Moving from Storm Lake, Iowa to Fresno, California, and arriving just before the start of the school year, senior Jacob Scully, captain of the boys soccer team enjoys his last year of playing high school soccer.
FCS lifer Brandon Brogan plays in his second and final year of basketball. Brogan is driven to push his teammates forward through the hard times of the season, aiming to run deep into playoffs. He started playing basketball for FC in elementary school, but took a break for soccer shortly after.
Late in the second quarter, Summit Charter's No. 23 drives down the lane, fakes left and jumps for the lay up. The ball leaves his hand, but the crowd erupts as No. 24 Tyus Parish-Tillman, '22, sends the ball in the opposite direction and starts a fast break for the Eagles.
As the court switches from volleyball to basketball, senior Julia Fikse shifts from one sport to the next. Coming out of a 13-2 record on the volleyball team, Fikse stays in the gym to help her basketball team play in the newly joined East Sierra League.
As the 2018 FC basketball season begins, so does the final year of basketball for many seniors. One of these seniors, Landon Goldsborough, has played basketball ever since he was in the 4th grade. At this age, Goldsborough participated in an annual summer basketball camp.
From being the loudest student in the Nut House to senior captain on varsity basketball team, senior Suky Cheema is a person easily seen and heard around campus. Caring, considerate and understanding are words Cheema would use to describe himself.
Coming from the tennis court and becoming a WSL champion, senior Ashley Zamarripa heads to the gym for one last basketball season. Ashley first played basketball for Upward Sports in first grade and continued playing when she enrolled at Fresno Christian her sixth-grade year. Zamarripa has played on varsity her past three years of high school and will continue her fourth year on varsity as well. She tells her favorite thing about playing basketball and what she expects from her last season.
Arriving at FC in 2015, campus math teacher Kristina Breshears employs patience and kindness in her teaching style. After becoming a stay-at-home-mom to care for her three kids, Breshears decided to return to instruct math. After teaching for seven years at Central High East campus, she is entering her fourth year at FC.
From singing onstage with the worship team to competing in basketball on the court, you can find senior Macie Thompson in many different settings. Thompson is a life at FC and continues to stay involved with worship team, T.E.A. talks, athletics, ensemble on top of participating in the campus mentoring program, sister to sister.
Picture this: You are the number one pick of the 2008 NBA Draft. You average 16.8 points and 6.3 assists per game, earning you the title of Rookie of the Year as you lead your team to the playoffs and win a gold medal on the US National Basketball team. In just your third year, you have become the youngest MVP in the history of the NBA at 22 years of age. As the hometown hero, your future has no limitations.