Blood drive for Emily Krieghoff

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Teacher Robert Foshee set up a blood drive for March 23 to support alumna Emily Krieghoff as she recovers from a car accident.

The blood drive last Friday was a success, over 30 pints of blood were given, March 23.

Parents, students and campus alumni all came out to support the blood drive that was held for Emily Krieghoff after she was released from the hospital.

For more photos, visit Sugar babies and Gold Crown.

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Intramural dodgeball

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Sophomore Jacob Bynum serves up in attack mode during Intramural dodgeball, March 20.

Sophomore Jacob Bynum winds up and prepares to go on the offensive, March 20.

FC leadership put on an Intramural dodgeball tournament during lunch for students to have a friendly competition between each other.

For more photos, visit Gold crown and Elementary track and field.

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Sugar Babies

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For years, Terry Richard’s junior high classes have learned how to care for young children and practice by using a 5-pound flour or sugar package and calling them their sugar babies.

Junior higher’s Emily Tally, left to right, Annabelle Messer and Seth Whigan pose with their Sugar Babies, March 23.

The junior high science class has to carry their Sugar Babies all week, March 23- 27. The “parents” will have to listen to the high school CPA officers, the CPA officers can write citations, they can be written up for murder, manslaughter, child abuse, child neglect, harassment and disturbing the peace. If the parent receives a citation, they will have to appear in baby court to decide their punishment.

For more photos, visit Elementary track and field and Gold crown.

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5th CSPA Gold crown

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Feather editors traveled to New York City in March and won a CSPA Digital Gold Crown at Columbia University.

The Feather was awarded a Digital Gold Crown at the 91st annual Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) journalism convention at Columbia University in NYC!

This is The Feather Online’s 3rd Gold Crown in a row and 5th CSPA Gold Crown since 2008. The Feather also has earned two Silver Crowns.

Here is the link to the winners. We competed for a Digital Crown and only one other California school won the same award. Other California schools won Gold in the hybrid category.

For more photos, visit Rock and Worship Road Show and Elementary track and field.

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Junior NOTS movie: Saturday Night Live

FeatherLogoAs each class prepares their NOTS movies for debut on March 28, the junior class of 2016 believes they have what it takes to receive the overall “Best Movie” award.

Though the juniors originally planned on recreating the movie, High School Musical,” due to a lack of class participation they decided to recreate the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. So far, the class has filmed many short skits that can be regularly seen on the Tonight Show, such as “Mean Tweets.”

By recreating scenes people already know and love the class hopes to get students excited over their production.

Gillian Rea, ’16, is the co-director of the junior NOTS movie. She believes that the Jimmy Fallon show was a good choice, because it didn’t require a large number of students to be on screen at once. Rea hopes this often watched TV-series will increase the productions popularity.

“When we decided to film a recreation of the Jimmy Fallon show I was really excited,” Rea said. “I love watching his show each week, and I hope the rest of the student body is able to relate to this film and understand where the jokes are coming from. I have had an excellent group of students who are committed to this production, and their help has been invaluable. We hope all the parents and students appreciate our movie and all the work that went into creating it.”

One of the head actors of the junior NOTS film is Tyler Breedlove, ’16. Tyler has played a major role in the production of the film since it first started. He has made the effort to attend every meeting and help in any way he can. Breedlove believes his acting and natural sense of humor help the storyline flow naturally.

“When we originally started filming for High School Musical, I was cast to play the main character,” Breedlove said. “As things started changing I told the directors I still wanted to be involved and help any way I could. I was able to play a main role in many of our skits and help write them as well. I can’t wait to see our movie on the big screen at NOTS.”

Whether or not the junior class wins the award for best picture, students involved thoroughly enjoyed their experience, and look forward to making another movie next year.

All the high school movies will be on display the morning of March 28 for parents and public view, and also to vote for the awards, from 9-11 a.m. in the Green Room. For more information, contact vbelmont@fresnochristian.com.

For another features article, read Former campus teacher reflects on time spent at FC

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BREAKING: Feather earns CSPA Gold Crown

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Feather editors celebrate in Times Square after earning a CSPA Digital Gold Crown, March 20.

As the conclusion of the Feather editorial staff’s trip to New York City, staffers attend the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) crowning award ceremony at Columbia University, March 20. This event, which takes place on mid-afternoon Friday, reveals whether students have received a Silver or Gold Crown for their efforts.

After anxiously waiting for their paper to be called, staffers finally got the news that they earned a CSPA Gold Crown, the highest award given by the CSPA. This is the third consecutive and fifth time overall that The Feather has taken home this award along with two Silvers since 2008.

The Feather is honored to be recognized by such a nationally acclaimed source. Staffers hope to continue the tradition of taking home a Gold Crown. Next semester, The Feather will be moving in a new, more modern direction with a new website layout. The Feather will also work to implement more texture and media through new outlets.

2,691 students attended the convention, representing 299 schools within 34 states. Some schools even represented neighboring nations, such as Mexico and Canada.

Editor-in-Chief, Chloe Mueller, ’16, reports an attitude of elation towards this win, and motivation for the future.

“Of course, before you actually get the award, you are worried that you may not receive it,” Mueller said. “So when I heard that we won a Gold Crown, I was ecstatic. This experience has really motivated me to push on and come back stronger next year.”

Senior John Dooman, Reviews Editor, shares the highlight of the New York trip along and winning the Gold Crown award.

“This is the third Gold Crown that The Feather has won since I first joined,” Dooman said. “The anticipation that was built up around winning this last crown was crazy. Most of us editors are seniors and this was our last chance to help The Feather achieve excellence and I think I speak for all the senior editors when I say that this was a great way to end our high school journalism careers.”

Videographer Timothy Nyberg, ’16, explains his reaction to winning the CSPA Digital Gold Crown and looks forward to working for the gold next year.

“I was thrilled when I found out that we had won the CSPA Gold Crown. Each staff member has put in so much work this year and we are happy to receive a pay off,” Nyberg said. “I’m looking forward to going above and beyond next year.”

While The Feather Online did not qualify for a National Scholastic Press Association Online Pacemaker for the second year in a row, the staff is excited to rebuild the website and be more forward thinking to include a more modern look and feel with an emphasis on media. Look for the changes by summer’s end.

Along with The Feather, the Foothill Dragon Press from Ventura, CA, was also awarded a Digital Gold Crown.

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

For more features, read the March 18 article, Alumna shares personal journey, life with professional athlete.

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FC hits NY: Day 5 (SLIDESHOW)

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Feather editors Ryan King, Chloe Mueller, Rees Roggenstein and Sara Peterson bask in the glow of a CSPA Digital Gold Crown while at Columbia University, March 20.

Since arriving in New York, the staff have awaited this moment with nausea. Hoping that they could once again grab the Columbia Scholastic Press Association Digital Gold Crown at the 91st annual convention and continue the winning streak. The team began the day with hope in their eyes.

Just like every other day, the team straggled into the lobby where the students met and then left to their various destination. Today their trip to Columbia University and find out their fate. Editors-in-Chiefs Sara Peterson and Chloe Mueller led a class early in the morning, while the rest of team like previous days attended the other various lectures by prominent figures within the journalistic society.

After the first class, the team decided to rest and work on the ever needy Feather. Students took this opportunity to rest in the lounges around the college. Finally the moment arrived, the editors filed into the auditorium where their fate rested.

Because of the over 2,600 students and 299 schools in attendance, the names of the winners were rattled off in an alphabetical order. The team waited with faces tense and eyes glued to the screen, their time came and went, the Feather had not been called, all the editors turned in shock and confusion.

However, God has a since of humor known only to himself. The association misplaced The Feather in the line-up, and ten minutes later were called to the front of the auditorium.

The team headed outside to find snow piling upon itself, increasing the joy of their seven-month accomplishment. The entirely new team had pulled it off; they won a Gold Crown, proving that anybody with a heart can make it to the top. After taking numerous photos out in the snow of this terrific event for the school and the program, the team headed back for some rest.

After making it back to the hotel, students split off and took a rest in preparation for a celebratory dinner, all fees paid for. Joyful and excited, the team rested and headed off to dinner. The last day touring New York was over and their time to leave had come. For a final time, students will once again rise early, but this time to head back home.

This writer can be reached via Twitter: @Josh_Carter.

