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    Announcement: 2009-04-24

    By: Austin Ward, News editor


    Varsity boys’ tennis at Coast Union ? Cambria, 4 p.m. (dismissed 12:30)
    Lunch ? Grad Night fundraiser
    Cheer tryouts ? FC gym, 3 p.m.
    JV baseball vs. Fowler at home, 4:00 p.m.
    Varsity baseball vs. Fowler at Fresno Pacific University, 6:00 p.m.

    Seniors who are planning on attending a University of California school must see Molly Sargent ASAP for some important information about this system.

    Every year at graduation, a senior is awarded the FCS Faculty Scholarship. All graduating seniors who meet the following criteria will be considered:

    ?Must be a graduating senior at FCHS
    ?Must have been enrolled at FCHS for a minimum of three years
    ?Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
    ?Must be involved in a local church
    ?Must demonstrate Christian character

    In addition to completing the application, the senior must compose a personal statement and have a faculty member complete the recommendation page.

    In order to be considered for this award, students must see Molly Sargent for an application, which is due May 15. A committee composed of FCS faculty K-12 will consider the applicants, determine the recipient and award the scholarship at graduation. Please see Sargent for more information.

    Nine members of The Feather staff attended the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention in Phoenix, AZ, where the newspaper was recognized as one of 15 Online Pacemaker finalists. In addition, junior Spencer Lee, sports editor, competed in an on-site sports writing contest against more than 80 other students and placed sixth with an “Excellent” rating.

    The Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity at California State University, Fresno, is offering its Balanced Man Scholarship for graduating seniors. Applicants should be incoming freshmen who exhibit academic excellence, demonstrate leadership skills and commit to health and well-being. The deadline for submission is May 6. Please see Molly Sargent for details and an application.

    The following seniors must come to the high school office to pick up their graduation orders: Matthew Andreatta, John Dinsdale, Jason Jonathan, Melissa Lichti, Megan Ortiz, Jenna Reed, Brittany Stobbe.

    The Feather Online now features slideshows on several articles, including the following: Track and field sport shorts, How to: Make a ribbon, Cheer to perform at USA Spirit Nationals, Girls’ basketball sport shorts, 2009, Autorama rallies motor fans, Golf sport shorts, 2009 and Badminton proffers intramural challenge. More slideshows will be available in the coming weeks.

    The Feather welcomes photographs from students, parents and other community members interested in Fresno Christian High activities. In the coming months, The Feather Online will also create a Media section to house all slideshows, videos and photographs.

    Junior Daniel Hopper was honored this week by the National Scholastic Press Association when his comic, “The Teen Age,” was placed on their Web site. The NSPA highlighted Daniel’s Feb. 26 comic on all of their Web pages, including the section which names The Feather Online as one NSPA’s 2009 Pacemaker finalists.

    Hopper has drawn a comic strip for The Feather Online since he debuted The Teen Age, October 25, 2008. The NSPA, based in Minneapolis, MN, has been judging student publications since 1921 and online newspapers since 2001.

    Those who have not kept up with the antics of the Teen Age’s main character, Jake, and his best friend Bradley, may want to read Jenn Boudreau and Hannah Joseph’s Oct. 29, 2008, article, “Illustrator debuts daily online comic strip.”

    Brooke Stobbe and David Casuga, both freshmen, released the first episode of their podcast series, “Where the Brooke flows.” The segment is available on The Feather’s podcasting page, accessed from the right menu bar button above Daily News. Select “Where the Brooke flows” from the “Campus life” drop-down menu in the upper-right corner to listen to the episode. The podcast will also be available on iTunes next week.

    All 17- and 18-year-old guys should remember to register with the Selective Service System. Federal law requires all men living in the U.S. to register within a month of their 18th birthday. Registering keeps students eligible for college loans, job training, government jobs and driver’s license renewal in most states. Pick up a Selective Service registration card at a local post office or register online at

    Cell phones are not to be seen in any of the buildings on campus between the hours of 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., regardless of any reason. They will be taken away and kept by an administrator until after 3 p.m. However, students may use cell phones outside the building or in the high school office, with permission, during school hours.

    Every Friday at lunch there is a Bible study for high schools boys in Room 623. Coach Sorenson will be there to lead the discussion. For more information, contact Sorenson.

    A reminder to the students: the copier machines in the offices are not for student use. If students wish to make copies, they are 10 cents each.


    April 25 ? FCS Night at the Grizzlies, 7:05 p.m.

    May 2 ? SAT & Subject Tests testing date
    May 5 ? Registration deadline for June 6 SAT
    May 5 ? Cinco de Mayo lunch and activities
    May 14 ? JH/HS Spring Band Concert, Riverpark Church, 7 p.m.
    May 16 ? Year-End Choir Concert, G.Z. Main, 7 p.m.

    May 18 ? Senior athletes awards night
    May 18-19 ? Senior finals
    May 19 ? CSF recognition banquet
    May 20-23 ? Senior trip to Southern California

    May 23 ? H.S. Drama Production, G.Z. Main, 7 p.m.
    May 25 ? No school: Memorial Day observed
    May 26-27 ? Finals for grades 9 through 11
    May 28-29 ? Half-day schedule
    May 29 ? End of second semester/fourth quarter
    May 29 ? High school graduation

    June 6 ? SAT & Subject Tests testing date

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