Throughout the year, individual student athletes stand out on the field, court, and track. Through scholarships and ceremonies, the Fresno B’nai B’rith Student Athlete Award Program seeks to honor the accomplishments of outstanding senior athletes. For the 68th annual ceremony, senior Alex Rurik was nominated from Fresno Christian for his athletic skills and academic excellence, May 20. Founded in New York in 1843, B’nai B’rith was originally established to create a society that integrated all Jewish immigrants into American life. Since its origination, B’nai B’rith has spread throughout the world, with representation in over 40 countries. The program works to “unite in the work of promoting the highest interests of humanity and the Jews: of developing and elevating the mental and moral character of our people…”.
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.
Feather staffers travel to LA and arrive at Warner Bros. Studios for the five-hour Deluxe Studio Tour, April 24. As groups view backlots and walk through sound stages, they experience the Warners’ legacy that has lasted for nearly a century.
Families, friends, alumni, and supporters of Fresno Christian gather for the 36th annual FC auction, March 9. This year’s theme, ‘Going Places’ focuses on the school’s future and ways students continue to contribute to their communities.
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.
This is the first article in a two part series covering the sessions hosted at Discover Fresno. Journalists Andrew Rieker, '21, Cartson Saezler, '21, Addison Schultz, '21, Kamryn Schultz, '19, and Sam Cross, '19, attended the event at The Well Community Church. The Well Community Church hosts Discover Fresno, an event to inform and connect attendees with local organizations impacting Fresno. Keynote speaker Neighborhood church pastor, Joe White began the morning with a keynote speech with the event splintering into separate groups discussing various issues.
We come home, drop our backpacks off, jump on the couch and hop onto our phones. Shoulders slouched, eyes glued, senses turned off, we numb ourselves to the world around us. Social media and technology acts as a desensitizer, increasing our desire for instant gratification. Continuing on this path not only affects our health and relationships, but disconnects us from people and events around us.
Junior high rallies together to create a friendly campus environment UPDATE Feb. 6: According to The Great Kindness Challenge website, they report that 13,166,854 students in 24,027 schools and 113 countries were part of the 2019 Great Kindness Challenge! Thank you to teacher Diane Blowers and her junior high students who spearheaded the Kindness Challenge [...]
Guard team performs new routine, strives to impress judges Brennen Tozlian, '21, (left to right) Shauna Howard, '20, and Selah Draper, '22, perform last year's Dollhouse winter guard routine at Clovis North, Jan. 28, 2018. As students get back into the groove of the second semester, the campus winter guard prepares [...]
Students all over high school campuses find jobs at fast food restaurants, grocery stores, and animal shelters to earn money and gain work experience. Rather than pursuing the usual route, senior Alina Ochoa chose to seek work at Holiday Retirement Home. Ochoa works as a server at Holiday, serving food at mealtimes and helping to carry any belongings for the residents. Besides learning life skills, Ochoa gains friendships and work experience.