For more news, read the March 19 article, FC hits NY: Day 4 (SLIDESHOW).

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Get to know: Trevor Beal

Basketball has been a strong passion for Trevor Beal, he began playing in fourth grade and joined the varsity team his freshman year. He has played every position over the years, but his favorite is shooting guard.

Jacobson: How long have you been attending Fresno Christian?

Beal: Since the fourth grade, I came to Fresno Christian from Clovis Christian and it was a big change. Fresno Christian, even though it is small, has many good aspects athletically and academically.

Jacobson: Do you play any sports other than basketball?

Beal: Even though basketball is my favorite sport by far, I also play golf. Golf is a very relaxing sport, but at the same time, very mentally challenging.

Jacobson: What is your favorite part about playing sports?

Beal: Winning games. My least favorite part is of course is losing games, losing is one of the biggest reasons I practice and put in extra work. Playing basketball and golfing have taught me to push myself so that I can win.

Jacobson: What is your favorite Bible verse?

Beal: Probably Jeremiah 29:11. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Jacobson: What is your most cherished school memory?

Beal: My favorite memory from Fresno Christian is from my freshman year when our basketball team won the Valley Championship, and continued on to the second round of the State Basketball Playoffs.

Jacobson: What are your goals this year?

Beal: My goals for the rest of this year are to excel in academics and on the golf course and know that I had a good high school experience.

Jacobson: Now that you are a senior, what challenges have you been facing?

Beal: Getting acquainted with the real world. People talk about how it?s not that much different, but it is. There?s a lot more that goes into just living when you?re older.

Jacobson: Who inspires and motivates you?

Beal: I motivate myself. My dad also gives a lot of inspiration and coaches me.

Jacobson: Where will you be attending next fall and what do you want to major in?

Beal: I will be attending Fresno State and i plan to major in finance. After graduating from Fresno State, I plan on attaining my law degree from University of San Francisco.

This writer can be reached via Twitter @katiejacobson44. Follow the Feather on Twitter @thefeather.

For more features, read the March 2 article, Where are they now? David Lee.

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Campus announcements: 2015-03-20

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The Feather daily publishes campus news. Be sure to return to this article every day for updated information.

WEEKLY CAMPUS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MARCH 16 – MARCH 20

By Katie Jacobson, writer

FEATHER IN NYC
Feather editors are currently in New York City for the Columbia Scholastic Press Association Conference. Keep checking back for articles, Tweets, and Instagram posts.

FC Hits NY: Day 1 (SLIDESHOW, VIDEO)

FC Hits NY: Day 2

FC Hits Ny: Day 3 (SLIDESHOW, VIDEO)

FC Hits NY: Day 4 (SLIDESHOW)

BLOOD DRIVE
Recently, one of our Alumni was in an horrific car accident. Emily Krieghoff was rushed to Community Hospital where if it wasn’t for the grace of God, the surgeons hands, and pints of blood she would not have survived. We are so grateful to the Lord that she is recovering and getting stronger each day. At Fresno Christian we would like to support Emily as well as give back to the Central California Blood Center for their help in saving Emily.
On March 20th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., there will be a blood drive on Fresno Christian’s campus in honor of Emily. While there, people can sign prayers and well wishes to Emily and take an opportunity to save lives with your donations. You can drop in during the above times or email rfoshee@fresnochristian.com to make an appointment.

Check out Skyler Lee’s article, Blood Drive honors FC alumna currently in recovery (VIDEO)

SAT/ACT HELP
The College Planning and Tutorial Center (located at Palm and Herndon) will be hosting a College Open House on March 25 at 6 p.m. Entry is free.

NIGHT OF THE STARS, MARCH 28
This year Night of the Stars will be held at Wolf Lakes on March 28 from 5-11 p.m. Tickets are $60. Tickets may be purchased in the HS office or during lunch in the quad. Pictures will begin at 5:30 p.m., order forms are available in the HS office.

CREATIVE WRITING CLUB
If you enjoy writing, the Creative Writing Club meets in room 603 every Monday during lunch. This club is available to JH and HS.

SPORT EVENTS DRESSCODE
All school students must be in dress code at all school sports events, both on campus and at away games. Students who are out of dress code will be asked to change clothes and may be required to leave the event if they are unable to comply.

PHOTOJOURNALISM
If anyone is interested in photography and has a free 3rd period, please talk to Kori Friesen about joining Photojournalism. She can be contacted at kfriesen@fresnochristan.com.

LUNCH MENU
Lunches may now be selected online. Go to the Fresno Christian website, select Campus News, and scroll down until the lunch menu is visible. Under the menu the option “Submit your lunch request” will appear. You may then select what you want for lunch!

No bills over $20 are accepted.

Monday – No lunch scheduled
Tuesday – No lunch scheduled
Wednesday – HS Leadership; Pacifica Pizza, CHEESY BREADSTICKS, drink $5
Thursday – JH Leadership; Taco Bell, tacos, dessert and drink $6
Friday – HS Leadership; Pacifica Pizza, Personal pepperoni pizza, drink $5

Monthly lunch calendar

Click to submit lunch requests.

STUFF MART
Stuff Mart, the student store, is open every day during the 10 minute break. It is located at the south end of the top floor in building six. Snacks and some school supplies are available for a nominal cost.

FOLLOW THE FEATHER ON TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, AND FACEBOOK
The Feather Online continues to tweet each school day up-to-date news and happenings. All students, parents and community supporters need to do is sign up for an account and follow @thefeather on Twitter on Instagram and on Facebook

To follow on Twitter:

The Feather (www.thefeather.com) – @theFeather
Fresno Christian School – @FresnoChristian
Fresno Christian Sports – @FCEaglesSports
Fresno Christian Music Department – @FCSMusicdept
Fresno Christian Athletic Department – @FCSportsAD
Fresno Christian PE – @FCEaglesPE

THIS WEEK IN SPORTS
FC Athletics Golf Tournament Fundraiser April 27. Net proceeds from the tournament will go directly to the FCS Athletic Department and FCS Athletics Booster Club. For sponsorship or donation opportunities, please call (559) 575-1769 or email jpenberthy@fresnochristian.com.

Monday — JH boys baseball in 1st round of playoffs @ Ahwahnee MS 2:45 p.m.
HS softball @ Mendota HS 3:45 p.m.

Tuesday — HS baseball @ Mendota HS 3:45 p.m.
HS boys tennis vs Riverdale 4 p.m. on FC courts.

Wednesday — Possible JH baseball playoff game. Location & time TBD

Thursday — HS softball vs Orange Cove HS 3:30 p.m. on North Field.
HS boys tennis @ Firebaugh HS 4 p.m.

Friday — HS golf in CVC tournament @ River Island GC 10 a.m.

Saturday — HS baseball @ Coast Union HS (Double Header) 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
HS boys tennis @ Coast Union HS 11 a.m.
HS track in Rafer Johnson Invitational meet @ Kingsburg HS 10 a.m.

March–
March 16-21 — Feather in NYC and Columbia Scholastic Press Association Conference
March 18-20 — JH Sugar Babies

March 23-27 — SAT 10 Testing
March 24 — Brother to Brother Off Campus Lunch
March 27 — ACT late registration deadline for April 18 test
Cal Poly Festival for 5th-12th grade choirs
March 28 — Night Of the Stars (NOTS)

March 30 — Easter Break begins

April–
April 7 — Return from Easter Break
Jostens Grad Delivery
April 9 — JH/HS Spring Sport Pictures

April 13 — AP US History Study Session
April 14 — Brother to Brother and Sister to Sister Training
April 18 — ACT Test

April 21 — Brother to Brother Off Campus Lunch
April 21-23 — Musical: Music Man
April 24 — Music Man Cast Party

April 28 — Sister to Sister Off Campus Lunch
April 30 — 7th Grade Science Trip

May–
May 1 — 7th Grade Science Trip

May 4 — AP US History Study Session
Spring Concert (7th-12th grade)
May 5 — Cinco De Mayo Celebration
AP Calculus AB Test
Brother to Brother and Sister to Sister Luncheon
EL Fine Arts Open House
May 7 — Yearend Convocation/Day of Prayer
May 8 — AP US History Test

May 11 — Spring Sports Awards Banquet
May 13 — AP English Lang. and Comp.
AP Statistics
May 14-16 — Senior Trip
May 15 — EL Drama The Girl With the Golden Locks, 7-8 p.m.

