Tinkering with electronics and technology as a child, senior Kyle Friesen finds his passion in video gaming, whilst also creating a career out of the hobby. Friesen has attended FCS since kindergarten, making him a lifer. He enjoys the socialization, apart from video productions and history class, at school and feels it is necessary for later on in life and helps people become more well rounded.
Every month The Feather highlights one individual from the student body who demonstrates exemplary character and or admirable dedication to classes or extracurricular activities. Teachers choose those who display the before mentioned characteristics in the classroom setting. The objective of the following article is to honor the effort of students to live by Caleb Code Standards: Seek Truth, Speak Life, Serve Others. Martin McCann, '22 or Owen, as his peers call him, gained recognition from his English teacher, Kyle Dodson. Dodson appreciates students that get involved and discuss what they learn in class. McCann earned the Student of the Month title for September because Dodson noticed the qualities of a hard working student.
After singing in front of thousands in New York's Carnegie Hall in April 2018, the girl’s ensemble prepares for festival performances in LA and Santa Barbara this year. The campus’ ensemble, Bellezza, welcomes new talent and aims for the highest scores possible. Choral director Susan Ainley has high hopes for this year’s team. She believes the ensemble group name “Bellezza”, meaning “beauty” in Italian, shows how much practice is put in to create a sound of beauty.
Striving to be a leader and honoring God in everything you do takes a lot of perseverance and faith. This is the type of human being Kamryn Schultz, ‘19, aims to be on the court and on campus. Schultz has been attending FCS for nine years returning after a four-year gap in sixth grade. Schultz is a senior volleyball captain, editor in chief at the Feather Online, a lead singer for the worship team, and vice president for ASB. She explains what her motivation and drive that determines to do so much.
Senior Kayla Fermanian left FC near the end of her eighth grade year. Fermanian and her mom were feeling the weight of their long commute and expensive tuition. Kayla shares about her reasons for leaving.
The 2018 volleyball season is officially in full swing, and for five of the varsity players, this begins their last high school volleyball endeavor. Senior Sophia Kalugin shares her appreciation for the sport and what it has taught her as she enters her last season. Kalugin started playing volleyball in fourth grade and has always received encouragement from her family, especially her mom who even coached her for a while.
With the start of a new football season, and for many their last, senior Anthony Diaz shares his thoughts on his last season of football and what the sport means to him, both on and off the field. Diaz started playing football his sophomore year and credits his reason for joining the team to himself as well as his friends. Football is not a traditional sport in the Diaz household, but Shauna Diaz, Anthony’s mother, remembers her husband’s influence on Anthony’s decision to play the sport. “Anthony’s father played high school football and when he came back from the army, he even played football for Fresno State for awhile,” Shauna Diaz said. “Anthony’s father was a large influence on him because he’s always looked up to him, and Anthony wanted to make him proud by following his dad’s footsteps.”
As the year wraps up, seniors aren’t the only ones preparing to journey beyond Fresno Christian. Athletic groundskeeper and Vietnam War veteran, Valentine (Val) Rivera retires after over 10 years of faithful service to the school.
As the school celebrates its 41st year of existence, Fresno Christian honors one staff member who faithfully served the school for 34 years. Principal’s assistant Brenda Warkentin reflects on experiences and memories that shaped her today as she is retiring at the end of the school year.
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.