Cathryn Vander Kooi

Cathryn Vander Kooi

About Cathryn Vander Kooi

“If not us, who? If not now, when?” - John F. Kennedy Senior Cate Vander Kooi’s passion is political science and aspires to graduate from Berkeley with a major in Peace and Conflict Studies. Sparked by the current challenging political climate, she adamantly follows the ongoing events in a hope to one day inspire change. Vander Kooi successfully thrives academically while displaying leadership skills through involvement in mentorship programs like Sister to Sister and CSF. Her dedication to rousing change drives her to volunteer annually at Fresno Christian Reformed Church in the youth department, giving 200+ service hours. The ability to shape young minds in the nursery and at VBS drives her to become a better person, not only for future generations, but also for herself. Vander Kooi anticipates a future in government where she desires to make a difference in her own community. Encouraged by her advisors and fellow classmates, Vander Kooi heads into her senior year confident in her ability to inspire change in her classmates and overcome obstacles.

Eunie McEntee impacts cheerleader’s lives

By |2018-11-27T13:29:16+00:00September 13th, 2018|Features|

Since 1977, the FCS community has gained numerous faculty members that have influenced the school. Eunie McEntee is a staff member who went above and beyond to accomplish this. Her legacy at the school impacted students and teachers and shaped many of them into the people they are today.

Senior Reflection: Cate Vander Kooi

By |2018-11-08T12:49:29+00:00May 18th, 2018|Commentary, Opinions|

Four years ago 13 year old Cate Vander Kooi entered the Peoples Church auditorium, hands shaking, stomach in knots. Her fear weighed heavy on her shoulders as she walked in and took a seat in the freshman section, looking around with wide eyes. Thoughts raced through her mind as she watched upperclassmen greet each other and teachers corral kindergarteners into seats.

Robert Foshee: Longtime multiple-sport campus coach, academic teacher

By |2018-11-07T11:01:24+00:00May 16th, 2018|Features, Profile|

Longtime campus teacher Robert Foshee has served FCS since 2000, with 18 years as an advisor, teacher and coach. His consistent participation in school events have shaped the school, helping provide stability as it completes its 41st year.

The Phantom of the Opera draws in audience

By |2018-05-04T14:31:55+00:00April 14th, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Reviews|

Phantom of the Opera recently celebrated its 30 year anniversary, making it the longest running show on Broadway ever. The show is based on the horror novel by French author Gaston Leroux, and has then since been adapted into several films.

Local growers discuss possible consequences from Chinese tariff 

By |2018-04-17T10:49:54+00:00April 9th, 2018|Features|

Part of President Donald Trump’s recent executive orders included imposing additional tariffs on steel and aluminum from China. As a result, China retaliated by imposing similar tariffs on a variety of agricultural products imported from California.   Almonds, pistachios, grapes, and oranges are among some of the crops affected by the tariff. According to the Fresno County Farm Bureau, Fresno County raises over 350 crops, with these being among the top 10 exported to China.

Michelle Logan: Voice behind the intercom

By |2018-09-26T10:00:58+00:00April 3rd, 2018|Features, Profile|

A voice on the loud speaker resonates throughout classrooms, announcing various activities occurring throughout the day. Whether a student needs to be pulled out of class for an appointment, a sports game was cancelled or there is a daily campus update, secretary Michelle Logan takes control announcing events.

Romeo and Juliet enchants audience with renowned cast

By |2018-04-17T10:52:25+00:00March 15th, 2018|Reviews|

The State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara performed the classic ballet of Romeo and Juliet, March 3. The performance took place inside William Saroyan Theatre, home to many events around the valley. William Shakespeare’s 1597 play, Romeo and Juliet, serves as inspiration for the ballet. The familiar story has been adapted many times into various books, musicals, plays, and more. It originally became a complete ballet in 1938 after music was created by Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev.

Girls basketball concludes season in playoffs

By |2018-03-19T14:49:48+00:00February 26th, 2018|Athletics, Winter|

Varsity girls basketball hosted the CIF Central Section Division V playoff game in the FC Gym, Feb. 21. The Eagles battled Central Valley Christian, losing the game 57-42. Although their season is over, the team made significant improvements throughout the year. Underclassman Kayla Vanderlinden, ‘20, says goodbye to her senior teammates. Despite the loss, she enjoyed the season with her team.

Seniors reminisce ten years of friendship

By |2018-11-02T11:56:48+00:00February 22nd, 2018|Features, Profile, Winter|

Being part of a team means working together in every aspect, cooperating in order to advance the team. New players must pick up this skill quickly, looking to long term players for guidance. Seniors Roman Endicott and Tyler Villines take this role in stride, using their friendship to connect on the field.

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