May 18 — BMX Show
May 19 — Kindergarten Promotion
7th grade- John’s Incredible Pizza
8th grade — Promotion Rehearsal, 1:15 p.m.
8th grade — Promotion, 7 p.m.

May 20 — HS Grad Rehearsal, 8:45 a.m.
Senior Awards Assembly, 10 a.m.
Awards Assembly for grades 1-4 p.m.

May 21 — Half Day
JH Awards Assembly, 8 a.m.
HS Yearbook Signing, 10 a.m.
Awards Assembly for grades 5-6, 10:30 a.m.
HS Graduation, 7 p.m.

May 22 — Last Day of School!
Half Day
HS Worship and Awards Assembly (grades 9-11), 8 p.m.
JH Worship and Awards Assembly, 8 a.m.

Follow The Feather via Twitter @thefeather, Instagram @thefeatheronline and Facebook @thefeatheronline.

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Elementary track and field

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Athletic director Mick Fuller is directing a group of elementary track and field athletes.

The junior high and elementary track and field season is here; Co. Director of Athletics, Mick Fuller is the coach for this year’s team. Their next meet is at Sunnyside HS, 1:30 p.m. on March 27. For more photos, visit Rock and Worship Road Show and Going to the beach.

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Rock and Worship Road Show

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The Rock and Worship Road Show is an annual event as will be at the Save Mart Center, March 20. Tickets are $10 and are available online or at the box office.

The Rock and Worship Roadshow 2015 is coming to the Save Mart Center start; doors open am 6 p.m., March 20.

The show features MercyMe, Crowder, Matt Maher, Jamie Grace, Tedashii, Group 1 Crew, guest speaker Shaun Groves, and introducing I Am They and Jon Guerra. Make plans to come out to Christian music’s most entertaining tour with the whole family.

For more photos, visit Game Day and Going to the beach.

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Going to the beach

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Be sure to keep up with sophomore Julian Castro and the tennis boys via Twitter and Instagram as they are going to the beach and competing at Coast Union, March 21.

Julian Castro, ’17, rallies with his opponent during the California Tennis Classic.

The tennis and baseball team are headed to Cambria to play Coast Union, March 21. The baseball team has a doubleheader and the tennis team has a match. They will leave at 6:30 a.m. in the FC parking lot.

For more photos, visit Game Day and Feather on the east coast.

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Campus announcements: 2015-03-19

WEEKLY CAMPUS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MARCH 16 – MARCH 20

By Katie Jacobson, writer

FEATHER IN NYC
Feather editors are currently in New York City for the Columbia Scholastic Press Association Conference. Keep checking back for articles, Tweets, and Instagram posts.

FC hits NY: Day 1 (SLIDESHOW, VIDEO)

FC Hits NY: Day 2

FC Hits Ny: Day 3 (SLIDESHOW, VIDEO)

BLOOD DRIVE
Recently, one of our Alumni was in an horrific car accident. Emily Krieghoffwas rushed to Community Hospital where if it wasn’t for the grace of God, the surgeons hands, and pints of blood she would not have survived. We are so grateful to the Lord that she is recovering and getting stronger each day. At Fresno Christian we would like to support Emily as well as give back to the Central California Blood Center for their help in saving Emily.
On March 20th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., there will be a blood drive on Fresno Christian?s campus in honor of Emily. While there, people can sign prayers and well wishes to Emily and take an opportunity to save lives with your donations. You can drop in during the above times or email rfoshee@fresnochristian.com to make an appointment.

Check out Skyler Lee’s article, Blood Drive honors FC alumna currently in recovery (VIDEO)

SAT/ACT HELP
The College Planning and Tutorial Center (located at Palm and Herndon) will be hosting a College Open House on March 25 at 6 p.m. Entry is free.

NIGHT OF THE STARS, MARCH 28
This year Night of the Stars will be held at Wolf Lakes on March 28 from 5-11 p.m. Tickets are $60. Tickets may be purchased in the HS office or during lunch in the quad. Pictures will begin at 5:30 p.m., order forms are available in the HS office.

CREATIVE WRITING CLUB
If you enjoy writing, the Creative Writing Club meets in room 603 every Monday during lunch. This club is available to JH and HS.

SPORT EVENTS DRESSCODE
All school students must be in dress code at all school sports events, both on campus and at away games. Students who are out of dress code will be asked to change clothes and may be required to leave the event if they are unable to comply.

PHOTOJOURNALISM
If anyone is interested in photography and has a free 3rd period, please talk to Kori Friesen about joining Photojournalism. She can be contacted at kfriesen@fresnochristan.com.

LUNCH MENU
Lunches may now be selected online. Go to the Fresno Christian website, select Campus News, and scroll down until the lunch menu is visible. Under the menu the option “Submit your lunch request” will appear. You may then select what you want for lunch!

No bills over $20 are accepted.

Monday – No lunch scheduled
Tuesday – No lunch scheduled
Wednesday – HS Leadership; Pacifica Pizza, CHEESY BREADSTICKS, drink $5
Thursday – JH Leadership; Taco Bell, tacos, dessert and drink $6
Friday – HS Leadership; Pacifica Pizza, Personal pepperoni pizza, drink $5

Monthly lunch calendar

Click to submit lunch requests.

STUFF MART
Stuff Mart, the student store, is open every day during the 10 minute break. It is located at the south end of the top floor in building six. Snacks and some school supplies are available for a nominal cost.

FOLLOW THE FEATHER ON TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, AND FACEBOOK
The Feather Online continues to tweet each school day up-to-date news and happenings. All students, parents and community supporters need to do is sign up for an account and follow @thefeather on Twitter on Instagram and on Facebook

To follow on Twitter:

The Feather (www.thefeather.com) – @theFeather
Fresno Christian School – @FresnoChristian
Fresno Christian Sports – @FCEaglesSports
Fresno Christian Music Department – @FCSMusicdept
Fresno Christian Athletic Department – @FCSportsAD
Fresno Christian PE – @FCEaglesPE

THIS WEEK IN SPORTS
FC Athletics Golf Tournament Fundraiser April 27. Net proceeds from the tournament will go directly to the FCS Athletic Department and FCS Athletics Booster Club. For sponsorship or donation opportunities, please call (559) 575-1769 or email jpenberthy@fresnochristian.com.

Monday — JH boys baseball in 1st round of playoffs @ Ahwahnee MS 2:45 p.m.
HS softball @ Mendota HS 3:45 p.m.

Tuesday — HS baseball @ Mendota HS 3:45 p.m.
HS boys tennis vs Riverdale 4 p.m. on FC courts.

Wednesday — Possible JH baseball playoff game. Location & time TBD

Thursday — HS softball vs Orange Cove HS 3:30 p.m. on North Field.
HS boys tennis @ Firebaugh HS 4 p.m.

Friday — HS golf in CVC tournament @ River Island GC 10 a.m.

Saturday — HS baseball @ Coast Union HS (Double Header) 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
HS boys tennis @ Coast Union HS 11 a.m.
HS track in Rafer Johnson Invitational meet @ Kingsburg HS 10 a.m.

March–
March 16-21 — Feather in NYC and Columbia Scholastic Press Association Conference
March 18-20 — JH Sugar Babies

March 23-27 — SAT 10 Testing
March 24 — Brother to Brother Off Campus Lunch
March 27 — ACT late registration deadline for April 18 test
Cal Poly Festival for 5th-12th grade choirs
March 28 — Night Of the Stars (NOTS)

March 30 — Easter Break begins

April–
April 7 — Return from Easter Break
Jostens Grad Delivery
April 9 — JH/HS Spring Sport Pictures

April 13 — AP US History Study Session
April 14 — Brother to Brother and Sister to Sister Training
April 18 — ACT Test

April 21 — Brother to Brother Off Campus Lunch
April 21-23 — Musical: Music Man
April 24 — Music Man Cast Party

April 28 — Sister to Sister Off Campus Lunch
April 30 — 7th Grade Science Trip

May–
May 1 — 7th Grade Science Trip

May 4 — AP US History Study Session
Spring Concert (7th-12th grade)
May 5 — Cinco De Mayo Celebration
AP Calculus AB Test
Brother to Brother and Sister to Sister Luncheon
EL Fine Arts Open House
May 7 — Yearend Convocation/Day of Prayer
May 8 — AP US History Test

May 11 — Spring Sports Awards Banquet
May 13 — AP English Lang. and Comp.
AP Statistics
May 14-16 — Senior Trip
May 15 — EL Drama The Girl With the Golden Locks, 7-8 p.m.

