By Hannah Clere, News Editor and
Aurora Robinson, News Assistant Editor
FC alumni Lee Schmidt stands behind the sizzling grill as excited students and alumni fill in the stands, preparing for a good game.
Last Friday night, the FC vs Seymour game was held, honoring FC’s 50th year. They had a tent set up in the courtyard and were selling burgers inside it.
“We do this event to raise money for scholarships to give to seniors,” said alumni Angela Bowman. “This is one of our main fundraisers.”
Not only were a tent and grill set up, but alumni coaches and athletic directors were recognized out on the field, along with previous principals.
“We had the eight original coaches, and our tent was sponsored. That was pretty awesome, we’re thankful for that. It’s a very successful night,” said Schmidt.
Some alumni expressed their favorite part of the night at the football game.
“Seeing everyone again,” said alumnus Delbert Hillegas. “Having some old students out there, I enjoy seeing them. Even though I am retired, I still missed that.”
This event is one of many throughout the year. One major event is the Alumni Hall of Fame Banquet, scheduled for April 28. The association, founded in 2009, sought to reach out to past Highlanders and get current ones more involved. They hoped to start an organization of some sort while they still had alumni from the original 1967 class still willing to participate.
“We wanted to get this thing rolling before some alumni reached 70,” said Bickers.
The members of the alumni association also wanted to make sure that stories from 50 years ago were not lost and forgotten, including memories about when FC opened its doors on the first day of school 50 years ago.
Head coach Brian Glesing shouts encouraging words to his team after a successful win against Seymour. He always does a great job at keeping the team’s spirits high. Photo by Tori Roberts.