By Carmen Huff
Principal Louis Jensen laughs as he notices his gift from senior Nick Hebert and sophomore Anna Boone. He was surprised by the gifts, and chuckled at how old the photo of himself on the card was. Photo by Carmen Huff.
Senior Nick Hebert and sophomore Anna Boone place their gift for principal Louis Jensen in his office for his 50th birthday. Hebert and Boone wanted to have a class pet in their Spanish class. Since they were not allowed to have the pet, they gave Jensen two feeder goldfish and a card with 50 goldfish crackers glued around an old photo of Jensen. Photo by Carmen Huff.
Principal Louis Jensen’s office was decorated for his 50th birthday celebration. The decorations were complete with a wheelchair, walker, balloons, and caution tape. Photo by Carmen Huff.
On Wednesday, March 2, over 40 FC journalism and government students attended the 5th annual First Amendment Symposium at the Indiana State house sponsored by the Indiana High School Press Association.
Principal Louie Jensen was awarded IHSPA Administrator of the Year for his support of FC journalism and the First Amendment.
Senior Carmen Huff was a finalist for Indiana Student Journalist of the Year.
Junior Jill Moore won third place prize in the poster contest promoting the First Amendment.
Sophomore Grace Runkel won first place in the essay contest promoting the First Amendment.
Senior Jon Ferguson, President of the IHSPA student board, was one of six Indiana journalism students selected to speak about the First Amendment at the event last Wednesday.
Senior Jon Ferguson opens the the First Amendment Symposium with a speech on the freedom of the press. Photo by Jill Moore.
At the state capital on March 2, senior Jon Ferguson gives a speech at the First Amendment Symposium. “The First Amendment is important because it gives all of us our basic and most necessary rights as Americans,” said Ferguson. Photo by Erin Vince.
Bagpiper adviser Jim Lang presents the IHSPA Administrator of the Year award to principal Louie Jensen. “Mr. Jensen was being honored for his consistent support for journalism and his commitment to the First Amendment,” said Lang. Photo by Erin Vince.
Principal Louie Jensen speaks to the crowd of several hundred students, teachers, and parents at the Indiana Statehouse last Wednesday after being honored as IHSPA Administrator of the Year. Photo by Jill Moore
Junior Jill Moore is presented with the third-place prize in the poster contest. She was among a few other Indiana students who participated in this contest. Photo by Darian Eswine.
Senior Carmen Huff stands before the crowd as a finalist in the Journalist of the Year competition. She was waiting to hear the results of who won the grand prize. “It was an honor to be awarded as one of the best of eight journalists in the state. It was quite an accomplishment and I was very proud to represent FC,” said Huff. Photo by Darian Eswine.
Senior Carmen Huff stands with the rest of the Student Journalist of the Year finalists– Lauren Cain, Lauren Chapman, Hannah Ishikawa, Victoria Ison, Michael Majchrowicz, Daniel Morgan, and Jade Washburn — as they are each introduced by IHSPA executive director Diana Hadley at the Statehouse. Ison of Bloomington High School North won the award. Photo by Jill Moore.