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Freshmen transition to high school life

By Anna Berry, Eli Bolus, and Blake Dykes
 
For most freshmen, the transition from middle school to high school can be a big change. From the number of people, classes, and halls, the first week can be full of different opinions.
 
“I expected to get lost a lot,” said freshman Colleen Bryan.
 
This can be the case for many others new to the larger high school. However, freshmen Josh Sauer said he had problems finding classes. After he learned where they were, he described it as “pretty easy, simple.” The first week, according to some freshmen, was different than they expected for several reasons.

“All the teachers were suppose to be hard and strict,” said Sauer.

Also, freshman Brayden Hoke thought high school was going to be tough but said it turned out to be easier than he thought.

One of the biggest changes for many freshmen is the teaching style of their teachers. Some freshmen have trouble studying for the harder tests.

“It’s harder to take notes because teachers do not explain much,” said freshman Kaelei Gnthulier.

Some freshmen also enjoy how the school rules are a little more lenient. “I like the dress code a lot better,” said Gnthulier.

“[I like that] people have grown up a little, and are not as concerned about what you wear and what you say,” freshman Jalyn Kowalski said.

Overall, freshmen tend to find their place in high school and begin to get the layout of the school down. Many have high hopes for the rest of the year.

“For the most part, I want the rest of my high school career to be similar to this week,” said freshman Liam Resener. “The best part about being a freshman is that you’re going to be a sophomore.”

Juniors prevail at 2011 Turkey Bowl

By Grace Runkel

The junior’s team, coached by Chris Street, won last night’s Turkey Bowl game. Juniors scored the first touch down, earning them six points and seniors soon followed by scoring eight. At half time, juniors were leading 20-8. Juniors maintained the lead during the second half, and finished the game with a score of 36-8.

Camp prepares band for 2011 season

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By Luke Geraghty

It has been a sweltering hot summer all over the Hoosier state, but that has not stopped the FC marching band from practicing their routines in preparation for the 2011 season.

“It has been long and really hot, but it is worth it in the end,” said senior Zachary Wright.

The practices during Band Camp have been Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m from July 25 to August 5.  FC has also had mini camps every Tuesday since June 7.

Sophomore Emma Howie talked about how the summer training has been going for both the band and herself.

“We have been making a lot of improvements,” Howie said. ” I have struggled marching backwards, but I have good upper body strength for the turns.”

With all of the long practices the band has gone through, the band said it has brought them all even closer.

“We are like a big family and we are working together to get better,” Howie said. “Other bands are just out there to compete, but we try to do our best and have fun.”

Sophomore Alex Queen talked about what makes the FC marching band so special.

“We have a lot of people who are talented musicians,” Queen said. “When you get them all together on the field it makes for a really good show.”

Last year, FC finished sixth overall in the state finals in Class B. The five schools that beat them out were Greenwood, Goshen, Concord, Jasper, and Northview. The sixth place tied the school record for the best finish in a state final and it was FC’s ninth top ten finish ever.

In order to get back to state, FC will first have to get past the district, the regionals, and then semi-state. After tasting a top ten finish for the last two years, the band members are looking for another trip to the state finals.

“Last year we were at our peak,” said senior Shelby Stephens. “Our goals are to improve from last year and to get back to state.”

In order to get back to state, FC will have to get past many competitions. Queen talked about the competition that he was looking forward to the most.

“I’m looking forward to Paoli,” Queen said. “It’s usually the most intense because it’s right before district and regionals.”

Most of the members agreed that Paoli was the competition they were most excited for, but junior Brian Young was looking forward to a different competition.

“I am looking forward to Evansville because you get to meet a lot of different people,” Young said.

Most of  FC’s biggest competitions take place in the month of October. The District contest will be in Jasper on Oct. 1, regionals will take place on Oct. 15, semi-state is Oct. 22, and the state finals will be on Oct. 29 in which FC will be eyeing a third straight top ten finish.