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Falcon Band Pride
By: Connor Rye
The Florence Falcon "Big Blue" Band attended three marching competitions these past three Saturdays (Oct. 12, Oct. 19, Oct. 26). Excitingly, one of these exhibitions was hosted by the Falcons! These consisted of The Kudzu Klassic (RHS), The Tennessee Valley Invitational (MSHS), and the Rennaissance City Marching Festival (FHS). At the Kudzu Klassic, our band received all superior ratings, and at the Tennessee Valley Invitational we brought home trophies for Best-In-Class Percussion, Best-In-Class Drill Team, Best-In-Class Drum Major, and a trophy for second place in the 4A class.
Congratulations to The Florence Falcon "Big Blue" Band for three great competition performances!
Dancing With The Starz
By: Ashlee Byrd
Dancing With The Starz was a fund rasier held by All Stars Dance Accadamy to raise money for the dancers' trips. The competition was held on Tuesday, October 16 at 6:30 P.M. There were eight acts in all that performed. There was an appearance by UNA's Leo the Lion and Miss UNA. Our very own principal and the high school assistant principal participated! Mr. Sheppard and Mrs. McCoy won the people's choice. It was a great night and a great crowd. Congratulations Mr. Sheppard and Mrs. McCoy!!!
Hard Work Pays Off
By: James Baggett
As Mr. Sheppard always says, hard work DOES pay off! Many students had 95% attendance and all A's and B's for the first nine weeks. If these students keep their attendance and grades up, they are elligible for Shoals Scholor Dollar. Shoals Scholar Dollar is a free 2-year college at NWSCC you can abtain if you maintain 95% attendance and a C average throughout your high school career. As you can see, many students in the Freshman Center worked hard and it will pay off in the end. Keep that hard work up! You can't learn if you're not here!
Red Ribbon Week
By: Ambria Skibbe and Morgan Langham
Red Ribbon Week occured from October 21st through October 25th, 2013. This week is dedicated to alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention and awareness. The Florence Freshman Center had a spirit week to stress the importance of being drug free. Students were encouraged to dress up on particular days to support Red Ribbon Week. Wednesday, October 23rd we had red, white, and blue day where students wore patriotic colors. on Thursday, October 24th we had wacky sock day where students wore their crazy socks. Finally, on Friday, October 25th we could wear our favorite sports team colors. Riverbend came and talked to students about how to avoid the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. On Friday, October 25th we had a amazing guest speaker, Mr. Daniel Kilbanoff, come to talk about the consequences of drug abuse. He was raised right here in Florence, Alabama and graduated from Coffee Highschool! Mr. Kilbanoff shared his story of how drugs tore apart his success.
Be all you can be, stay drug free!
Showtime At FHS
By Adrian Tabarez
Two weeks ago, on the 26th of October, Florence High School drama teacher, Mrs. Dalrymple, hosted the County Theater All State auditions called Trumbaur. She single-handedly planned the auditions and did an amazing job!
At Trumbaur, the Florence theater program performed a play production called Who Will Carry the Word. The play starred freshman students: Abbey Murgotroyd, Bonnie Smith, Willow Holt, Logan Hill, and Alyssa Grigsby. After the performances, all the students from Florence made it to state. This means the drama department will be putting on performances on December 5th at Troy University.
National Dessert Month
By: Devon Clemmons
October is the time to celebrate national dessert month! Our media specialists, Mrs. Pool and Mrs. Henry, decided to celebrate this occasion by making favorite desserts available in the library.
National Dessert Month:
National dessert month celebrates and eating desserts for the whole month. It is celebrated from October to November. National dessert month, national cookie month, and national apple month are celebrated at the same time. Now that is a lot of desserts! The different types of foods or desserts are: biscuits or cakes, cookies, crumbles, custards, fruits, gelatin desserts, ice creams, pasteries, pies, tarts, puddings, sorbets, and ect. We interviewed Mrs. Henry to find out how she celebrates national desert month:
1.)What is your favorite dessert?
a.)Chocolate cakes with chocolate icing.
2.)Why would you celebrate natinal dessert month?
A.)It was interesting topic that I thought would be fun for students.
3.)Do you perfer vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry ice cream?
A.)Chocolate ice cream!
4.)Do you perfer chocolate candy or fruity candy?
What are your favorite desserts?
By: Jau'Lakin Ingram
Homecoming is the tradition of welcoming back alumni (graduates) of the school. The uniting of the alumni and students strengthens school spirit. This is the highlight of the football season (except play-offs!), where the school choses a homecoming court and queen. Students were encouraged to dress up each day of the week to show their support for the Falcons!
This year, the Florence Freshman Center's homecoming took place on October 7th. We played James Clemens from Madison. The Falcons put up an amazing score, beating the Jets 32-12! GO FALCONS!
Pep Rally and Parade
By: Haylee Tucker
In the month of October of the biggest events of the year takes place, Homecoming Week! During this week, one of the ways we supported out football team was by holding a pep rally.
While at the pep rally , we watched the cheerleaders perform their award winning dances, were introduced to the football team, listened to the band, watched the dance line and colorguard, and we played cheer games. Of course, the football players won! Good job!
Another occurance during homecoming week was the parade. For the parade, the FFC Student Council spent all week building an perparing the freshman float. Since the theme was "Blast To The Past," a time line was encorporated throughout the float. With this being added, the freshman class won the school float competition. Congradulations Freshman!!
Homecoming Court and Queen
By: Emily Goodman
The 2013-2014 homecoming court:
After much anticipation, the queen is:
BIG CONGRADULATIONS TO: Cannan Starks, our homecoming queen!!
These girls were honored to be on the homecoming court, congradulations!
Monday Night Lights
By: Austyn Irons
During the month of October, The Falcons won 3 games! Well done guys! Here are the scores:
Florence vs. Austin : 47-12
Florence vs. Grissom : 34-12
Florence vs. James Clemens : 33-12
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