As the school year comes to an end, summer internships help aid future student career choices and are an important part of the high school experience. Through networking with professionals, acquiring hands-on skills and gaining self-confidence, internships allow students to define their career goals. The Feather staff traveled to Anaheim, CA for the NSPA National High School Journalism Convention, April 25-27. During the Saturday session, senior editor Addison Schultz, ‘21, and journalist Morgan Parker, ‘21, interviewed editor-in-residence for the conference Bill Elsen. A former recruiter at The Washington Post and current Sigma Delta Chi board member, Elsen discusses internships and job possibilities with students at journalism conventions and workshops.
Choir performances wind down for the school year and participants in ensemble and choir displayed their skills during the Anaheim Heritage Festival, April 5. Students stand out on the risers by working hard and showing dedication. Choral director Susan Ainley sees seniors Landon Goldsborough and Alina Ochoa stand out amongst the rows of students. Ainley enjoys Ochoa’s attitude and watching her grow.
As sports wind down during the last few months of the school year, FC winter guard prepares for upcoming San Joaquin Valley Color Guard Percussion Review (SJVCGPR) Championship Competition, March 30. High school teams gather to compete for the champion title at Clovis North High School. The team performs at 1:55 p.m. along with five campus guard members participating in the solo competition at various times.
In a world where science and the Christian faith find themselves at war, scientists in Christian education find ways to incorporate both into their teaching. AP Biology, biology, and zoology teacher Dr. Karen Walters encourages her students to dig into places where faith and science collide.
Learning from the plethora of knowledge that professional journalists have gained, The Feather staffers attended the ‘Putting Fake News in the Rear View Mirror: How the Media Can Win Back the Trust of all Americans’, Symposium at Fresno State, Feb. 26. Keynote speaker and Editor-In-Chief of ProPublica, Stephen Engelberg, used various social examples to present relevant topics that related media to current political situations. Previously holding editor positions at both The New York Times and The Oregonian, Engelberg originally moved to ProPublica as founding managing editor and now editor-in-chief.
Scholastic Journalism Week comes to a close and Feather staff members spend the day at Fresno City College for the third annual Journalism Day, Feb. 22. Hundreds of students from surrounding schools attend the conference to learn from professionals about the importance of high school journalism.
From planning class movies to preparing the venue and food, FC staff and leadership students fill their next month planning for the upcoming spring formal, Night of the Stars (N.O.T.S.). This year’s theme, 'A Night at the Oscars', features a red carpet and elegant gold accents at The Lakeside at Wolf Lakes.
As the school calendar fills up, junior high student leadership brainstorms ideas for upcoming events. Aiming to “love like Jesus loves”, the class takes time to create posters and plan middle school functions.
The campus girls basketball team beat Summit Charter, 63-33, Jan. 29. During the third quarter, senior Macie Thompson scored her 1,004th point of her high school basketball career. Thompson joins Kara Torchia (Ettner), '02, and Larissa Hensley, '09, as the only girls in school history to earn 1,000 career points. In addition to being a captain on the team and an FC lifer, Thompson sings on the worship team and ensemble. She also serves as an older sister for the campus’ Sister-to-Sister program and co-leads T.E.A. Talks. Except for 7th grade, due to a broken arm, Thompson has been playing the game of basketball since 5th grade.
Grammy award winning artist Kelly Clarkson kicks off the second stop on the Meaning Of Life Tour in Fresno, Ca, Jan. 25. The sparkling lights and buzz of the crowd had devoted fans dancing and singing the night away. The highly esteemed pop artist engaged the crowds as she related to people with her own personal story.