May 18 — BMX Show
May 19 — Kindergarten Promotion
7th grade- John’s Incredible Pizza
8th grade — Promotion Rehearsal, 1:15 p.m.
8th grade — Promotion, 7 p.m.

May 20 — HS Grad Rehearsal, 8:45 a.m.
Senior Awards Assembly, 10 a.m.
Awards Assembly for grades 1-4 p.m.

May 21 — Half Day
JH Awards Assembly, 8 a.m.
HS Yearbook Signing, 10 a.m.
Awards Assembly for grades 5-6, 10:30 a.m.
HS Graduation, 7 p.m.

May 22 — Last Day of School!
Half Day
HS Worship and Awards Assembly (grades 9-11), 8 p.m.
JH Worship and Awards Assembly, 8 a.m.

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Softball game day

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Both softball and tennis are in action against Firebaugh this week. Come watch Gabriela Siqueiros, ’15, and the Lady Eagles play against Firebaugh, March 19.

It’s game day FC! Gabriela Siqueiros, ’15, and the Lady Eagles are gearing up to play this week against Firebaugh.

Softball has a home game at 3:30 p.m. Tennis also has a match in Firebaugh a 3:30 p.m. Go support your Eagles, March 19.

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Feather on the east coast

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Feather editors gather in Times Square just before leaving to teach sessions at the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s 91st convention, March 19.

The Feather staff poses in New York City at Times Square, before they head off to Columbia University, March 19.

In the first session of classes, Editors-in-Chief Sara Peterson and Chloe Mueller taught their own class: ‘Thriving in Cyberspace’. During the second session, Callista Fries, Media Specialist, taught another group about the ins-and-outs of podcasting. Feather editors are speaking at the 91st annual Columbia Scholastic Press Association‘s (CSPA) convention.

Stay tuned for more articles and photos as The Feather on the east coast continues.

For more photos, visit Feeling forgiveness and Econ Fair.

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Feeling forgiveness

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Forgiveness is on the mind of P.E. teacher and coach, Jonathan Penberthy, as he shares his testimony in chapel, March 19.

P.E. teacher and coach, Jonathan Penberthy shares his testimony in chapel; and its significance to Jonah chapter 1, March 19. In Jonah chapter 1 God sends a big fish to swallow Jonah and he was in the belly for three days and three nights. During this time Jonah repents, he is forgiven and is spit out of the fish to then follow as God had asked him to do. Penberthy shares forgiveness with students that no matter how bad you mess up when God or someone else is there to forgive you they are the people who care for you the most and love you. For more photos, visit Hotel Edison and Unified Team.

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Parking lot safety

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All students are responsible for reading the online student handbook parking lot safety and Principal Amy Deffenbacher recently sent home an email memo.

Did you know that everyday over 500 cars come through our campus? Principal, Amy Deffenbacher has recently sent an email home explaining her concerns about parking lot safety. Please make sure you are abiding by the traffic patterns on campus and driving in a cautious and courteous manner. For more photos, visit Hotel Edison and Unified Team.

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FC hits NY: Day 4 (SLIDESHOW)

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With two days of touring behind them, Feather editors and adviser Greg Stobbe pose in from of the Freedom Tower in NYC before they visit the 9-11 Memorial Museum, March 19.

With two full days in New York under their belts, the editors prepared themselves for their third full day in the city. One more day and the team will spend the rest of the week at Columbia University for the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s 91st convention.

Warm clothes were strongly suggested and the group departed from the hotel at 9:30 a.m to take the subway as FC hits NY and visit the 9/11 Memorial.

The 9-11 Memorial has been in the stages of construction since 2007 and is still being added to. The highlight of the site was the museum dedicated to honoring those who lost their lives and their loved ones.

After the memorial, the editors made their way down Wall Street and popped in to the Trinity Church. Following the cathedral the group made their way to Battery Park where they watched street dancers perform and viewed the Statue of Liberty from afar.

From there, the girls made their way back to Times Square to shop freely and the boys took a trip to Grand Central Station before returning back to Times Square to shop.

The group met up at 7:45 p.m. to make their way to the 8 p.m. Broadway showing of An American in Paris and ate a late dinner at TGI Fridays.

First timer in New York City, Trevor Beal, shares his impressions of the city along with his favorite aspects of the trip.

“This is my first time ever being in NYC,” Beal said, “I have been to other big cities before but none compare to NYC, Grand Central Station and Wall Street have been my favorite parts of the trip so far, along with the Phantom of the Opera play and 911 Memorial Museum.”

Chloe Mueller, Editor-in-Chief, says she will enjoy giving a session at the 91st CSPA Journalism Convention at Columbia University.

“This year gave me a new look on the trip because we are teaching sessions at Columbia University,” Mueller said. “But the sightseeing is still fun. I loved the 9/11 Memorial.”

This writer can be reached via Twitter: @gaby_siqueros.

For more news, read the March 18 article, FC hits NY: Day 2 (SLIDESHOW, VIDEO).

COMMENTARY: Journalism helps improve writing skills

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The Feather gathered for their annual staff photo in October 2014 on the Peoples Church campus lawn.

This is my first year taking journalism and it has majorly affected my writing skills. Though it is not a walk in the park, it can be fun and also very helpful. I have to be committed and responsible to be in publications.

A journalist involves working outside of your comfort zone, which presents opportunities to gain self-confidence and self-esteem.

The Feather adviser, Greg Stobbe, has taught me many things about how to write and how not to write. The tools that journalism offers can be used in everyday life, not just in publications. You can also take photojournalism which focuses on take pictures and videos of events that are happening.

I was a little hesitant about joining this class but with Stobbe always telling me to join, and a friend?s persuasion, I joined. I had thought about how these writing skills can benefit me in the future, especially in college. It took me three weeks to write my first article. Day by day I try to increase the efficiency and speed of writing my articles.

The writing skills you acquire from this class sticks to you. It will help you when you write essays for your english class or in future articles you will write. Journalism is one of the few subjects that can fully train students for skills that are essential to the job field. It can also bring attention to some colleges and they may reach out to you.

I have experienced the positive and negative sides of journalism. Though this is my first year taking journalism; it gave me the opportunity to meet new people. While I did not start as the best writer, and I still am not the best, journalism is helping me get better. — Sophomore Natalie Torres

Many consider journalism an easy A elective when in reality it is one of the the harder classes you can take. Students need to write two to three new articles each month or their grades will drop significantly.

Stobbe has high expectations for the articles that go up on The Feather. The more you write, the more you learn. He can be funny and mess around sometimes but he can also be very serious and focused at other times. One of the first things he shows you is what not to do.

I have learned I should always introduce the person before the quote and do not use contractions and now know the importance of show don’t tell. I’m still working on not using helping verbs.

Throughout the year I have been improving in my writing skills an am contemplating signing up for publications class again next year. But I do know that journalism helps improves writing skills.

I have experienced the positive and negative sides of journalism. Though this is my first year taking journalism; it gave me the opportunity to meet new people. While I did not start as the best writer, and I still am not the best, journalism is helping me get better.

This writer can be reached via Twitter: @nataliatorres1.

For more opinions, read the March 5 article, Community reflects on life of Molly Griffin.

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Campus announcements: 2015-03-18

WEEKLY CAMPUS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MARCH 16 – MARCH 20

By Katie Jacobson, writer

FEATHER IN NYC
Feather editors are currently in New York City for the Columbia Scholastic Press Association Conference. Keep checking back for articles, Tweets, and Instagram posts.

FC hits NY: Day 1 (SLIDESHOW, VIDEO)

FC hits NY: Day 2 (SLIDESHOW, VIDEO)

BLOOD DRIVE
Recently, one of our Alumni was in an horrific car accident. Emily Krieghoffwas rushed to Community Hospital where if it wasn’t for the grace of God, the surgeons hands, and pints of blood she would not have survived. We are so grateful to the Lord that she is recovering and getting stronger each day. At Fresno Christian we would like to support Emily as well as give back to the Central California Blood Center for their help in saving Emily.
On March 20th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., there will be a blood drive on Fresno Christian?s campus in honor of Emily. While there, people can sign prayers and well wishes to Emily and take an opportunity to save lives with your donations. You can drop in during the above times or email rfoshee@fresnochristian.com to make an appointment.

