school has decided to serve the Community Food Bank again.

The goal of Serve Day is simply to serve and show people random acts of kindness.

The school hopes to improve the lives of the community and show grace. Students will be going to clean-up graffiti, play and read to youths, cleaning up stores and serving meals.

Juliana Rosik, ’16, the school food bank director, is inviting all high school students to serve at the Community Food Bank, Feb. 21. Contact Rosik for any questions. The service project will meet at 7:45 a.m. Do not forget your waivers.

The Special Days group, ran by Olivia Quebe, ’16, and Hannah Nale, ’17, are putting on a Treasure hunt at lunch, Feb. 23. There will be pots of chocolate gold spread around the school campus. Whoever finds a pot of gold will have to bring it to the office and collect their prize.

The winter sports banquet is going on in the student ministry center (SMC) main at 7 p.m., Feb. 23.

Next week, basketball intramural’s will be played in the FC gym, Feb. 26 and 27. Every team must have at least one girl and are allowed only one varsity player. Championships is on Feb. 27 at lunch. More information to come.

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For more news, read the Feb. 19 article, BREAKING: Course requests due, Feb. 20.

By |2015-02-20T00:00:00+00:00February 20th, 2015|Leadership, News, Uncategorized|1 Comment

FC community invited to aid Community Food Bank, Feb. 21

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Juliana Rosik, ’16, first purposed the project to the FC community. Rosik mentioned the idea not only because she was obligated to do so for a leadership position but because she believes that service coincides with God’s ultimate will for the body of Christ.

Leadership Student suggests idea to help the food bank

Students and their families are encouraged to offer their services at Fresno’s Community Food Bank from 7-11 a.m. as part of the organizations 10,000 Hour Volunteer-A-Thon. This event aims to complete a total of 10,000 hours of service throughout the course of four non-consecutive volunteer days: Feb. 7, Feb. 21, March 7 and March 21.

Community Food Bank has been in commission since 1992 and currently feeds over 220,000 needy San Joaquin residents a month from throughout its multiple locations in Fresno, Madera and Kings County.

Juliana Rosik, ’16, first purposed the project to the FC community. Rosik mentioned the idea not only because she was obligated to do so for a leadership position but because she believes that service coincides with God’s ultimate will for the body of Christ.

“Initially I was making this service project for a director position that I have in my leadership class,” Rosik said. “But in the end I realized that I really wanted more service projects at the school. It’s something that’s really important to me. Service is important as a Christian and also just to be a part of your community so I think giving people opportunities to serve is a really good idea.”

While at the bank, participants will aid in sorting and packaging food for the needy. This is of upmost importance considering one out of three children in the San Joaquin Valley struggle daily to find adequate nutrition.

Leadership advisor, Robert Foshee says that the Community Food Bank provides a unique and simple way to serve the people of Fresno and invite others to do so as well.

“The Community Food Bank does so much in the valley for people who don’t really have a lot of stuff and they need a lot of help to keep things running,” Foshee said. “I know Juliana has a heart for the Food Bank and so she brought it up. You can go with friends, with family. It doesn?t have to be with someone from FC. It can be anyone that you know so I think it’s just a great opportunity to give back on a day where maybe you might sleep in otherwise.”

Jenny King, ’17, plans on attending the event in order to both obtain hours for CSF and future college transcripts as well as aid the less fortunate. She encourages others to bring friends and family members.

“Well first of all I enjoy doing service projects and helping out with the community,” King said. “It’s also good because I can put it on my college transcript. I?m also doing it because it counts for CSF service hours. Also I think it will be fun to go and hang out with my friends who are going. So if you have friends that may be interested in going make sure to invite them because it will be more fun that way.”

“The Community Food Bank does so much in the valley for people who don’t really have a lot of stuff and they need a lot of help to keep things running. I know Juliana has a heart for the Food Bank and so she brought it up. You can go with friends, with family. It doesn’t have to be with someone from FC. It can be anyone that you know so I think it’s just a great opportunity to give back on a day where maybe you might sleep in otherwise.”–Robert Foshee

To become involved in the 10,000 Hour Volunteer-A-Thon, students and adults must sign the school registration sheet as well as acquire and fill out a release form by the day of the event. Individuals who do not adequately complete this procedure will not be allowed to participate in the 10,000 Hour Volunteer?A-Thon.

Fresno’s Community Food Bank is located at 3403 E. Central Ave., in southwest Fresno. For more information, contact Juliana Rosik in person or via twitter @julesrosik.

For more news, read the Feb. 13 article, Student Leadership: Serve Day approaches

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By |2015-02-18T00:00:00+00:00February 18th, 2015|Community Events, Features, Leadership, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Student Leadership: Serve day approaches

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This week is National Kindness Week, Feb. 9-14. The purpose of the week is to show genuine kindness.

Student leadership is taking a more active role in promoting student involvement throughout this school year. Please return to read about how FC students are actively learning, serving and promoting teen events on and off campus in this weekly article series.

This week is National Kindness Week, Feb. 9-14. The purpose of the week is to show genuine kindness. There is a kindness poster in the hallway for students to commit to how they are going to be kind during the week by writing out a challenge for themselves.

At the end of this week, Feb. 13, Valentine’s Eve, leadership has encouraged students to wear red or pink in honor of Valentine’s Day.

Following up the theme of kindness, next week, Feb. 19, is the school wide serve day. The student body will be signing up for different locations as serve day approaches. Last year many students participated in events such as going to graffiti clean up or to clean up a city park.

Juliana Rosik, ’16, is the head of the Community Food bank group in leadership class. Any interested members of the student body are encouraged to come to the Community Food bank on Sat. Feb. 21 at 7:45 a.m.

If a student will not be able to serve at the event, they must turn a permission slip into the office. Students can pick up the waiver in the high school office in building 6.

Nigh of the Stars (NOTS) is creeping up on the student body and students are encouraged to start asking dates and buying tickets for the event.

Leadership students are preparing to fulfill the role of director activities in the classroom. More information is to come, discussing improvement and feedback.

This writer can be reached via Twitter: @sbbelmont98, Email: [email protected].

For more news, read the Feb. 13 article, BRIEF: Arte Americas offers culturally diverse art pieces .

By |2015-02-13T00:00:00+00:00February 13th, 2015|Leadership, News, Uncategorized|2 Comments

Student Leadership: Valentines Day celebration plans

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Selected leadership students will start decorating the day of NOTS, unlike other years where decorating was the day before.

Student leadership is taking a more active role in promoting student involvement throughout this school year. Please return to read about how FC students are actively learning, serving and promoting teen events on and off campus in this weekly article series.

As February begins, special days are continuing to bring up new events. Although Valentine’s Day is not a new holiday, Valentine’s Day Eve is. The special days group is putting on Valentines Day celebration plans, Feb. 13.

The next special day event is Feb. 26: a school wide treasure hunt for St. Patrick’s Day.

Everyone is encouraged to dress in pink and red attire. Junior high leadership will continue to sell Candy Grams and teachers will be giving out candy to people who show kindness in honor of the Great Kindness Challenge. Be sure to use #RAKweek2015 in your tweets and on Instagram.

National Kindness week is Feb. 9-15, and to encourage students to show kindness to others, leadership will be putting out a large piece of paper where students are able to write ways they will be kind during the week.

