Senior Noah Hankins opens the show with the song “Pure Imagination.” Willy Wonka was performed at FC this past weekend and the cast is toured nearby elementary schools to perform for the students early this week. Photo by Sophia Perigo.
Junior Isabella Arnett, who plays Charlie Bucket, looks towards her grandparents during a scene. “My favorite part about the show would be interacting with all the different characters and stepping into Charlie’s shoes,” said Arnett. Photo by Sophia Perigo.
Junior Ruthie Belza sings Candy Man while balancing on one leg. “Performing this show reminds me of playing pretend in my backyard,” said Belza. Photo by Sophia Perigo.
Senior Noah Hankins, who plays Willy Wonka, sings “Candy Man.” ”Wonka is very over the top, and is very whimsical, unlike any role I have ever played before,” said Hankins. Photo by Sophia Perigo.
Junior Raven Prentice, senior Haley Seig, and junior Emily North act out the scene where Augustus Gloop (North) gets interviewed after finding her golden ticket. “This is probably the character that I’ve related most to in my theater career,” said North. Photo by Sophia Perigo.
Junior Emily North sings “I Eat More” during a dress rehearsal the day before opening night. “If I had to describe this show in three words it would be magical, candy, and extravaganza,” said North. Photo by Sophia Perigo.
Seniors Connor Nevitt and Sarah Seay look towards the “camera” while getting interviewed after finding a golden ticket. “I made my character a ballerina so I can dance all the way through the show and I love nothing more,” said Seay. Photo by Sophia Perigo.
The whole Bucket family has a talk about Mr. Bucket losing his job.
Senior Jesse Johnson, playing Mike Teavee, watches TV and ignores the interviewer after finding his golden ticket. “I want to inspire kids to be themselves and to do what they want and love,” said Johnson. Photo by Sophia Perigo.
Mrs. Bucket, played by senior Elizabeth Hallal, sings “Cheer Up Charlie.” “I play a total of three different roles in this show, the hardest part of performing is switching quickly between their personalities and costumes,” said Hallal. Photo by Sophia Perigo.
Mrs. Bucket kisses Charlie Bucket on the head before sending him off to school. “With Mrs. Bucket, I get to experiment with a character who’s settled down with a husband and son and who has experienced life,” said Hallal. Photo by Sophia Perigo.
Senior Noah Hankins walks away from Charlie after giving him a candy bar that may or may not contain a golden ticket. “The hardest part of my role as Willy Wonka is having to be over the top in everything I do,” said Hankins. Photo by Sophia Perigo.
Charlie Bucket, played by junior Isabella Arnett, jumps for joy after finding the last golden ticket. “I can’t wait to go to all the different elementary schools and perform for my old teachers and to see how the kids react to the show,” said Arnett. Photo by Sophia Perigo.
Willy Wonka, played by senior Noah Hankins, stands in front of all the ticket winners before going on the tour of the factory. “When I’m Performing on stage I feel happy that I am inspiring others,” said Hankins. Photo by Sophia Perigo.
Junior Naiah Mensah and senior Jesse Johnson intensely look up at Willy Wonka as he describes part of the factory. “The hardest part of my role is keeping a steady negative attitude towards everything and everyone,” said Johnson. Photo by Sophia Perigo.
Sophomore Caroline Siegrist, who plays Violet, rolls around on the stage floor after turning the size of a giant blueberry. “This show really stands out from other shows I’ve been in because everyone has contributed to the show in their own way and left their mark,” said Siegrist. Photo by Sophia Perigo.
Seniors Sarah Seay (Veruca Salt) yells at senior Noah Hankins (Willy Wonka) for not letting her have a squirrel. “I try to feel what my character would feel when I perform because she wouldn’t be nervous so I try not to be as well,” said Seay. Photo by Sophia Perigo.
Junior Isabella Arnett (Chralie Bucket) and Nick Landrum (Grandpa Joe) sing the song “Burp” while the rest of the cast lift them both to get a better feel of what is happening. “I’d say the hardest part of my role would have to be keeping the physicality of Grandpa Joe consistent because staying hunched over the entirety of the show is hard on my back,” said Landrum. Photo by Sophia Perigo.
Seniors Lauren Thompson and Brett May stroll arm in arm to their spot next to the other Homecoming candidates on the football field. “My favorite part was getting all dressed up with the other girls and walking at the game,” said Thompson. Photo by Brooke Miller.
Former Homecoming Queen Delaney Mazza places the crown on the head of the 2018 homecoming queen, senior Riley Woodruff, while her escort, senior Jake Quenichet, claps for her along with the rest of the crowd and candidates. Photo by Brooke Miller.
The FC football team runs out onto the field as the fans and the neon clothed student section cheer for the team. Photo by Brooke Miller.
Senior Trent Mason runs after a Columbus East player so he can tackle him after they ran a sweep. Photo by Brooke Miller.
Senior Jake Quenichet yells at his teammates on the sidelines to get them pumped up and cheering for the players that are out on the field. Photo by Brooke Miller.
Senior Miles Frazier tackles a Columbus East player that is running with the ball before he can get any closer to the end zone. Photo by Brooke Miller.
Junior Trace Willman sprints to tackle a player on the opposing team. “I loved to have the chance to experiment with different positions to help my team. I was just trying to do my part this week on offense as a receiver and defense as a safety the best I could,” said Willman. Photo by Brooke Miller.