Check out Skyler Lee’s article, Blood Drive honors FC alumna currently in recovery (VIDEO)

SAT/ACT HELP
The College Planning and Tutorial Center (located at Palm and Herndon) will be hosting a College Open House on March 25 at 6 p.m. Entry is free.

NIGHT OF THE STARS, MARCH 28
This year Night of the Stars will be held at Wolf Lakes on March 28 from 5-11 p.m. Tickets are $60. Tickets may be purchased in the HS office or during lunch in the quad. Pictures will begin at 5:30 p.m., order forms are available in the HS office.

CREATIVE WRITING CLUB
If you enjoy writing, the Creative Writing Club meets in room 603 every Monday during lunch. This club is available to JH and HS.

SPORT EVENTS DRESSCODE
All school students must be in dress code at all school sports events, both on campus and at away games. Students who are out of dress code will be asked to change clothes and may be required to leave the event if they are unable to comply.

PHOTOJOURNALISM
If anyone is interested in photography and has a free 3rd period, please talk to Kori Friesen about joining Photojournalism. She can be contacted at kfriesen@fresnochristan.com.

LUNCH MENU
Lunches may now be selected online. Go to the Fresno Christian website, select Campus News, and scroll down until the lunch menu is visible. Under the menu the option “Submit your lunch request” will appear. You may then select what you want for lunch!

No bills over $20 are accepted.

Monday – No lunch scheduled
Tuesday – No lunch scheduled
Wednesday – HS Leadership; Pacifica Pizza, CHEESY BREADSTICKS, drink $5
Thursday – JH Leadership; Taco Bell, tacos, dessert and drink $6
Friday – HS Leadership; Pacifica Pizza, Personal pepperoni pizza, drink $5

Monthly lunch calendar

Click to submit lunch requests.

STUFF MART
Stuff Mart, the student store, is open every day during the 10 minute break. It is located at the south end of the top floor in building six. Snacks and some school supplies are available for a nominal cost.

FOLLOW THE FEATHER ON TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, AND FACEBOOK
The Feather Online continues to tweet each school day up-to-date news and happenings. All students, parents and community supporters need to do is sign up for an account and follow @thefeather on Twitter on Instagram and on Facebook

To follow on Twitter:

The Feather (www.thefeather.com) – @theFeather
Fresno Christian School – @FresnoChristian
Fresno Christian Sports – @FCEaglesSports
Fresno Christian Music Department – @FCSMusicdept
Fresno Christian Athletic Department – @FCSportsAD
Fresno Christian PE – @FCEaglesPE

THIS WEEK IN SPORTS
FC Athletics Golf Tournament Fundraiser April 27. Net proceeds from the tournament will go directly to the FCS Athletic Department and FCS Athletics Booster Club. For sponsorship or donation opportunities, please call (559) 575-1769 or email jpenberthy@fresnochristian.com.

Monday — JH boys baseball in 1st round of playoffs @ Ahwahnee MS 2:45 p.m.
HS softball @ Mendota HS 3:45 p.m.

Tuesday — HS baseball @ Mendota HS 3:45 p.m.
HS boys tennis vs Riverdale 4 p.m. on FC courts.

Wednesday — Possible JH baseball playoff game. Location & time TBD

Thursday — HS softball vs Orange Cove HS 3:30 p.m. on North Field.
HS boys tennis @ Firebaugh HS 4 p.m.

Friday — HS golf in CVC tournament @ River Island GC 10 a.m.

Saturday — HS baseball @ Coast Union HS (Double Header) 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
HS boys tennis @ Coast Union HS 11 a.m.
HS track in Rafer Johnson Invitational meet @ Kingsburg HS 10 a.m.

March–
March 16-21 — Feather in NYC and Columbia Scholastic Press Association Conference
March 18 — Econ Fair
March 18-20 — JH Sugar Babies

March 23-27 — SAT 10 Testing
March 24 — Brother to Brother Off Campus Lunch
March 27 — ACT late registration deadline for April 18 test
Cal Poly Festival for 5th-12th grade choirs
March 28 — Night Of the Stars (NOTS)

March 30 — Easter Break begins

April–
April 7 — Return from Easter Break
Jostens Grad Delivery
April 9 — JH/HS Spring Sport Pictures

April 13 — AP US History Study Session
April 14 — Brother to Brother and Sister to Sister Training
April 18 — ACT Test

April 21 — Brother to Brother Off Campus Lunch
April 21-23 — Musical: Music Man
April 24 — Music Man Cast Party

April 28 — Sister to Sister Off Campus Lunch
April 30 — 7th Grade Science Trip

May–
May 1 — 7th Grade Science Trip

May 4 — AP US History Study Session
Spring Concert (7th-12th grade)
May 5 — Cinco De Mayo Celebration
AP Calculus AB Test
Brother to Brother and Sister to Sister Luncheon
EL Fine Arts Open House
May 7 — Yearend Convocation/Day of Prayer
May 8 — AP US History Test

May 11 — Spring Sports Awards Banquet
May 13 — AP English Lang. and Comp.
AP Statistics
May 14-16 — Senior Trip
May 15 — EL Drama The Girl With the Golden Locks, 7-8 p.m.

May 18 — BMX Show
May 19 — Kindergarten Promotion
7th grade- John’s Incredible Pizza
8th grade — Promotion Rehearsal, 1:15 p.m.
8th grade — Promotion, 7 p.m.

May 20 — HS Grad Rehearsal, 8:45 a.m.
Senior Awards Assembly, 10 a.m.
Awards Assembly for grades 1-4 p.m.

May 21 — Half Day
JH Awards Assembly, 8 a.m.
HS Yearbook Signing, 10 a.m.
Awards Assembly for grades 5-6, 10:30 a.m.
HS Graduation, 7 p.m.

May 22 — Last Day of School!
Half Day
HS Worship and Awards Assembly (grades 9-11), 8 p.m.
JH Worship and Awards Assembly, 8 a.m.

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Econ Fair

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During lunch, students sold and bought cookies at the Econ Fair, March 18.

During lunch, students sold and bought cookies at the Econ Fair, March 18.

Students who are in the Economy class, came up with creative ideas to sell at the Econ Fair.

At lunch, junior high and high school students went to the gym and looked through the Econ students’ booths. If something caught their eye, they were able to purchase the item. The money went go to the group who made the product.

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Hotel Edison

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The Feather staff poses in their hotel lobby after the production King and I Tuesday at midnight, March 17.

The Feather staff poses in their hotel lobby after the production King and I Tuesday at midnight. After that the staff went to Applebees and then went back to the hotel to work on articles and presentations for the next day at Columbia University, March 17.

The staff is staying in the historic Hotel Edison on Times Square located in the heart of Manhattan.

For more photos, visit Econ fair today and Worship time.

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Unified tennis team

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FC tennis team celebrate their victory against Riverdale, March 17.

FC boys varsity tennis team won their match against Riverdale, 9-0, March 17. The Eagles prove to be a unified tennis team; being 4-0 overall. Their next match is in Firebaugh at 3:30 p.m., March 19. For more photos, visit Hotel Edison and Econ fair today. Follow The Feather via Twitter @thefeather,  Instagram @thefeatheronline and Facebook @thefeatheronline.

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Econ fair today

IMG_0065Dawson Triplitt | The Feather Online Archive

Economics classes test and sample their fellow classmates’ products for the upcoming Econ Fair, March 18.

The economics class has been working on creating their own mini business to show off at the Econ Fair in the FC gym, March 18. The whole point of the Econ Fair is to teach students about budgeting, promoting a new idea and following through on their plan. For more photos, visit Worship time and Dodgeball Tourney. Follow The Feather via Twitter @thefeather,  Instagram @thefeatheronline and Facebook @thefeatheronline.

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NOTS filming

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Sophomore Roy Brown works with fellow classmate Matthew Tanaka as they edit their upcoming NOTS movie, March 28.

The sophomore class works on their interpretation of the movie Kicking and Screaming for NOTS. The different class movies will be shown at Night of the Stars, March 28. Tickets are still available for purchase in the office for $60. For more photos, visit Hotel Edison and Econ fair today. Follow The Feather via Twitter @thefeather, Instagram @thefeatheronline and Facebook @thefeatheronline.