As the basketball season comes to an end, the student leadership class will be making senior night signs in class along with soccer signs. For the basketball senior night, Feb. 3, the students are encouraged to come dressed in black for the black out game.

NOTS is arriving and Maddie Luginbill, ’16, head of the decorating committee, visited Wolf Lakes to get more information. Selected leadership students will start decorating the day of NOTS, unlike other years where decorating was the day before. Decorating will start at 8 a.m., March 28.

This year, decorating will be more simple, Luginbill has taken pictures of the venue to get a better look and inspiration for the event.

“Going to the venue was a huge help, it helped me get a better idea of what the decorating will look like,” Luginbill said. “It also helped me see where I want to set things up.”

Julianna Rosik,’16, A leadership student, is the director of the Community Food bank. The student body is invited to come serve on Sat. Feb. 21 at 7:45 a.m. For more information, Contact Julianna Rosik.

“I will be going around to each advisory class with sign-ups the week of, and I will give anyone who signs up a waiver that has to be filled out in order to volunteer at the food bank,” Rosik said.

This writer can be reached via Twitter: @sbbelmont98, Email: [email protected].

For more news, read the Jan. 29 article, Student Leadership: Begins hosting special days.

By |2015-02-04T00:00:00+00:00February 4th, 2015|Leadership, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Student Leadership: Special days ahead

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The directors of the Special Days group, Hannah Nale and Olivia Quebe, have planned Super Bowl Day, Jan. 29, in honor of the 49th Super Bowl.

Student leadership is taking a more active role in promoting student involvement throughout this school year. Please return to read about how FC students are actively learning, serving and promoting teen events on and off campus in this weekly article series.

This week in leadership is a busy week full of fun activities. As Night of the Stars creeps up on the student body, the class is getting the theme of Jardin de Fleur put together. Table decorations, room decorations and food are being taken on by some of the directors of the class.

Jardin de Fleur is French for ‘The Flower Garden’. With that theme in mind, and the new venue at Wolf Lakes, the event will be much more floral and nature-themed.

The student body is encouraged to start asking for NOTS dates. This year, as is tradition, the person who asks most creatively will win a free pair of tickets. The winner is still to be announced. In order to be in the competition, let the leadership advisors or photo journalism members know when and where the activity will be.

NOTS will be held at Wolf Lakes, Mar. 28, tentatively, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. pictures will be at 5 p.m.- 6:30 p.m., courtesy of Milne photography.

The directors of the Special Days group, Hannah Nale and Olivia Quebe, have planned Super Bowl Day, Jan. 29, in honor of the 49th Super Bowl. Wear any of your favorite football team’s attire to school and show your team spirit.

Valentine’s Eve will be the next special event for Valentine’s Day on Feb. 13, more details to come.

The first rally of the second semester will be held on Fri. Jan. 30. Wear any of your red, white or blue attire for the American Theme rally. Although the super bowl is Sun. Feb. 1, sports teams will not count for rally points.

The gym will be open starting at lunch for the classes to come decorate the class sections. Decorating the class sections will also bring classes rally points along with American spirit. Decorations will not be provided, classes must bring class supplies.

Follow The Feather via Twitter @thefeather, Instagram @thefeatheronline and Facebook @thefeatheronline.This writer can be reached via Twitter: @sbbelmont98, Email: [email protected].

For more news, read the Jan. 22 article, Student Leadership: Applies for Director of events.

By |2015-01-29T00:00:00+00:00January 29th, 2015|Academics, Leadership, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Break the ice

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Olivia Quebe, ’16, left, and Alexsandra Sanchez talk about some similarities they have with each other during the quarterly WSL leadership meeting.

Olivia Quebe, ’16, left, and Alexsandra Sanchez talk about some similarities they have with each other during the quarterly WSL leadership meeting.

The leadership students played a “Get to know you” game with the other students. They were paired up by drawing a name out of a hat and they had to find each other in the group of people.

The next activity is students from different schools will get into small group discussion time where the topics are service ideas, spirt or halftime activities, selling tickets for student events, campus campaign and Sadies.

For more info go check out Leadership attends monthly WSL meeting.

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By |2015-01-26T00:00:00+00:00January 26th, 2015|Leadership, Photos, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Student of the Month: Poojan Gopal strives toward profession in mechanical engineering

IMG_6610rKylie Bell

The student of the month for January is sophomore Poojan Gopal, chosen by history and photojournalism teacher, Kori Friesen.

Sophomore acknowledges the value of hard work

Every month The Feather will highlight one student recommended by a teacher and voted upon by Feather staff members. Students are chosen depending upon several factors including and not limited to good grades, class engagement, positive attitude and special extracurricular activities.

The student of the month for January is sophomore Poojan Gopal, chosen by history and photojournalism teacher, Kori Friesen. Friesen says that Gopal actively displays a determination to work hard and improve in his studies.

“I picked him because I have seen an exceptional amount of dedication and commitment in APUSH (AP U.S History),” Friesen said.”Poojan doesn’t complain, he has a great attitude and he is committed to doing the ‘hard’ stuff to get it right. I appreciate what he brings to the table each time. I’m very proud of him.”

Gopal joined the FC student body three years ago after attending Clovis Christian Schools. He transferred with the intention to grow in both academic excellence and personal faith.

This year, Gopal has taken on a full academic load as well as his first AP class. In addition, Gopal plans to apply to the California Scholarship Association (CSF) this semester. Although, he does not focus solely upon school work, Gopal understands the potential impact of academics on the future.

“If you want to be successful in life you have to know stuff education wise,” Gopal said. “Getting an education helps you out a lot in life. It gets you a job so you have enough to support yourself and your family.”

Mother, Manisha Gopal, says that her son has shown a great deal of dedication to his classes this semester.

“He works hard a lot,” Manisha said. “Usually he does good at whatever he does. He always does his homework at home and has improved a lot since the beginning of the year with a 4.0 (GPA). My hope for him is that he will continue doing what he is doing with advancement.”

I picked him because I have seen an exceptional amount of dedication and commitment in APUSH. Poojan doesn’t complain, he has a great attitude and he is committed to doing the ‘hard’ stuff to get it right. I appreciate what he brings to the table each time. I’m very proud of him.–Kori Friesen.


During his free time, Poojan enjoys socializing with friends, playing video games and following professional basketball, football and baseball. His favorite teams are the Los Angeles Lakers and the Cleveland Browns. Gopal says that time to relax and rejuvenate plays an important role in being a well-rounded student.

“You can?t always be focused on school,” Gopal said. “You have to take a break every once and awhile to relieve stress and unwind. Watching sports and taking that time definitely does that for me.”

Nevan Gonzalez, ’17, has been friends with Gopal since his arrival in junior high three years ago. Gonzales says that Gopal is a loyal companion and overall fun person to be around.
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“He?s the type of friend that you can just hang around with,” Gonzales said. “In a group he would probably be most likely to talk but not extremely often. In general, he?s just the type of person you can be around all the time.”

After high school Gopal plans to attend classes at Fresno State before transferring to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and eventually to the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in order to pursue a profession in mechanical engineering. Gopal says that engineering is a stable profession that aligns with his own personal work ethic.

“I decided last year to become a mechanical engineer,” Gopal said. “I decided to do this just because it?s something that I think is a good job. I?d be a good mechanical engineer because I would always get the work done. I would try my best and give 100% effort.”

