The Fresno Scottish Highland gathering and games celebrated Scottish life and culture for the 41st annual year, Sept. 15. The festival offered live music, various clan booths, ethnic food, blacksmithing, shows of strength and live medieval fighting. The festival sprawled across Kearney Park offering many events for attendees to participate in throughout one day.
"My favorite part about the senior trip is being able to hang out with friends who will be going away for college," Avila said. "This is one of the last times to do that and I love being able to connect with all of them. The senior trip is good for seniors to go on because you can connect with your other classmates. We are like a big family. Being able to just do things with others and strengthen relationships is what senior trip is all about."
Throughout the year, high school students have been mentoring junior high students through the Sister to Sister and Brother to Brother mentor programs. On and off campus lunches provide time for bonding between younger and older students.
Senior Alyssa Melillo recently transferred to Fresno Christian from Clovis North starting the second semester. Melillo won a Division I Valley Championship in tennis her junior and senior year as sixth and fifth on the ladder, respectively. Melillo played tennis at Clovis North for all four years
The boys basketball team is entering another season of playoffs. Being the No. 13 seed in the CIF Central Section Division VI playoffs, they play No. 4-seed Sierra High School. The game is in Tollhouse and starts at 7 p.m.
Jabin Rolled Ice Cream is a rolled ice cream shop located on the corner of Friant and Fort Washington. As the first of its kind in the Woodward Park area, Jabin provides handmade ice cream as soon as you order. Jabin held a soft opening to nail down technique, Jan. 9, followed by a grand opening celebration, Feb. 10.
Hydro Flasks are steel, all-insulated, multi-colored water bottles created in Bend, Oregon. They started in 2009 with the first all-insulated bottle lineup. After reaching one million sales in 2011, they turned their attention to other markets, not just water bottles, expanding their attention to coffee, beer and food.
Returning from three weeks off of school, the boys basketball program competed against Parlier in the league opener, Jan. 9, winning 45-43. Both varsity and junior varsity aim to do well in the league portion of the season.
My whole life I have had no difficulty playing sports. At three I started to play soccer and have played ever since. I had no major injuries or problems with my body till the summer of 2015. At a routine physical my pediatrician told me I had Pectus Excavatum. Pectus Excavatum is a chest well deformity caused by an overgrowth in the cartilage of my chest. Side effects of the deformity include decreased endurance, trouble breathing, chest pain and altered physical appearance.
The junior high and high school choirs collaborated to put on a candlelit Christmas service in the Peoples Church Main auditorium, Dec. 11. The choirs sought to bring Christmas cheer to all the friends and families of the singers that attended. Conductor of the choirs, Susan Ainley, discusses how she felt about the choirs going into the performance.