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FC Underground 2014-’15, No. 35 (VIDEO)

This is the 35th episode of “FC Underground, 2014-15,” covering the day of March 18, 2015. Senior Callista Fries is a third-year host and broadcasts the video news alone normally. FC Underground is a weekly segment hosted by Fries, the feather staff is in NY for the week and Trevor Beal will be filming and editing the video every day.

“FC Underground” first ran in the fall of 1997 and continued until the spring of 2001. In the fall of 2009, editor-in-chief Suzanna Quiring , ’10, resumed the series, which was then produced by Paige Powell, ’10. After Quiring and Powell graduated, Brooke Stobbe and David Casuga took up the job until the end the 2011-’12 school year. Now, Fries and usually junior Tim Nyberg continue the segments.

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Baseball sport shorts: Mendota

Kings-christian-BaseballMichael Fu, photographer

Coming off wins against Kings Christian and Mendota, FC will next take on Coast Union, March 21.

Boys Baseball Sport Shorts, 2015

For a preview to the Eagles baseball season and look at their scores so far, check out the score on Maxpreps, 2014-2015, for dates, times, and other winter sports.

Also check out the schedule for this year baseball season on Fresno Christian athletic website. The overall score for FC is currently 7-1. The first league game will be played on April 7.

FC pulls through to take the win, March 17

Coming off a victory against Kings Christian the Friday before, the Eagles of Fresno Christian looked to continue their hot streak and extend their winning streak. Sophomore Jorge Castro was set to take the ball for the Eagles and try to stop the Aztec offense.

The Eagles came out and fired early, scoring five runs in the top of the first and sent a message to the Aztec’s defense. Mendota came back with a force of their own, getting runners on early in the bottom of the inning and driving in three runs of their own.

After the first, both teams began to settle into their grove and slow down the offense. FC was able to score one more in the second before Mendota went to their bullpen and began to quiet the Eagles bats. Meanwhile, Castro was able to keep Mendota at check for the rest of the game, with the defense solid behind him.

Late in the game, the Eagles tacked on one more in the sixth, and another in the top of the seventh to stretch the lead to 5. Castro stayed in for the final inning to try to secure the win and a complete game. With only one out, the Aztecs were able to get a runner on second and put some pressure on the Eagle D. However, a great play in the outfield by Junior Tyler Breedlove led to a double play and secured the win for FC.

Junior Bailey Brogan said the game went well, and their execution showed the team they can compete with anyone.

“The game went well,” Brogan said, “We executed as a team and made the plays we needed to. Our hitting came through and once our defense settled down we were playing our best. The game showed we can play with the best in our division, and we can get hits off even the best pitchers teams have to offer. I look forward to many more games like this one.”

The Eagles are now 7-1 and play their next game Saturday, March 21 as the team takes a road trip to Cambria to play a double header against Coast Union.

For more sports, read the article Baseball sport shorts: Kings Christian.

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Emily Krieghoff blood drive, March 20

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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After alumna Emily Krieghoff, ’09, was injured in an auto accident, student leadership is organizing a blood drive, March 20.

Night of the Stars (NOTS) is in two weeks, March 28, tickets are still on sale and will be sold up to the day of the event. Get your NOTS tickets soon to get a good table seat while you can!

Moving onto the next event put on by student leadership: Sadies. The event will be held on April 25 and the location is yet to be announced. The annual event is only three weeks after NOTS, so it is recommended that girls begin asking their dates out soon.

Student leadership has began talking about Sadies in class and is working on making event decisions. Although making big decisions for the event can be a stressful task, the students continue to keep the wants and needs of the entire student body in mind.

In planning activities, the goal of leadership is to include everyone in the school and consider everyone’s opinion. Even though not everyone will like the class decision, leadership still puts a lot of extra time and effort into the considerations of others.

On Friday, March 20, The California Blood Bank will be coming to FC from 1p.m. to 5 p.m. to get blood donations for Emily Krieghoff, ’09, a former FC student who was critically hurt in a car accident. Come out and show your support for the Emily Krieghoff blood drive, March 20.

Students who are 16 years of age must have parents’ permission to donate blood. However, students older than 16 years are able to come donate without parental permission. All students, regardless of age, must sign a waiver.

At the end of May, student leadership will be having ASB elections. Any student in the student body is able to run for an ASB position. It is not a requirement that students are members of leadership the year before running. Start thinking about running and your own personal goals for the school.

Look at future leadership articles to see what the ASB positions will do and require.

This writer can be reached via Twitter: @sbbelmont98, Email: sbbelmont@gmail.com.

For more news, read the March 17 article, FC hits NY: Day 2.

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Alumna Heather Carr: life with professional athlete

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Campus alumna Heather (Neal, ’08) Carr) updates her story since graduating, including marriage to Derek Carr and new baby, Dallas. Carr updates her years since grad, wife of NFL quarterback

Carr updates her years since grad, wife of NFL quarterback

Many FC alumni move on to bigger and better things, taking what they have learned from their years in high school and applying them to life in the real world. Very seldom do we discover that some of those alumni end up being in the spotlight. Former FC alumna Heather Carr graduated with the class of 2008, and went on to marry current NFL Oakland Raiders quarterback and former Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr.

During high school, Heather (Neal, ’08) Carr discovered her passion for cheerleading, hoping to pursue it in college. However at the time she attended Fresno State, the cheerleading program did not exist due to the absence of a cheer coach.

“Originally, I thought I would go to Azusa, they had a really good cheer squad, but then I think the whole dynamic of staying close to home really drew me in, and I wasn’t ready to leave, and God definitely knew I wasn’t ready to get out there and do things on my own, so I went to Fresno State,” Carr said. “Almost all of my cheer girls stayed in Fresno, and went to FPU, or Fresno State, and it was nice to know that they were there, so we could hang out and be with each other all the time. That really helped going to Fresno State.”

Carr majored in teaching, gaining her desire for teaching when she was in the fourth grade. Her inspiration for this was her mother, who was a fourth grade teacher, and who Carr would go watch intriguingly as she taught her students. Although she is still involved in spiritual mentoring, God led her on a different path from teaching when she met Derek.

Heather Carr worked at Hollister at the start of her freshman year at Fresno State and later went on to work at BJ’s, where she encountered the newly discovered football star.

“I met Derek my junior year, and I actually met him at my work,” Carr said. “It was his first year at Fresno State and after we met, we just started hanging out at school. He graduated high school early to come to Fresno State, so when I met him, he was on the team, but he didn’t start or anything he was just red shirting.”

After some time of dating and getting to know each other, Derek and Heather decided to take their relationship a step forward, marrying in 2012. Being married to a football player in college was a fun experience to Heather Carr.

“It was awesome to be married in college; I loved it. I think when you find that right person, it doesn’t matter how old you are,” Carr said. “Especially us, because we were both really mature for our age, and we were just ready to settle down. In college it was fun; we had class together. I think we made it that way, and so it made class really fun and interesting. But its always fun to have class with your spouse.”

In August of 2013, the Carr family added a new member: Dallas. Since Dallas was born at the beginning of football season, it made it difficult for Heather, being a married mom in college and Derek being away at practice, normally from 5-9 p.m.

“Derek knows exactly what he wants and what he needs to do, and he will get it done,” Heather said. “He took summer school before I even met him so that he could graduate, so he could just go play football. He had a plan, before he even got into college.

“Dallas was God’s plan, and according to Derek, he grew more chest hairs because with Dallas, he now had more responsibilities. So now he had a family, more responsibilities: Derek would even say in the games, ‘he would play harder knowing that he had to get into the NFL because he had a family, and he had to feed them.’ It does, it makes you work harder.”

All of the hard work and determination payed off in 2014, when Derek Carr was drafted to go play in the NFL for the Oakland Raiders. The lifestyle of Heather and Dallas Carr drastically changed with this new chapter in their lives.

You get to meet and interact with a lot of people. I am in a Bible study group with the other wives, and its awesome because you can share God’s love with people who don’t even have that. Because in the NFL, people have I guess, quote everything, so it’s awesome to be able to share what they don’t have, and that is Jesus. So that is definitely a pro of being a part of all this. It is just that you get to reach a lot of people with where you are at. –Heather (Neal) Carr, ’08, former FC cheerleader, wife of Derek Carr 

“It’s different in the NFL,” Heather said. “There is literally no phone conversation, no texting the whole day. He is gone from 4:30 a.m., to about 6 p.m., and we don’t hear from him all day. Then, he would come home at 6 p.m., we would eat dinner, an then he would study the playbook and watch film, so we really don’t get to see him all that much.