A video on Poojan Gopal is to be added at a later date.

For more features, read the Jan. 22 article, National holiday reminds citizens of civil responsibility.

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By |2015-01-23T00:00:00+00:00January 23rd, 2015|Academics, Features, Leadership, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Student Leadership: Applies for Director of events

IMG_0467Guest Photographer, Sydney Belmont

Directors of events consist of Chris Grossman, student body president, Ashley Garcia, student body vice president, Timothy Nyberg, student body secretary, Joshua Carter, student body treasurer and Sydney Belmont, student body public relations.

Student leadership is taking a more active role in promoting student involvement throughout this school year. Please return to read about how FC students are actively learning, serving and promoting teen events on and off campus in this weekly article series.

With Night of The Stars (NOTS) coming up, leadership has groups set up for planning and decorating. The groups are setup/decorations, parent viewing, awards/sound, food, tickets/advertising. Each group has a specific job and requirements, if the expectations are not met, the ASB officers will pick up the event.

Director of events consist of Chris Grossman, student body president, Ashley Garcia, student body vice president, Timothy Nyberg, student body secretary, Joshua Carter, student body treasurer and Sydney Belmont, student body public relations.

The Student Body President’s, Chris Grossman, job is to meet with the specific groups and talk about what their jobs are. Each group will have a very detailed progress report alone with an idea of where they what the event to go. Meetings will go on once a week until the event is over.

Ashley Garcia, ’15, will also meet with the groups and leadership advisers, Vickey Belmont and Robert Foshee or Dean of students, Amy Deffenbacher and superintendent, Jeremy Brown for events to be approved. Garcia must gather a list of students involved and schedule whether they will be missing class for their event or not.

The secretary will make and keep a calendar of all events and make sure events are planned and followed. The events will be placed on the calendar in the hallway in Building 6. If facilities are needed, ‘greensheets’ will need to be turned in.

The student body treasurer has to take count of the money the leadership class has. Each group must tell the treasurer what supplies are needed and how much they will cost. The public relations officer advertises the event to the public. If the the public relations officer is not notified, there will be no advertising.

Throughout the year, each event will be handled through the system of ASB. If the group director does not follow through, ASB will pick up where the director left off and pull the event through.

This writer can be reached via Twitter: @sbbelmont98, Email: [email protected].

For more news, read the Jan. 16 article, SoundCloud gains popularity amongst users.

By |2015-01-22T00:00:00+00:00January 22nd, 2015|FC Events, Leadership, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Student Leadership: Begins interviews

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As leadership continues to grow and involve the school in all events planned, the class is taking a change not only in the school but in the classroom.

Student leadership is taking a more active role in promoting student involvement throughout this school year. Please return to read about how FC students are actively learning, serving and promoting teen events on and off campus in this weekly article series.

As leadership continues to grow and involve the school in all events planned, the class is taking a change not only in the school but in the classroom. The class is setting apart every monday for a session of Bible. Leadership is learning qualities of a spiritual leader. The class is reading advice from different spiritual leaders in other work fields.

With NOTS coming up on March 28, the class has begun to get into individual groups to help set up and cause the planning to run more smoothly. Each section of set up will have its own director, and the director of that particular section will have a committee helping to complete the task.

For the third and fourth quarter, each student will have to be in charge of one event and will have to help in many events in order to put the practice of serving into works.

Many of the events are activities that the student body can participate in, such as rallies, lunch time activities and inter mural sports; there are many small events coming up in the next few weeks.

In order to become a director of an activity the students must make an appointment with the leadership advisors and interview for the role of director. Leadership students must approach the interview as if it is a real job, dressing in business attire and presenting their ideas.

As the leadership students prepare for the new change, the change will help students begin the interview part of life. The events will help the class lead others by example, putting their ideas into actions and working for the student body.

Students from last year’s leadership class have seen an immense change in the way it is run. Some feel that the change was unnecessary, one of the students is Brooklynn Ainley, ’17, feels that the class was already running smoothly.

“I think the change makes the class more confusing and time consuming, and some of us may forget what we are suppose to do,” Ainley said. “As the class begins interviews, I think it’ll take longer to do some things. Having to do the interview makes me nervous because I have never been good at speaking in front of people when it’s important. However, I’m glad that we get to pick what we want to be the director of instead of the teacher telling us what we have to do.”

Student leadership is hoping the change will help the class see things from a leader’s perspective and learn new skills throughout the year.

Follow The Feather via Twitter @thefeather, Instagram @thefeatheronline and Facebook @thefeatheronline This writer can be reached via Twitter: @sbbelmont98, Email: [email protected].

For more news, read the Jan. 7 article, Student Leadership: Prepares for winter formal

By |2015-01-15T00:00:00+00:00January 15th, 2015|Announcements, FC Events, Leadership, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Student Leadership: Prepares for winter formal

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While leadership plans new and exciting events, the class will be reconnecting after the holiday break to talk about winter formal.

Student leadership is taking a more active role in promoting student involvement throughout this school year. Please return to read about how FC students are actively learning, serving and promoting teen events on and off campus in this weekly article series.

As school rolls back in, student leadership welcomes back all FC students, parents and staff and wishes the whole school a happy new year! Over the year leadership created new events and kept old traditions running. The new events were great experiences to try out and were generally believed to be successful.

Starting the new year, the class is up and running with even more new events like National Bubble Day.

Bubble day, Thurs., Jan. 8, is a day specifically for bubbles, in honor of the event, student leadership will be handing out bubbles at lunch to distribute and have fun with. National bubble day also shares the day with national Argyle Day, Earth Rotation Day and Joy Germ Day.

While leadership plans new and exciting events, the class will be reconnecting after the holiday break. Students will line up the calendar for the next couple weeks. The class will also start to discuss the next big event, Night of the Stars (NOTS).

NOTS is a formal event where high school students gather to watch class made movies. The movies are all made by students by acting, filming, script writing, and planning. Student leadership’s goal is to get the word out sooner to give the classes more time to work, in result of a better quality film.

The event will be held on Mar. 28, and the venue has changed from The Grand 1401 downtown to Wolf Lakes. As parents enjoy knowing what their child is involved in at school, the morning of the event parents will be able to view all class movies (more details to come).

Leadership students will start planning costs for tickets, decorations, set up and dinner choice within the upcoming weeks.

As leadership continues to create events to get more students involved with the school, shortly after NOTS the class will open up to planning Sadie’s in April.

Follow The Feather via Twitter @thefeather, Instagram @thefeatheronline and Facebook @thefeatheronline.This writer can be reached via Twitter: @vbelmont, Email: [email protected].

For more news, read the Jan. 6 article, BRIEF: National Bubble Day, Jan. 8. For more from student leadership, read Student leadership: Overview of Dec. 8-12.

By |2015-01-07T00:00:00+00:00January 7th, 2015|Academics, FC Events, Leadership, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Student leadership: Overview of Dec. 8-12

ChristmasLane9Kylie Bell

As December continues, there will be several acts of giving: leadership will be giving away a Starbucks card to the winner of the “ugliest” Christmas sweater.

Student leadership is taking a more active role in promoting student involvement throughout this school year. Please return to read about how FC students are actively learning, serving and promoting teen events on and off campus in this weekly article series.

