January 19, 2016
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2016 FHN Hall of Fame
US Crystal Growing Competition
Congratulations to freshmen Reiley Lawson, Hannah Zimmerman and Sarah Zimmerman on placing 6th Nationally for overall quality of their Alum crystal made of aluminum potassium sulfate dodecahydrate at the US Crystal Growing Competition. The event was sponsored by University of Buffalo, New York who provided the necessary chemicals. Students had to make a supersaturated solution of the alum compound and then allow to slowly cool to form seed crystals. The seed crystals were placed back into solution to grow larger. Students would check on crystal growth every other day and rotate the crystal in solution to help have even crystal growth. Students had from Halloween to Thanksgiving to grow their crystals and then ship to the University of Buffalo. Sponsor Donna Malkmus had 4 teams containing 3 students each that began the compeition at FHN. Only two teams per school were allowed to submit crystals for the competition. Results were released on Jan 13,2016 to the respective sponsors nationwide. This is the first year FHN competed in this national science event.
College Signing Day - February 3rd
The FHN speech team began 2016 with a strong performance at the Greater St. Louis Speech Association finals at Ritenour on Saturday, January 16th. Award winners were:
Priscilla Joel, 6th in storytelling
Abby Chruma, 6th in Humorous Interpretation
Caitlind Walker, 6th in Poetry Reading
Caleb Black, 2nd in Humorous Interpretation
Zoe Lawson, 6th in Radio Speaking, 2nd in Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking, and Conference Champ (covering three different
tournaments) in Domestic Extemp
Audrey Baker and Bryce Fletcher, 1st in Duo Interpretation
The team's next competition will be the weekend of January 29th-30th at Jefferson City.
Pink Ribbon Game February 5th
JV Girls' @ 4pm
JV Boys' @ 5:30pm
Varsity Girls' @ 5:30pm
Varsity Boys' @ 7pm
You can order your Pink Ribbon shirt by clicking here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/14WHADNjzkVAZzzvBVE1S76lZIHTAuwTJ3cydw6ehz6M/edit?usp=sharing
Missouri State Thespian Conference in Kansas City
A total of 35 students attended the Missouri State Thespian Conference in Kansas City. 3 Students auditioned for scholarships and received a total of 34 call backs from the colleges and universities in attendance. Marygrace Cole had 16 call backs, Andrew Stoker had 10 call backs and Marissa Meyers had 8 call backs. Our Tech Challenge team of Zac Cary, Sydeny Weber, Megan Thielbar, Aimee Clive and Epiphanie Collins competed with 34 schools and placed 9th overall. The Improv team of Marissa Meyers, Andrew Stoker, Bryce Fletcher, Delaney Echelmeyer and Taylor Wallsmith competed with 38 schools and placed 10th overall. Students attended workshops to explore Acting, Improvisation, Dance, Tech, Auditions, and more. They also had the opportunity to watch one act plays presented from schools across the state, attend 2 main stage shows, visit college reps and industry leaders.
New Norm is Coming Soon!
Drug Education Fact
Q Studies show teens tend to underestimate their risk for getting addicted and overestimate their ability to quit once addicted. The human brain doesn’t fully mature until well into adulthood.
Check out the FHN Activities website. Sign up as a FAN to receive notifications and event cancellations. 2015-16 Winter Sports schedules are LIVE online!
Meet the Coaches Night For Spring Sports
Necessary Paperwork: Physical, ImPact test, 3-1 insurance form, Activities Handbook
Impact Testing dates are TBD. (baseball, volleyball, G Soccer & pole vault)
Girls' Lacrosse added to Spring '16
This year will focus on ONE TEAM, FHN! This involves our students, staff, parents, coaches and community. Get involved to be part of the FHN Team. We have a wide varieties of clubs and activities to choose from.
Want to know more about MSHSAA Eligibility? Watch this video!