“It is very different being an NFL wife compared to a college wife,” Heather continued. “Especially since Dallas is at an age now where he knows when daddy is gone, so its hard. I get tired cause he’s moving around and crawling on everything, so when Derek is home, it is nice to get a little break.”

Although the football season is tiring for Carr with Derek’s absence, the off season is a much needed reward for the family of three.

“We get a break around December, and then they start back again in April,” Heather said. “I love that we get an off season, because with some jobs, a lot of people don’t get that, and we get to spend time together as a family. Our biggest thing we love to do when we get our family time is just staying home, going to the park, playing soccer, anything that we can do with Dallas, just because we don’t get to stay home a lot.”

Being a NFL wife, Carr loves the new experiences she gets to encounter. Born from a strong Christian family, Carr loves the opportunity to share with the other NFL wives the light of the Lord, something that is very important to her, and the family as well.

“You get to meet and interact with a lot of people. I am in a Bible study group with the other wives, and its awesome because you can share God’s love with people who don’t even have that,” Heather said. “Because in the NFL, people have I guess, quote everything, so it’s awesome to be able to share what they don’t have, and that is Jesus. So that is definitely a pro of being a part of all this. It is just that you get to reach a lot of people with where you are at.”

Although there are many benefits of being a family member of an NFL player, there are also some hardships.

“You really don’t have a lot of time with your family. I know it is Dallas and I alone a lot during the season,” Carr said. “My parents have a condo up by where we live, so they are there almost every week, and it is really nice to have my mom watch him sometimes so I can go run some errands, or stuff like that. Just connecting with the girls (the wives), we have playdates with the kids, and things like that is fun. But that is definitely a con is that you really don’t get a lot of time with your husband.”

The Carr family had a bit of a scare in August of 2013, when their son Dallas was born with intestinal malrotation, which is a blockage of the digestive tract due to the twisting of intestines, that prevents the proper passage of food. They found the problem approximately six hours after he was born, and they rushed him to Valley Children’s Hospital when they noticed he wouldn’t eat, and he kept throwing up. There, Dallas had his first of may surgeries at only ten hours old.

“We were actually really blessed, because he was born eight days early, and if he was born on time, he might have not made it. So, that was definitely God’s blessing on us,” Carr said. “Although the fist surgery went well, he still wasn’t getting better. After 21 days, we finally got to go home, even thought he was still throwing up, but they told us it would correct itself over time. We took him in again a week later, where they admitted him and he had his third surgery. That was the toughest, just because I remember thinking, is this ever going to end?”

Throughout this difficult time, Carr really relied on the Lord, and He did not disappoint.

At this time, Derek was gone, because he was in football, so his trainer would call him off of the field, straight from practice, to let him know when Dallas was having another surgery,” Carr said. “So, it was really hard for both me and Derek. It was really hard for him to focus on football when his son was having surgery in the hospital.

“Before Dallas’ surgery, Derek wasn’t here yet, but I was praying with Dallas, asking God to show me a sign that this is going to end. Yes, this was his plan, and he was making us stronger through this, and we are trusting in you, and praising you, but I would love a sign just to know. Dallas was asleep at this time, out completely, and he sits up, looks at me, and winks, and then instantly falls right back asleep. Right then, I knew, we were done with this. It was the best feeling ever.”

All of the obstacles they went through made them realize that they could handle anything, and that God was doing this for his glory. It was humbling to the Carr family that they got to share God’s love and light through Dallas’s story.

Heather hopes to continue her love of teaching and help share Jesus’s light with many young adults, and in the mean time, will continue to enjoy time spent with her family, and living the life of the Raiders quarterback’s biggest fan.

This writer can be reached via twitter: @ashhasthescoop.

For more features, read the March 17 article, Annual auction raises over 135,000 for campus
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FC hits NY: Day 3 (SLIDESHOW, VIDEO)

Presentations1Ryan King, Photographer

Editors-in-Chief Sara Peterson, left, and Chloe Mueller taught a session called: ‘Thriving in Cyberspace’ at the 91st CSPA convention, March 19. This session highlighted the work routine of the Feather and how staffers manage online outlets such as social media.

After concluding their first full day in New York, The Feather editors began their Wednesday with an agenda. Deporting from their hotel at 8 a.m., students caught a subway ride and headed to Columbia University.

This journey to Columbia University is the central purpose for the New York trip. Here, the students attended – and even taught – educational, journalism-based sessions at the CSPA’s 91st annual Spring Scholastic Convention.

These sessions focus on many aspects of journalism and publications. In the first session, Editors-in-Chief Sara Peterson and Chloe Mueller taught their own class: ‘Thriving in Cyberspace’. This session highlighted the work routine of the Feather and how staffers manage online outlets such as social media.

Peterson, who presented for the first time, reports her initial feelings of anxiety were unnecessary, as the session went smoothly.

“I was a bit nervous before we presented, because I’ve never done it before,” Peterson said. “I just didn’t know what to expect. Things ended up going well and I think we connected with our audience.”

During the second session, Callista Fries, Media Specialist, taught another group about the ins-and-outs of podcasting. Meanwhile, other staffers visited other classrooms to expand their knowledge. These classes included sessions about advertisement, young adults in the work field and interviewing techniques.

After spending the morning at Columbia, the students grabbed a bite to eat as FC hits NY continues. Several students dined at Tom’s Restaurant (made famous by Seinfeld), while others stopped at a pizza parlor.

After a few more educational sessions, students headed out for the city. The group took a trip to Herald Square, the home of the world’s largest store (Macy’s) and many other shopping attractions.

Finally, staffers ended their night with a Broadway play. Students ended their shopping adventure and gathered together to watch Phantom of the Opera at 8 p.m. The dinner choice was left to students, who all bought food at various places.

This writer can be reached via Twitter: @_chloemueller.

For more about the Feather in NY, read the March 17 article, FC hits NY: Day 2 (SLIDESHOW).

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Campus announcements: 2015-03-17

WEEKLY CAMPUS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MARCH 16 – MARCH 20

By Katie Jacobson, writer

SISTER TO SISTER
Sister to Sister Off Campus Lunch is tomorrow, March 17.

FEATHER IN NYC
Feather editors are currently in New York City for the 91st Columbia Scholastic Press Association Convention. Keep checking back for articles, Tweets, and Instagram posts.

FC hits NY, Day 1 (SLIDESHOW, VIDEO)

BLOOD DRIVE
Recently, one of our Alumni was in an horrific car accident. Emily Krieghoff was rushed to Community Hospital where if it wasn?t for the grace of God, the surgeons hands, and pints of blood she would not have survived. We are so grateful to the Lord that she is recovering and getting stronger each day. At Fresno Christian we would like to support Emily as well as give back to the Central California Blood Center for their help in saving Emily.
On March 20th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., there will be a blood drive on Fresno Christian?s campus in honor of Emily. While there, people can sign prayers and well wishes to Emily and take an opportunity to save lives with your donations. You can drop in during the above times or email rfoshee@fresnochristian.com to make an appointment.

Check out Skyler Lee’s article, Blood Drive honors FC alumna currently in recovery (VIDEO)

SAT/ACT HELP
The College Planning and Tutorial Center (located at Palm and Herndon) will be hosting a College Open House on March 25 at 6 p.m. Entry is free.

NIGHT OF THE STARS, MARCH 28
This year Night of the Stars (NOTS) will be held at Wolf Lakes on March 28 from 5-11 p.m. Tickets are $60. Tickets may be purchased in the HS office or during lunch in the quad. Pictures will begin at 5:30 p.m., order forms are available in the HS office.

CREATIVE WRITING CLUB
If you enjoy writing, the Creative Writing Club meets in room 603 every Monday during lunch. This club is available to JH and HS.

SPORT EVENTS DRESSCODE
All school students must be in dress code at all school sports events, both on campus and at away games. Students who are out of dress code will be asked to change clothes and may be required to leave the event if they are unable to comply.