This is the last week before Christmas break. Dec. 9, is the last day for the Yes We CAN food drive. Leadership class will be taking all the high school and junior high cans to Pinedale Christian Church.

As December continues, there will be several acts of giving: leadership will be giving away a Starbucks card to the winner of the “ugliest” Christmas sweater. All of high school is invited to meet at Starbucks in Fig Garden Village to announce the sweater winner and walk down Christmas Tree Lane,, Dec. 10.

An annual tradition for Christmas is watching a Christmas movie before break. This year, the movie will be The Grinch and students are also encouraged to wear their favorite Christmas pajamas, Dec. 11. The movie will start at the beginning of lunch. Student leadership will be giving out tri-tip sandwiches, chips, and a drink.

In order to get a free lunch at the movie, bring a stuffed animal for the Valley Children’s Hospital. Lunch will be $6 unless students bring a stuffed animal.

The last week of school before Christmas break will end on Dec. 12, which is a half day.

Next week’s schedule will be a bit different, on Mon. Dec. 8, there will be Fri. schedule. Tues.-Thurs. will be normal block schedule.

When we come back:

As school starts up again, usually, there is not a lot to look forward to. The start of the year should never be boring!

Leadership will be welcoming the whole school back on Mon. Jan. 5, 2015, and sharing information about Night of the Stars (NOTS) along with an overview of last year.

NOTS is a formal event where the high school will gather and watch class made movies. This year, NOTS will be announced earlier than last year to get a head start on the movie making in hopes of better quality films. The venue has changed to Wolf Lakes.

Be prepared to celebrate National Bubble Day, Jan. 8. In order to celebrate this festive event, the leadership class will be giving out bubbles at lunch. Be sure to hang out and be a part of it.

Due to Christmas break, there will be no leadership article from Dec. 12-Jan. 5, 2015. The leadership students, as well as The Feather staff, would like to wish parents, students, and staff a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

This writer can be reached via Twitter: @sbbelmont98, Email: [email protected].

By |2014-12-09T00:00:00+00:00December 9th, 2014|Announcements, FC Events, Leadership, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Student leadership: Christmas is here

IMG_3689rOlivia Quebe

Along with the holiday activities, the campus will have a red and green dress up day to celebrate the Christmas season, Dec. 4.

Student leadership is taking a more active role in promoting student involvement throughout this school year. Please return to read about how FC students are actively learning, serving and promoting teen events on and off campus in this weekly article series.

Thanksgiving is over and Christmas time is approaching and leadership is creating new ways to get the student body involved with the community and the school. A part of being involved in the community is the Yes we CAN food drive. Students, families, and staff can bring cans to the high school office to give to the less fortunate; the drive ends on Dec. 9.

Along with the holiday activities, the campus will have a red and green dress up day to celebrate the Christmas season, Dec. 4.

The class is also inviting the whole high school to take a walk down Christmas Tree Lane, Dec. 10. During school, wear your ugly Christmas sweater to school and to the event. Please meet at 7 p.m.; the winner of the ugly sweater contest will be announced at the Starbucks in Fig Garden Village. The winner will receive a free Starbucks coffee.

FC has many traditions throughout the Christmas season and one of the traditions is to watch a Christmas movie before the break. This year the students will watch The Grinch and eat tri-tip sandwiches. With the lunch, chips, a drink and a cookie will also be served.

Lunch costs $6 unless you bring one stuffed animal to donate to Valley Children’s Hospital. Then the lunch is free.

After the break, the leadership class will be getting a head start on Night of the Stars (NOTS), FC’s annual formal event which will be held at Wolf Lakes.

Until then, school will be let out for break on Dec. 12, a half day, and will not be back in session until Jan. 5.

This writer can be reached via Twitter: @fcsleadership_, Email: [email protected].

By |2014-12-03T00:00:00+00:00December 3rd, 2014|Announcements, FC Events, Leadership, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Student Leadership: Yes we can

IMG_9446Sydney Belmont

Starting Nov. 17-Dec. 12, leadership is having a friendly competition to raise awareness and gain canned food for the Yes We Can food drive.

Student leadership is taking a more active role in promoting student involvement throughout this school year. Please return to read about how FC students are actively learning, serving and promoting teen events on and off campus in this weekly article series.

Last week was National Kindness Week and the class created signs to support the week and to get the word out. Kindness week is to show your kindness more than just one time, but more than just a week. Try giving someone a pencil when they cannot find one or say ‘Hello’ to someone new.

Leadership class is still continuing of their unit of public speaking. Students will learn the proper use of a microphone and how to introduce a speaker. They will also be learning how to entertain the crowd.

The class is also planning Fall Festivus and will start bringing supplies to the destination. The event will be held at the Beal residence, Nov. 25.

Christmas is not far off and leadership is looking for new ways to get the school involved. One idea the class came up with was to walk Christmas Tree Lane. Come to school wearing your best Ugly Christmas sweater on go walk with student leadership on Wed., Dec. 10.

That night meet at the location chosen (TBA) to find out who won the sweater contest; the winner will be rewarded at the destination.

The annual Christmas movie is coming up, Dec. 11. The high school will be watching The Grinch while eating lunch. In order to receive lunch, students must bring an appropriate donation for the charity. The charity we are supporting is to be announced.

Each year many families in the Fresno area go without food for the holidays and often throughout their everyday lives. The high school is taking part in fixing this problem. Starting Nov. 17-Dec. 12, leadership is having a friendly competition to raise awareness and gain canned food for the Yes We Can food drive.

So it’s time to get involved and show your thanks for your blessings. Please get involved and remember to use #FCGiveThanks.

Due to Thanksgiving break next week, Nov. 24-28, there will be no Leadership update. For the two days the school is in, there will be planning in the class room for the Fall Festivus, on Tues. Nov, 25. Be sure you buy your tickets before prices go up!

Follow The Feather via Twitter @thefeather, Instagram @thefeatheronline and Facebook @thefeatheronline.This writer can be reached via Twitter: @sbbelmont98, Email: [email protected].

For more news, read the Nov. 13 article, BRIEF: Educational Enrichment Program offers opportunities to students .

By |2014-11-17T00:00:00+00:00November 17th, 2014|FC Events, Leadership, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Student leadership: Prepares fall festivities

IMG_7848Jason Swain | The Feather Online Archive

Picking up on the next event, Fall Festivus, the class has begun planning out where it will be held, what movie will be shown that night, and how much food will be available.

Student leadership is taking a more active role in promoting student involvement throughout this school year. Please return to read about how FC students are actively learning, serving and promoting teen events on and off campus in this weekly article series.

As homecoming week comes to an end, leadership continues to be involved with new and upcoming events. Homecoming week was a success, even though the rain had stopped a few of the class’ plans. Student leadership would like to give a thanks to all the people who helped make homecoming week great.

The Veterans Day Parade, Nov. 11, in front of the Fresno City Hall and will be taking place at 11:11 a.m. The parade focuses on all the veterans who fought for America’s freedom. This is the largest parade on the West Coast, so come and support the school and the troops!

Picking up on the next event, Fall Festivus, the class has begun planning out where it will be held, what movie will be shown that night, and how much food will be available. Fall Festivities are events before Thanksgiving to hangout with friends and roast marshmallows, dance, or just watch a movie.

