Immersed in class bonding activities and wilderness trails for a week, the class of 2024 returns from Calvin Crest with an expanded knowledge of God and of the natural world. From Crazy Hair Night to Loggers Jamboree, students participated in activities and challenges that spurred class unity. FC eighth grade students have been venturing up to Calvin Crest for over 30 years. Under the leadership of teachers Hallie Rojeski and Terry Richards, the annual camp traditions and stories have endured. With Richards out of school due to illness and Rojeski retiring at the end of the school year, the program looks to a new generation of teachers to continue the legacy left by both instructors.
Coming from Denmark to the United States, sophomore Karoline Sandberg looks forward to the many different holidays, traditions and cultural events that America has to offer. In hopes of improving her English and meeting new people, Sandberg views her immersion experience as an opportunity to learn. With her English improving everyday and becoming confident in it, Sandberg's adjustment to America proves to be easy for her.
The American dream: an idea that living in America provides equal opportunity; the opportunity to make nothing into something through hard work. In other words, the story of "rags to riches” is celebrated on National Constitution Day. Spurred by this idea or "dream", immigrants began to flood to America in the 19th century. Another reason to come to America was this idea of freedom, this soon made America a melting pot, filled with different cultures, beliefs and diversity.
As campus decisions are made and school events are planned, the student body elects four additional members to the Associated Student Body, Aug 27. Whether conveying student opinions in weekly meetings or leading monthly homerooms, the elected students step into their leadership roles while also participating in campus activities. The class rep. position was created in the 2018-19 school year, in part to help with homeroom changes. Previously open only to leadership class members, this year marks the first of student elected representatives from their classes at large.
Honor. Educate. Remember the 2,977 lives lost: 2544 civilians, 343 firefighters, 71 law enforcement officers and 19 hijackers. To honor the memory of those who died and celebrate the heroics of first responders, millions gather together all over the country to remember this landmark date in U.S. and world history. The attacks on September 11, 2001, on the World Trade Center, Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania are classified by History.com as the deadliest terrorist attack in American history.
Crazy hair nights, team bonding activities and nature trails await the class of 2024, Sept. 9-13. Surrounded by the Sierra National Forest, 51 eighth graders head up to Calvin Crest in Oakhurst, CA to connect as a class and learn about God. A group of high school students travel up the hill each year as counselors for the week. Eight upperclassmen accompany the class this year, along with teachers Hallie Rojeski, Amy Friesen and John Martin.
Transferring from his previous position as a long-term junior high substitute, new biology and zoology teacher Nathan Case looks forward to the 2019-2020 school year. Stepping into his new role on campus, Case strives to influence each class in a positive and encouraging way. During his time in college, Case received an academic scholarship with a baseball scholarship at the end of his freshman year. He accepted the scholarships and followed up the next year at Fresno Pacific University.
English teacher Kyle Dodson chose Deborah Ingerson for Student of the Month based on the support she gives to her peers and the confidence she displays in her work. “Deborah Ingerson is a team player through and through,” Dodson said. “She is always there to support her peers to assist them in becoming the best possible version of themselves. I have always admired her positivity even in the face of struggles. She doesn't let the difficulties of life get to her. Deborah is a walking example of feeling confident enough to lay our baggage at the feet of God, knowing that he can help carry our woes. She is inquisitive, respectful, and motivated. I appreciate all that she stands for.”
Students go through their high school experience participating in sports, clubs, extra-curriculars, and performing arts. The mission of The Feather Online is to record and report on these events, preserving them online. As the new year begins, the Feather staff reminisces the 2018-2019 school year and highlights some notable moments and accomplishments.
Participating in sports requires dedication through training. Training forms the base of playing a sport. A number of athletes believe that practice after school during the season gives them enough; others, however, train during the off-season to constantly improve.Before rushing into off-season training, people should know that it exists so that athletes do not burn out. A sports blog published on Ohio University’s website offers insight on balancing training when not in a sport. The anonymous writer recommends this because playing a sport for too long without rest, results in losing desire to continue.