Junior Abby Hart focuses on her performance with the rest of her teammates in the FC Dazzlers’ halftime show. “The best part about performing at football games is the energy in the atmosphere from having our families there supporting us and the best student section in Indiana cheering us on. And it’s always an amazing feeling after giving an amazing performance to have people lined up to give us high fives and tell us we did a great job,” said Hart. Photo by Brooke Miller.
Junior Connor Bickel plays a solo on his soprano saxophone in the middle of the FC marching band’s performance during the second part of halftime show. “It’s so much fun to be the only one on the field who’s playing. It’s like I have full control and can change what happens. It’s quite frankly amazing,” said Bickel. Photo by Brooke Miller.
Junior Calvin Brown sprints with the ball in his arm to try and make it to the end zone before getting tackled by one of the players on the opposite team. Photo by Brooke Miller.
Senior Trent Mason runs over to the sidelines with the rest of his teammates after being subbed out of the game by one of his coaches. Photo by Brooke Miller.
Senior Greg Kulwicki focuses on the players on the field during the final moments of the game. “I usually just get quiet and think about what I have to do for the next play. I also talk to my coaches when I’m not on the field trying to figure out how we can adjust to their scheme,” said Kulwicki. Photo by Brooke Miller.
The FC Highlanders gather around in a huddle as they raise their helmets just above their heads and faintly lead each other in the team chant. The final score was 45-0, Columbus East won. Photo by Brooke Miller.
FC’s Kilt Krew sports neon shirts to support the boys’ football team and watch the Homecoming Queen be crowned. Photo by Grace Allen.
Former Homecoming Queen Delaney Mazza crowns the 2018 Homecoming Queen senior Riley Woodruff. “It was a lot of fun to crown Riley and really exciting. I was so happy that they asked me to come back!” said Mazza. Photo by Grace Allen.
The 2018 Homecoming court circles up to receive their flowers before lining up on the field. Photo by Grace Allen.
Seniors Riley Woodruff and Jake Quenichet look at each other with surprised faces as Riley is announced 2018 Homecoming Queen. “I was super shocked, but after that I was very excited,” said Woodruff. Photo by Grace Allen.
Senior Emma Stewart is escorted by junior Seth Cook while in the running for Homecoming Queen. “I was glad I could escort her and it gave me another thing to look forward to on a Friday night,” said Cook. Photo by Grace Allen.
Seniors Riley Woodruff and Jake Quenichet smile for photos by their friends and family as Woodruff proudly sports the queen’s crown. “This has been a really great experience, and I want to thank my friends, family, and my escort, Jake Quenichet, for making this a memorable night!” said Woodruff. Photo by Grace Allen.
Seniors Kamryn Plaiss, Lauren Thompson, and Riley Woodruff chat as they walk onto the field to join the Homecoming court of 2018. “Having all of my friends on the Homecoming court made the night so much fun!” said Woodruff. Photo by Grace Allen.
Senior Olivia Fonton is escorted by senior Lucas Mosier as they walk to join the other representatives. Photo by Grace Allen.
The 2018 Homecoming court waits anxiously to hear who this year’s Homecoming Queen will be. Photo by Grace Allen.
The Homecoming court lines up as they talk and get ready to walk out when their names are called. Photo by Grace Allen.
Senior Lauren Thompson smiles with her escort senior Brett May as they pose for a photo by the parents and photographers. “I was pleasantly surprised when I found out I was voted on to the court. I had so much fun with my escort and the other girls,” said Thompson. Photo by Grace Allen.
The Homecoming sign welcomes the crowd and the court before the football game against Columbus East begins. Photo by Grace Allen.
Sophomores Shelby Hardin and Wenkers Wright lead the line of representatives as they look into the crowd for parents and friends. “It felt special that I was chosen to represent the sophomore class for Homecoming,” said Hardin. Photo by Grace Allen.
Sixth grader, Riley Doddridge slides into second base after hitting a double at Little League Baseball Complex in Clarksville, IN against Vipers White. “Even though we lost, I was happy that I was able to get a good hit and my friend, Preston Burton, hit a homerun,” said Doddridge. Photo by Ella Doddridge.
FC cheerleaders and dazzlers line up next to the banner to welcome the Highlanders onto the field before the FC versus Providence game Aug. 24. Photo by Taylor Watt.
The Highlanders gather in the center of the field and chant as the band plays the school song prior to the start of the game. Photo by Taylor Watt.
Seniors Emma King and Olivia Fontan start a cheer to anticipate the next touchdown, as the close score against Providence keeps nerves running high in the second quarter. Photo by Taylor Watt.
Pioneers look on as senior Jacob Quenichet blocks one of their offensive linemen. Photo by Taylor Watt.
The sun sets on a sea of red, white, and blue as the FC student section cheers. Both student sections proudly displayed their American spirit as the players took the field. Photo by Taylor Watt.
Senior Lucas Moosier tackles an opposing quarterback to defend the 7-0 score in the first quarter. Photo by Taylor Watt.
Senior Jon Gunn keeps his grasp on the ball as he is tackled to the ground. Photo by Taylor Watt.
Junior Seth Cook tackles a lineman to stop Providence from advancing yards. Photo by Taylor Watt.
FC cheerleaders join the NJROTC unit to spread the American flag across the field during the marching band’s performance of the national anthem. Providence students joined FC students in sporting the theme for the evening: America. Photo by Taylor Watt.
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