The annual Yes We Can Canned Food Drive is arriving soon, Nov. 17, the drive is for Pinedale Elementary. To get the school involved in the project, each class will compete against each other. At the end of the food drive the wining class will be given a prize, which is still to be decided.

Last year was the biggest amount of canned food the school has collected. This year the school would like to participate in a friendly competition and beat the record achieved last year!

Along the lines of giving back, the school is getting involved in Operation Christmas Child. Gather any items that could fit into a shoe box for these Christmas gifts. Please ask for a brochure which outlines the recommended stuff to put in the box, including $7 to ship it. All boxes are due on Monday, Nov. 10. Hashtag any ways to give back with #FCGiveThanks.

Leadership is also planning an all-school walk down Christmas Tree Lane, Dec. 10. The same day, during school, there will be an ugly sweater contest as well, so wear your best ugly sweater to school. Three winners will be announced and given a prize when everyone arrives at the event.

Around Christmas time, leadership will be holding a movie viewing during school. The movie is yet to be decided. Each high school student will need to bring an item to support the organization chosen, which will serve as a ticket for a free lunch. If students do not bring the required supplies to get free lunch, it will be $5.

Night of the Stars (NOTS) is a big deal during the second half of the school year. The night is filled with fancy dresses, great remade movies, and great tasting dinner. Last year leadership sponsored the 22nd annual Night of the Stars (NOTS) at The Grand 1401 on the 10th floor in February.

Each class remakes a movie and that night the movies are shown and students receive awards for best actor, actress, film; etc. Leadership is planning out the venue, the costs, the date and theme. NOTS is an exciting formal event where guys ask girls to be their dates. Boys, think of creative ways to ask your date! Stay tuned for more information and date.

As the football season comes to an end, there will be one last Fifth Quarter. Bring $5 and come to Me n Ed’s at Cedar and Herndon this Friday, Nov. 7, for a fun time and pizza!

Leadership will continue to plan, support, and promote different events during the school year.

For more on Student Leadership, take a look at Student Leadership: Homecoming is upon us.

This writer can be reached via Twitter: @sbbelmont98, Email: [email protected].

For more news, read the Nov. 3 article, BRIEF: Operation Christmas Child boxes due, Nov. 12.

By |2014-11-05T00:00:00+00:00November 5th, 2014|Announcements, FC Events, Leadership, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Student leadership: Homecoming is upon us

IMG_9447Sydney Belmont

The week of homecoming has arrived, it is ‘a walk on Hollywood Boulevard’. It is the most exciting week of the year, a time of making memories and getting more involved.

Student leadership is taking a more active role in promoting student involvement throughout this school year. Please return to read about how FC students are actively learning, serving and promoting teen events on and off campus in this weekly article series.

The week of homecoming has arrived, it is ‘a walk on Hollywood Boulevard’. It is the most exciting week of the year, a time of making memories and getting more involved. There are a bundle of activities in one week chock-full of crazy, eye-popping apparel, and zestful attitudes.

This year, everything is Hollywood-themed, old and new. Every school has a fun-filled week of dressing up as their school theme and living up to the school traditions. This event is a time for alumni to come back to their school and visit, and for the current high schoolers to show their school spirit.

The students will dress up each day according to the day’s theme: Monday wear any American pride clothing or cowboy attire. Tuesday, you should wear any tourist related clothing. Wednesday is pajama day, so wear your comfortable PJ’s. Thursday is twin day, so grab a friend and dress alike. Finally, Friday is spirt wear, a chance to show your school spirt and go all out. For all days of the week, dress code does still apply.

Along the lines of school traditions, our tradition is having all high school classes build a float. For a few weeks before homecoming night, the classes get together to create floats made entirely by themselves. On homecoming night, Oct. 31, the floats will be brought in between 1-4 p.m. and students are to help put up and take down the floats.

For the Freshman float, they are emulating a sci-fi theme; for the Sophomore float, the class is creating a mafia hangout; the Juniors are taking the audience back to the Roaring 20’s on their float; and the Seniors are creating a western themed float.

As excitement floats through the hallways with all these fun and crazy things to do, the leadership class puts it all on. During the week the class will be making all different signs for the hallways and for the football game on Friday. Leadership will also be planning a rally on Friday for cross country, cheer, and the tennis teams.

On the actual day of homecoming, leadership will be helping run and set things up during the day. They will also be setting up before the game and helping clean up after the game.

Although homecoming can be very exciting there are still downsides of the week. Claire Kollenklark, ’16, a leadership student, says she becomes very busy and things can get stressful.

“I don’t really do too much on Halloween but I don’t like that my friends and I can’t go trick-or-treating like we did in the past.” Kollenkark said. “With being so involved with school activities a lot of things can go wrong and sometimes it can be very stressful.”

Although homecoming does come to an end, leadership will start planning the next school event, Nov. 3-7. The next event is the annual Fall Festivius, where students gather around roasting marshmallows and eating food while watching a movie together.

This writer can be reached via Twitter: @sbbelmont, Email: [email protected].

For more news, read the Oct. 24 article, #FCgoesHollywood: Eagles strut their stuff.

By |2014-10-27T00:00:00+00:00October 27th, 2014|Announcements, FC Events, Leadership, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Roaring 20s theme provides float inspiration

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Juniors Bailey Brogan and Andrew Moore discuss construction for the float.

As FC’s annual homecoming approaches, the tradition of float building begins. The theme for the homecoming this year is Hollywood movie genres. This year’s junior class decided to take on the Roaring 20s.

Madelline Luginbill, ’16, is particularly excited for the genre the class had picked since it is her favorite time period.

“I absolutely love the 1920s!” Luginbill said. “I love everything about that era, especially the flapper girls! I hope to see everyone in our class participate and work together as a team to pull off this theme.”

The class had their first meeting to start making the basic parts of their float, Oct. 11. Macy Mascarenas, ’16, and her family generously provide the trailer for the third year in a row. Claire Kollenkark and Chris Kollenkark, ’16, opened up their home as a work place for the class.

In their last meeting the juniors, were able to get the majority of the painting done and the floor finished. The backdrop still needs some finishing touches, but the class made progress.

Being new to the leadership class, Claire Kollenkark, ’16, wants to see the class grow through the process. She wants everyone’s ideas to be heard so that it is more of a group effort.

“My vision is to have the whole class involved in some way, shape or form,” Kollenkark said. “I want this float to bring our class together. It is our junior year and we are here to dominate! Last year we were so close to winning, but this year I want there to be no question that the juniors are the clear champions.”

They were able to get the majority of the painting done and the floor finished. The backdrop still needs some finishing touches, but the class made progress.

Bailey Brogan, ’16, was pleased with their last meeting but still expects more from their class.

“I felt the first meeting went well. We had more people come out and participate than last year,” Brogan said. “However, I would still like to see even more come out to help. If we want to improve on how we did last year, then this really needs to be a team effort. For all future meetings, I would really like to see our class come focused with the mindset to win.”

To pull off a project as extravagant as a float, the juniors will really have to utilize these last few meetings to get all the finishing details done. To do that, it will require involvement from everyone in the class throughout the week of homecoming. The juniors are determined to go all out whether it’s dress up days, the blood drive or the rally; they are coming to win.

