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Highlander Outfitters advertises school spirit

By Jonathan Blaylock

A way for a school to get into the school spirit is to make products with the school’s name on it. For the past seven years the Highlander Outfitters have done their best to increase school spirit.

They sell special hoodies and shirts for the football team, design theme shirts, and now are starting to design for other groups on the school.

“We sold over 350 [t-shirts] for last year’s Providence game. We sold over 1,000 for football games last year. We expect to sell 1,500 or more this year,” said math and business teacher Chris Street.

Even though the Outfitters is a store, it is actually put together in a class called business management. Every semester Street gets a new group of students and they take a few days to learn the prices, inventory, and functions of the store. The students rotate functions as the semester progresses in areas like marketing, inventory, designs and workers.

“Most of the students jump right in and start making improvements. I manage it, but I let the students take most of the control under my supervision,”said Street.

Some students have leadership positions, such as junior Logan Gilland, who is the assistant manager.

“My job is to make things move smoother,” said Gilland.

Junior Kylie Wheeler has a different job that focuses on designing t-shirts, working the tables, and advertising the products.

“I like how it is a social class while you get to do more hands on stuff,” said Wheeler.

There are students planning to use this experience from the Outfitters in the real world.

“I’m taking business management because I want to go in business as a career and this class is a good experience of what it would be like,” said senior Ramsey Hafling.

While the Outfitters is run like a company, it does not receive funds from outside resources.

“We are completely self-sufficient. The money we make from selling products goes back into the store to purchase more products,” said Street.

When Street took over seven years ago all the store had was two boxes of inventory. There is now an entire store.

The store sells a lot of Nike and Neff products. Even though it is expensive, the store’s  market for their Nike gear is growing. They have a website through Nike that you can customize FC products, but their major seller are the football themed t-shirts.

Last week at the Providence game they sold over 300 shirts and hats.

Street says the Outfitters are planning a “gold out” theme for the Jeff game and the “Chase Brannon” tribute shirt for the Columbus East game.

The Outfitters are off to a good start for this year and they still striving to do better. Their goal is to always beat the previous year’s total and always look to take on new projects.

“I have a great group of students so I don’t think we’ll have any problem meeting our goals. Our goal is get Floyd Central on students and fans,” said Street.


Five days before this weekend’s Dance Marathon rally school spirit

By Garland Noel

“For the Kids.”

For its fourth year the Dance Marathon Committee is going all out, and since the event is this Saturday, FCDM has introduced its own spirit days, which are being met with enthusiasm.

Senior Andrew Sung, who dressed as Doc from Snow White for Monday’s “Make Dreams Come True” Day when students dressed as their favorite Disney character, was very enthusiastic about this year’s FCDM Spirit Week and said that you had to go all out for spirit days or not at all.

Tuesday was “Be a Hero” Day and students like sophomore Madison Barney dressed up as superheroes in support of Riley’s Children’s Hospital. Wednesday was “Wear Red For Riley” Day, today is “Heroes of the Hospital” Day, where students dress in an array of medical themed costumes, and finally tomorrow will be “Come One, Come All” Day, where students will dress as circus performers.

“It’s really exciting and I wish more people would do it,” said Barney.

Dance Marathon will be this Saturday from 2 p.m to 9 p.m.

Students use creativity to show school spirit

By Michael Pepin

The hallways of FC have become a bizarre sight over the week, with students encountering anything from a full body white tiger outfit to a detailed costume of Legolas from Lord of the Rings.  This year’s spirit week has caught the attention and interest of many as the school spirit soars in preparation for the Homecoming.

“Spirit week is a great thing to have to show how much you appreciate your school,” said senior Whitney Batliner.  She said that dressing up is a great way to show school spirit and have fun at the same time.

On Monday, a dazzling array of colors confused many teachers who were not aware that it was Neon day, and on Tuesday many relieved the famous theme of the Madison Football game by wearing the nation’s colors.  For many students, this is their most memorable week of their high school year.

“I love it and wish more kids would participate.  I think it helps make memorable experiences of high school,” said librarian Pamela Poe, in a gold Star Trek outfit.  Wednesday produced the oddest blend of costumes.  The theme was movie character, but throughout the day anyone from Voldemort to Ghost Rider was seen.

“It’s pretty neat seeing all the people and how they dress up and show their school spirit” said junior Austin King.  There was certainly a lot of humor on Thursday when the theme was nerd day, and nearly every girl in sight wore pigtails and a pair of broad lenses glasses.  Some teachers even joined in on this theme, earning a laugh from many students.

“I think the purpose of spirit week is to see how many kids show school spirit and attempt to brighten other peoples days,” said King.  Even for those people who do not feel the thrill of dressing up in a ridiculous outfit for the duration of the school day, can feel the enthusiasm and thrill of seeing people they know, dressing up.

“Dressing up is a great way to show school spirit because it’s something everyone can do and even those people who don’t participate get to see all the cool costumes.   Plus it gets people ready for high school, pepping them up for the rest of the year,” said freshman Brandyn Magers.