PHOTOJOURNALISM
If anyone is interested in photography and has a free 3rd period, please talk to Kori Friesen about joining Photojournalism. She can be contacted at kfriesen@fresnochristan.com.

LUNCH MENU
Lunches may now be selected online. Go to the Fresno Christian website, select Campus News, and scroll down until the lunch menu is visible. Under the menu the option “Submit your lunch request” will appear. You may then select what you want for lunch!

No bills over $20 are accepted.

Monday – No lunch scheduled
Tuesday – No lunch scheduled
Wednesday – HS Leadership; Pacifica Pizza, CHEESY BREADSTICKS, drink $5
Thursday – JH Leadership; Taco Bell, tacos, dessert and drink $6
Friday – HS Leadership; Pacifica Pizza, Personal pepperoni pizza, drink $5

Monthly lunch calendar

Click to submit lunch requests.

STUFF MART
Stuff Mart, the student store, is open every day during the 10 minute break. It is located at the south end of the top floor in building six. Snacks and some school supplies are available for a nominal cost.

FOLLOW THE FEATHER ON TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, AND FACEBOOK
The Feather Online continues to tweet each school day up-to-date news and happenings. All students, parents and community supporters need to do is sign up for an account and follow @thefeather on Twitter on Instagram and on Facebook.

To follow on Twitter:

The Feather (www.thefeather.com) – @theFeather
Fresno Christian School – @FresnoChristian
Fresno Christian Sports – @FCEaglesSports
Fresno Christian Music Department – @FCSMusicdept
Fresno Christian Athletic Department – @FCSportsAD
Fresno Christian PE – @FCEaglesPE

THIS WEEK IN SPORTS
FC Athletics Golf Tournament Fundraiser April 27. Net proceeds from the tournament will go directly to the FCS Athletic Department and FCS Athletics Booster Club. For sponsorship or donation opportunities, please call (559) 575-1769 or email jpenberthy@fresnochristian.com.

Monday — JH boys baseball in 1st round of playoffs @ Ahwahnee MS 2:45 p.m.
HS softball @ Mendota HS 3:45 p.m.

Tuesday — HS baseball @ Mendota HS 3:45 p.m.
HS boys tennis vs Riverdale 4 p.m. on FC courts.

Wednesday — Possible JH baseball playoff game. Location & time TBD

Thursday — HS softball vs Orange Cove HS 3:30 p.m. on North Field.
HS boys tennis @ Firebaugh HS 4 p.m.

Friday — HS golf in CVC tournament @ River Island GC 10 a.m.

Saturday — HS baseball @ Coast Union HS (Double Header) 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
HS boys tennis @ Coast Union HS 11 a.m.
HS track in Rafer Johnson Invitational meet @ Kingsburg HS 10 a.m.

March–
March 16-21 — Feather in NYC and Columbia Scholastic Press Association Conference
March 17 — Sister to Sister Off Campus Lunch
Brother to Brother Training
March 18 — Econ Fair
March 18-20 — JH Sugar Babies

March 23-27 — SAT 10 Testing
March 24 — Brother to Brother Off Campus Lunch
March 27 — ACT late registration deadline for April 18 test
Cal Poly Festival for 5th-12th grade choirs
March 28 — Night Of the Stars (NOTS)

March 30 — Easter Break begins

April–
April 7 — Return from Easter Break
Jostens Grad Delivery
April 9 — JH/HS Spring Sport Pictures

April 13 — AP US History Study Session
April 14 — Brother to Brother and Sister to Sister Training
April 18 — ACT Test

April 21 — Brother to Brother Off Campus Lunch
April 21-23 — Musical: Music Man
April 24 — Music Man Cast Party

April 28 — Sister to Sister Off Campus Lunch
April 30 — 7th Grade Science Trip

May–
May 1 — 7th Grade Science Trip

May 4 — AP US History Study Session
Spring Concert (7th-12th grade)
May 5 — Cinco De Mayo Celebration
AP Calculus AB Test
Brother to Brother and Sister to Sister Luncheon
EL Fine Arts Open House
May 7 — Yearend Convocation/Day of Prayer
May 8 — AP US History Test

May 11 — Spring Sports Awards Banquet
May 13 — AP English Lang. and Comp.
AP Statistics
May 14-16 — Senior Trip
May 15 — EL Drama The Girl With the Golden Locks, 7-8 p.m.

May 18 — BMX Show
May 19 — Kindergarten Promotion
7th grade- John’s Incredible Pizza
8th grade — Promotion Rehearsal, 1:15 p.m.
8th grade — Promotion, 7 p.m.

May 20 — HS Grad Rehearsal, 8:45 a.m.
Senior Awards Assembly, 10 a.m.
Awards Assembly for grades 1-4 p.m.

May 21 — Half Day
JH Awards Assembly, 8 a.m.
HS Yearbook Signing, 10 a.m.
Awards Assembly for grades 5-6, 10:30 a.m.
HS Graduation, 7 p.m.

May 22 — Last Day of School!
Half Day
HS Worship and Awards Assembly (grades 9-11), 8 p.m.
JH Worship and Awards Assembly, 8 a.m.

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Worship time

IMG_5218rJason Swain | The Feather Online Archive

The worship team continues to develop leaders, including Melissa Tostado at the piano.

Melissa Tostado uses her piano skills during chapel, March 17.

Chapel is a time cut out of student’s busy schedules to worship. The worship team provides new age music for everyone to sing and dance to during worship time.

For more photos, visit Dodgeball Tourney and St. Patricks Day.

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Accidental twinning

IMG_5198Jason Swain | The Feather Online Archive

Who knew these two would be twins when they woke up this morning. Twinning twins are Kylie Bell, ’16, and Hannah Nale, ’17.

Accidental twinning today: Kylie Bell, ’16, left, and Hannah Nale, ’17, accidentally showed up to school in almost identical outfits, March 16. With matching California love shirts, designer jeans, and sandals from the besides their hair you couldn’t tell them apart. For more photos, visit Worship time and Dodgeball tourney. Follow The Feather via Twitter @thefeather and Instagram @thefeatheronline.

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St. Patricks Day

IMG_5226Bree Castro

Show your school spirit during dress up days. This group got it together for St. Patricks Day, March 17.

It’s St. Patrick’s Day, March 17.

Most FC students came to school wearing green today simply because it’s St. Patricks Day; however others wore green so that they would not be pinched. The Feather enjoys seeing school wide participation and spirt we hope you do too.

For more photos, visit Trials of faith and 2015 Auction.

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Dodgeball Tourney

IMG_1758Alexis Kalugin | The Feather Online Archive

Those interested in playing intramural dodgeball, should go to the gym to join teams at lunch, March 20.

A dodgeball tournament will be help in the Peoples Church gym during lunch, March 20.

No sign ups are needed, just come and play.

For more photos, visit St. Patrick’s Day and 2015 Auction.

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FC Underground 2014-’15, No. 34 (VIDEO)

FCUnderground34Jeremy Brown | The Feather Online Archive

FC Underground is a weekly campus news Vlog post hosted by Callista Fries to keep Fresno Christian High students aware of upcoming events.

This is the 34th episode of “FC Underground, 2014-15,” covering the day of March 17, 2015. Senior Callista Fries is a third-year host and broadcasts the video news alone normally. FC Underground is a weekly segment hosted by Fries, the feather staff is in NY for the week and Trevor Beal will be filming and editing the video every day.

There will be no lunch on Tuesday.

Sports for Tuesday:
Baseball has a game in Mendota at 3:45 p.m.
Tennis has a home game starting at 3:30 p.m.

Sister to sister has an off campus lunch today, March 17.

Be sure to bring money for the Econ Fair on Wed. March 18, items will be sold at lunch.

The annual Night Of The Stars is on March 28, tickets are being sold at lunch and in the office for $60.

For these and other events, read The Feather Online announcements at the Daily News on the right menu bar. The FC Underground segments consist of news, interviews, profiles and comments on campus life. Each episode is between two and three minutes in length.

“FC Underground” first ran in the fall of 1997 and continued until the spring of 2001. In the fall of 2009, editor-in-chief Suzanna Quiring , ’10, resumed the series, which was then produced by Paige Powell, ’10. After Quiring and Powell graduated, Brooke Stobbe and David Casuga took up the job until the end the 2011-’12 school year. Now, Fries and usually junior Tim Nyberg continue the segments.

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