The next meeting for the junior class will start at 12 p.m., at the Kollenkark’s house, Oct. 25.

Follow The Feather via Twitter: @thefeather. This writer can be reached via Twitter: @_olivialoren_.

For more features, read the Oct. 22 article, International Student, Krit Metanopphakun chosen as student of the month.

By |2014-10-22T00:00:00+00:00October 22nd, 2014|FC Events, Features, Leadership, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Student Leadership highlights week of Oct. 6-17

IMG_7365Sydney Belmont

Leadership class helped with the Isabelle Anderson Masquerade Gala dinner on Oct. 4. Anderson is an eight year old girl with a rare case of Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) which affects about 300 children nationwide every year, not many children survive DIPG.

Student Leadership is taking a more active role in promoting student involvement this school year. Please return to read about how FC students are actively learning, serving and promoting teen events on and off campus in this weekly article series.

The annual tradition of Grandparents Day , Oct. 3, was a success. Many grandparents attended classes and lunch.

Leadership class helped with the Isabelle Anderson Masquerade Gala dinner on Oct. 4. Anderson is an eight year old girl with a rare case of Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) which affects about 300 children nationwide every year, not many children survive DIPG.

The students helped serve the guests at the Gala, set up, and clean up after the event. The event was to raise money for the Anderson family to use for treatment and going through hard times.

The class will be finishing up public speaking and learning to listen by reading children’s books aloud and introducing a famous person in history, Oct.6.

Leadership will be involved in National News Engagement Day, Oct. 7. The class will be creating signs for the hallways promoting the event and helping out in any way needed. The goal is to engage everyone in the news. Everyone will be engaging by local news, social news, and national news.

Vickey Belmont, the leadership teacher, wants to involve as many students in this event as possible. Belmont believes that having students involved in the news is becoming rare and is a good idea to start promoting being involved.

“Having students involved in the news is great because they know what is going on locally, nationally, and socially.” Belmont said. “The leadership class is honored to be able to be involved this year.”

Leadership will be working on preparing Homecoming week, Oct. 27-31. The theme of homecoming is Hollywood. Every class will be working on building a float related to the theme. The class needs a trailer to hold the float and a location to hold the trailer at. Remember that the float must be able to be transport to the school.

The next home football game will be Friday, Oct. 10 against Kings Christian. Make sure to come out and support your Eagles!

This writer can be reached via Twitter: @sbbelmont98, Email: [email protected].

For another news article read Choir department to perform in first festival of year, critique expected

By |2014-10-07T00:00:00+00:00October 7th, 2014|FC Events, Leadership, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Student leadership: Becoming better leaders

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The class is working on becoming better leaders. Their class motto is ‘To become a better leader, one must first become a better servant!’

Student leadership is taking a more active role in promoting student involvement this school year. Please return to read about how FC students are actively learning, serving and promoting teen events on and off campus in this bi-weekly article series.

The class is working on becoming better leaders. Their class motto is ‘To become a better leader, one must first become a better servant!’ Student leadership is working on building relationships with the student body and making leadership, a leadership not a dictatorship.

Helping with the involvement, the class will begin to set up lunch time activities and start ten minute break activities, Sept. 22. The activities will continue on during the year, the class hopes to make this a tradition at the school.

Homecoming week is approaching, Oct. 27-31. The class is starting to plan out the theme and days attire for dress up that week.

Each class needs to build a float for homecoming week, all classes will need a trailer to hold their float on and a location to keep the trailer. The trailer will have to be able to be transported from the location to the school.

The homecoming nominees for freshman princesses are Jenna Bynum, Erin Wilson, and Olivia Messer; for sophomores, Sydney Belmont, Jennifer King, and Hannah Nale; for juniors, Macy Mascarenes, Chloe Mueller, and Claire Kollenklark. For our queens, Gaby Siqueiros, Elise Winegarden, Ivette Ibarra, Callista Fries, and Mikayla Miller. Our kings are Collin Winegarden, Aaron DeWolf, Chris Grossman, Nick Fontes and Jordan Castro.

Hannah Nale,’17, has been nominated for the second year and is looking forward to dressing up and getting to know the other nominees.

“I get to know the nominees when we are in the princess pageant and are embarrassed together,” Nale said. “To me, its just another level of friendship. I look forward to dressing up because its fun to take time to do something you don’t normally do.”

For the families new to FC, there will be a new family dinner held, Sept. 23. The dinner will be put on by the leadership students that night.

See you at the pole is, Sept. 24, at 7 a.m., will be put on by Robert Foshee. Prayer will be said for our school, other schools, the country, and our leaders, and any other needed prayer.

The second class meeting will be, Sept. 23 led by Chris Grossman,’15, the student body president. Brooklynn Ainley,’17, has been in leadership for two years and thinks things are running a lot different.

“The meeting are a lot longer and we have more time to discuss things and get everything organized,”Ainley said. “As a class we sit in a square so we are all facing each other, I think sitting that way is a better way to interact with everyone.”

Inviting all FC grandparents, Grandparents Day will be, Oct.3 from 8 a.m.- 12:25 p.m.. Lunch will be provided from the school. Shuttle services will be available in parking lots ‘A’ and ‘F’.

Isabelle Anderson’s masquerade dinner will be, Oct. 4 at 5 p.m, which anyone can attend. Anderson has a rare case of brain cancer and has gone through six weeks of radiation treatment. The dinner’s purpose is to raise money for the Anderson family. If unable to attend that evening, please donate money to the organization.

For more news, read the Sept. 22 article, BRIEF: See You at The Pole, Sept. 24.

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By |2014-09-22T00:00:00+00:00September 22nd, 2014|Announcements, FC Events, Leadership, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Student leadership: See You at the Pole, Sept. 24

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During student leadership class, students will begin to read children’s books in order become comfortable with public speaking. Time spent leading discussion and sharing out loud is meant to help the class be more at was in front of their peers.

Student leadership is taking a more active role in promoting student involvement this school year. Please return to read about how FC students are actively learning, serving and promoting teen events on and off campus in this bi-weekly article series.

During student leadership class, students will begin to read children’s books in order become comfortable with public speaking. Time spent leading discussion and sharing out loud is meant to help the class be more at was in front of their peers. This is the third week leadership will be working on communication and commitment.

Along with commitment, all students in leadership must attend a sporting event once a week to show support to FC athletes. Leadership is committed to the FC community completely and wants to lead the Eagle spirit charge.

The first board meeting for the leadership students will be at lunch, Sept. 15. Be sure to ask a student leader what they are working on and how you might be able to help.

Leadership class will be selling Pacifica Pizza at lunch, Sept. 19.

The time has come, once again, for See You at the Pole (SYATP). Since 1990 there has been national day and week of prayer; this year it will be held in the quad at 7 a.m., Sept. 24.

SYATP organizer, Robert Foshee, has set up a time for worship along with praying. The time will be broken up into prayer for the country, the school, other schools and leaders around the city and state.

“It’s an important day that we’ve participated in for the past years that I’ve been here.” Foshee said. “This is an opportunity for us to connect with people around the world for school, the country and leaders around the world. I think its important to focus on prayer and it’s great that students are focusing on that same thing.”

The leadership class is helping set up, serve and clean up the benefit for Isabel Anderson which is a black tie masquerade dinner. Which anyone can attend, it will be at 5 p.m., Oct. 4.

Kim Castiglione, the director of the Isabel Anderson dinner and a FC graduate in 2001, is a friend of the family and has said that there will be life comedians, magicians and dancing.

“Isabelle has a rare brain cancer that she has gone through six weeks of radiation treatment.” Castigilone said. “The organization is to help out the family with raising funds and getting through the hard times.”

Tennis will be playing against Dos Palos at home, Oct. 2.

This writer can be reached via Twitter: @sbbelmont98, Email: [email protected].

By |2014-09-15T00:00:00+00:00September 15th, 2014|Announcements, FC Events, Leadership, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Student Leadership: Practices communication

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The student leadership class continues to focus on qualities of a leader. Communication and commitment are the two qualities they will emphasize in the next week.

The student leadership class continues to focus on qualities of a leader. Communication and commitment are the two qualities they will emphasize in the next week.

In addition to learning public speaking, leadership learned how to introduce a famous people they were not too familiar with. Hannah Nale, ’17, had Marilyn vos Savant as her speaker. Nale says this situation will help her become a better speaker in general.

“In the future this will help me by elaborating quicker,” Nale said. “I’m comfortable with public speaking, but this will help my skills greatly. This prepares me for interviews for jobs and presenting myself and speaking in college.”

The FC volleyball team will be playing at home against Sierra High School, Sept. 9. JV will play at 5 p.m. and Varsity at 6 p.m. Come support our Lady Eagles in the FC gym!

Varsity football will be playing against Anzar High School, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. After the game will be fifth quarter, location to be announced. Girls tennis will be playing Dos Palos High School at Dos Palos, Sept. 9 at 4 p.m.

The first board meeting for the leadership students will be Sept. 15 at lunch. Leadership advisor Vickey Belmont, plans on increasing responsibility within leadership students and teaching them about their actions and reactions and how they affect other students.

“The responsibilities are to oversee certain aspects of the leadership class, to delegate and see that the follow through is completed.” Belmont said. “We’re going to talk about how this all plays out and then we will explain it to them.”

Homecoming will be held on Oct. 31 and nomination day will be on Oct. 2; students are required to find a location and trailer to build their homecoming floats on. Donations for sites and trailors will be needed as well.

Leadership will be selling Pacifica Pizza on Sept. 19.

For more announcements, read the Sept. 3 article, Student Leadership: Plans a new week

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By |2014-09-09T00:00:00+00:00September 9th, 2014|FC Events, Leadership, News, The Feather, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Student Leadership: Plans a new week

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As the new week starts, student leadership starts to continue working on school activities, including the first school rally for the football and the girl’s tennis teams, Sept. 5.

As the new week starts, student leadership starts to continue working on school activities, including the first school rally for the football and the girl’s tennis teams, Sept. 5. Freshmen class will be burnt orange, Sophomores will be purple, Juniors will be blue, the Seniors will be red.

To earn points for your class wear your class assigned colors and be enthusiastic. In order to earn extra points, students who dress as a Ninja Turtle will gain extra points for their class; at the end of the rally the winning classes reward will be candy bars.

The first home football game is against Coast Union at 7 p.m. Following the football game, will be the first fifth quarter in the Peoples Church gym. Students will have to pay four dollars to get in and eight dollars for parents. Make sure to be in the Nuthouse at any game and wear your spirit wear!

Leadership is selling lunch every other Fri., lunch will be sold, Sept. 5. The next lunch will be sold, Sept. 19.

The leadership class will be talking about commitment and communication, Sept. 8-12.

In addition to the two qualities they are learning, the students will be reading short children’s book to help them with their public speaking. Leadership students will also be working on learning how to introduce a speaker or any special person.

Brooklynn Ainley,’17, a FC leadership student, thinks that learning how to public speak will help her to speak in front of large crowds.

“I think it is a good idea for everyone to learn how to public speak.” Ainley said. “You never know what you’ll do in the future but no matter what you do public speaking will be useful.”

The FC volleyball team will be playing at home against Sierra High School, Sept. 9. JV will begin to play at 5 p.m. and varsity will be playing at 6 p.m. Come support our Lady Eagles in the FC gym.

The high school football team will be playing against Anzar High School at 7 p.m., Sept. 12. After the game will be a fifth quarter, location to be announced. Girls tennis will be playing Dos Palos at Dos Palos at 4 p.m., Sept. 9

Kylie Bell,’16, a girls tennis player, has been playing since she was very little and it had always been a sport she is great in. She played this year so she could build relationships with other girls at FC in addition to it being her second year at school.

“Most of the girls have never played before and I think the team can improve by helping each other learn new skills.” Bell said. “The competition has been tough this year but the team has been doing very well. By the end of the year I would like the team to become more skilled than when they started and I encourage the team to grow together as teammates and friends.”

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For more announcements, read the Aug. 29, Student Leadership: Speaks out.

By |2014-09-03T00:00:00+00:00September 3rd, 2014|FC Events, Leadership, News, The Feather, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Eagle Madness aims to create fellowship, March 25

Leadership students create basketball tournament

In honor of the annul National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) college basketball tournament, March Madness, FC students have decided to create an event of their own.Skyler Lee

In honor of the annul National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) college basketball tournament, March Madness, FC students have decided to create an event of their own.

In honor of the annul National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) college basketball tournament, March Madness, FC students have decided to create an event of their own. A group of freshmen leadership students first conceived the idea of a basketball tournament involving the FC high school many weeks in advance.

However, in order to put their plan into action the underclassmen relied upon the guidance of ASB President Caleb Nale,’14, as well as other upperclassmen. At long last their idea was approved and admitted to the FC calendar. It has since been dubbed, quite appropriately,Eagle Madness.

One of the cofounders in the creation of Eagle Madness is Trevor Trevino,’17. The idea first came from a passion for basketball and a desire to unite the student body through the sport. Trevino is impressed with the schools response.

“Eagle Madness is a basketball tournament organized for students to go out and have fun,” Trevino said. “We (freshmen founders) were just so into basketball and loved the idea of creating our own mini version of the tournament. The school has responded well considering twenty teams have sinned up so far. We really appreciate everyone including the girl?s participation in this event.”

The guidelines for Eagle Madness are simple. Each team must consist of three players with at least one female teammate. All points scored will count as two points. Four teams will be able to play simultaneously. The games will be featured during lunch in the FC gym on March 25, 27, and 28.

Eagle Madness is a basketball tournament organized for students to go out and have fun. We were just so into basketball and loved the idea of creating our own mini version of the tournament. The school has responded well considering twenty teams have sinned up so far. We really appreciate everyone including the girl’s participation in this event–Trevor Trevino

Throughout the tournament losing teams will be eliminated whereas winners will advance to the next round. The championship game will take place and the winner will be announced, March 28. Prizes are yet to be determined.

Student participants such as Claire Kollenkark,’16, are excited to form closer bonds with their teammates. Kollenkark mildly nervous to play basketball but anticipates that her experience with Eagle Madness will be a positive one.
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“I signed up because Chris (Kollenkark) and Justin Houts wanted me to and it sounded fun,” Kollenkark said. “I hope to gain some hoops and a closer relationship with Justin and Chris. I?m more nervous than excited about it because I have no idea how to play basketball. I plan on just trying my hardest and having fun with it because that is all that really matters.”

In preparation for this event leadership arranged time for teams to practice together, March 24. In addition to honing in on their basketball skills, the additional time allowed for participants to gain an even closer bond with their team as well as connect with the other teams.

Nale believes this unique opportunity will allow students the time to express themselves over a common cause and participate in the basketball season. He hopes that students will not be afraid to be outgoing and try their hardest despite any lack of previous knowledge about the sport.

“March is time for basketball and I thought this opportunity would be interesting,” Nale said. “It?s just something fun to be involved in. It?s another opportunity to get involved in school activities and a lot of people like basketball so it?s a good way to do it. I hope people aren?t afraid to dress up funny and embarrass themselves a little.”

One of leadership?s goals in establishing this event was to create an opportunity for fellowship in both upper and underclassmen, and encourage them to mingle in a positive atmosphere. Leadership advisor Robert Foshee hopes this event inspires friendly competition and highlights the uniqueness of each individual.

“The purpose of Eagle Madness is to have a great time to enjoy athletics and get a team together,” Foshee said. “Not every team is going to win but some will dress up together or make a cool name for themselves. It’s just something fun to get together and compete but to have a good time doing it.”

Eagle Madness champions will be unveiled on March 28 and will receive a prize yet to be determined. The games are open to spectator viewing.

For more news, read the March 25 article, BRIEF: Cheer tryouts approach, March 29.

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Student leadership to host PCA, Feb. 15

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NOTS is the formal event put on by student leadership for FC students to enjoy. This occasion is not the typical school formal.

As February draws closer it is time for FC’s annual event, Night of the Stars (NOTS). NOTS will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15 at The Grand 1401 in downtown Fresno from 6-11 p.m. This year’s theme is “Winter Wonderland.”

NOTS is the formal event put on by student leadership for FC students to enjoy. This occasion is not the typical school formal. Instead of dancing, students gather to watch movies made by each class. At the end of the viewing an award show is held, resembling the Academy Awards, to honor the class films. Along with the movies and award show, dinner is also served to the students with other attractions such as a drink bar and photo section opportunity.

The morning of NOTS all FC parents are invited to come view all the class movies and make the final decision of which film will receive the Parent’s Choice Award. The freshman class representatives in student leadership are hosting the Parent Choice Awards (PCA).

Jarrod Markarian, ’17, is a part of the set up of PCA, and hopes to have a great turnout. He believes the parents will enjoy seeing their children be a part of the movies, and is excited for the actual event as well.

“I think it’ll be a great event for the parents to view their child?s work,” Markarian said. “I think the parents will be excited even if the movies are good or not so great, because it’s their child’s work. NOTS will be a night to remember and a great experience. It’ll be fun to laugh at your friends and laugh at yourself.”

The event will be held in the music suite starting at 9 a.m. to an estimated time of eleven, food will be provided along with drinks. Parents will watch all the class films and vote for which they think is best.

This writer can be reached via Twitter: @sbbelmont98, Email: [email protected].

For more news, read the Jan. 15 article, BRIEF: ‘Winter Wonderland’ announced as NOTS theme.

By |2014-01-17T00:00:00+00:00January 17th, 2014|Announcements, FC Events, Leadership, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

BRIEF: Band to compete at fair, CSUF (VIDEO)

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The FC band and color-guard will also be preforming on the opening day of The Big Fresno Fair in the second annual Big Band Review, sponsored by Toyota and the Educational Employees Credit Union.

Students encouraged to view upcoming performances

FC’s high school band is almost in full swing with their upcoming performance at the Fresno Fair and their viewing of the Sierra Cup Classic (SCC) at California State University, Fresno, Oct. 3.

The SCC is hosted by the Western Band Association in Fresno State’s Bulldog Stadium. General admission is $12 and senior and student admissions is $9; attendees might also have to pay $10 for parking.

Music Director Michael Ogdon is excited about competed against both small and larger schools.

“Typical programming has smaller schools performing their 8 minute halftime competition shows in the early afternoon,” Ogdon said. “These are followed by the schools of 1000 to 2000. The headliners, big schools of 3000 to 4000 with large marching, percussion and color guard units perform in the evening. A special feature at the Sierra Cup is a performance from the host, Fresno State University marching band, color-guard, and twirlers.”

The FC band and color-guard will also be preforming on the opening day of The Big Fresno Fair in the second annual Big Band Review, sponsored by Toyota and the Educational Employees Credit Union. The band and color-guard will march inside the horse track at 2:30 p.m. in the Brian I. Tatarian Grandstand and play in a drum line competition at 2:45 p.m.. The competition is free to watch with paid admission to the fair.

Lindsey Biehler, ’15, member of the FC marching band encourages people to attend the SCC to support the school.

“I think people should come to watch our parade because we are representing the school,” Biehler said. “Last year was fun because we had to dodge people while we marched. It was kinda entertaining to watch.”

Ticket cost for the Fresno Fair are $6 for kids, $10 for adults and $7 for seniors and Military personnel. Admittance for children under five years of age is free.

The band will next march at the 56th annual running of the Biola Raisin Day Parade in the city of Biola, Oct. 20. The parade is described as the biggest 2-block parade in the west. For more information on the band program, contact Michael Ogdon.

For more news, read the Oct. 2 article Book Buddies meeting scheduled, Oct. 8.

Follow The Feather via Twitter and Instagram: @thefeather and @thefeatheronline. This writer can be reached via Twitter: @ejLadd

By |2012-10-03T00:00:00+00:00October 3rd, 2012|FC Events, Leadership, News, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Early risers raise cash for Valley Children's Hospital

The Feather, leadership class team up for Kids Day

As cars whizzed by, students waved their newspapers in the air, eagerly trying to snag the attention of passers-by in order to sell special Kids Day papers. The campus leadership class sold newspapers to benefit Children’s Hospital Central California on March 16.

“Despite the early morning out students showed up an hour before our papers did,” Josh Tosland, student leadership advisor, said. “We sold all our papers in record time and made $150 extra in donations.”

The first annual Kids Day was held in March of 1988 and since then the Kids Day program has raised approximately $1.9 million dollars. The papers are sold for $1 in 21 towns and communities in Central California.

“Getting up that early was awful,” Barbara Krikorian, ’07, said. “After I had my coffee and sold a few papers it ended up being a great experience. We are up to raise cash for Valley Children’s Hospital.”

Money raised on Kids Day is used for projects including expanding the hospital’s emergency department. Student leadership volunteers began selling The Bee at 6 A.M. and sold out by 7:30 A.M., selling all 300 copies.

These special papers include a copy of The Fresno Bee and a special section, which features stories about Children’s Hospital patients from all over the Valley.

“Kids Day is a wonderful opportunity for the students to be involved in serving and helping the community,” Eunie McEntee, leadership advisor, said. “It’s also a lot of fun for us [advisors] to drop off juice and doughnuts to our early risers.”

Community volunteers sold 278,000 papers this year, surpassing last year’s sale of 244,000 papers.

For more information on Kids Day, go to www.fresnobee.com or visit Children’s Hospital Central California at www.valleychildrens.org. For those students who wish to volunteer at Children’s Hospital, call the human relations department at (559) 353-7061.

By |2004-03-19T00:00:00+00:00March 19th, 2004|Community Events, Leadership, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments