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Reminiscing: the summer vacation

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As kids, summer was a time of splash pads and swimsuits, bubbles and friends, and overall just having fun. Now as teenagers, summer revolves more around work schedules, but students still have time to make summer memories.

Many students had family vacations planned during summer. “I went to Hawaii with my family for two weeks to the island of Kauai,”  junior SBO Tate Flint said.

Maddy Smith, a junior this year, also went on a family trip to Park City. “I went mountain biking and on a gondola,” Smith said.

Many students are able to visit fun locations during their vacation, whether it be family or school related. “We filmed our video for the [SBO] office, and then we went on our choir Legacy retreat up to the environmental center, which was super cool,” Flint stated.

Like much of the nation, Smith was able to participate in watching the eclipse of August 21st, a national historical event. “It was the eclipse!” Smith said. 

In all, summer was fun for most this year. But, now that school is back in session, the fun doesn’t have to stop.  Clubs, groups and sports teams have activities planned all year round to keep the fun going, even if we are back in school mode. There has been the band car show, the redneck games, and Homecoming week is still to come.

Summer memories will be in our minds for the rest of the year as we look forward to next summer.  

Photo Credit: Emma Wiser
The beach, a popular spot for many students to visit during their summer vacations and make memories.
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Sophomore Guide for Survival

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High school is a big event in a teenager’s life, however, it can be quite confusing when a student is first thrown into it. At Fremont High school, sophomores are the newbies when it comes to the street smarts of high school. While it seems chaotic, there are simple tricks and tips to make life easier.

  • Don’t stand in hallways. In between classes it can be fun to talk to friends, but “it’s a bigger school,” sophomore Elizabeth Heslop points out. Standing by the wolves can cause hundreds of students a delay to their classes.
  • Be careful in parking. Don’t take up more space than one spot. Since the school is crowded, the parking can be a free-for-all. Parking badly can ruin multiple students’ days.
  • Study. Do homework the night the teacher assigns it. While A days and B days are new and different, don’t procrastinate. It leads to late nights. An effective way to keep track of homework and classes is to use different planners for A and B days.
  • Major rule: stay out of the senior areas. “Don’t stand in the front at football games,” senior Madeline Witkowski warns. The seniors have designated areas for themselves, including the senior bench, the front row in football games, and the front middle section in the auditorium. Be patient, every year gets their turn.
  • Have fun. High school is the time to play, “enjoy it while you’re here,” advises Witkowski. It’s the time to be free.
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Skills USA goes to state

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Skills USA (the kids in the red jackets) is a club known for service projects like pulling weeds at the Nature Center and fun activities like bowling at Fat Cats. They also participate in competitions where students showcase their abilities and compete against students from other schools.

Skills USA competed at Salt Lake Community College on March 23-24.

“We had kids competing in t-shirt design, advertising design, promotional bulletin board design, photography, welding, modern sculpture and pin design,” said Montierth.

Nessa Ann, Skills USA member, competed in t-shirt design, in which she won third place. Her entry was a seagull with a mountain.

“We had a lot of kids place high. It was a pretty tough competition, ” Montierth added.

Brianna Watkins competed in pin design, who against fifteen other students,  placed sixth.
“We had six to nine minutes to present our pin design,” Watkins said.

Kinnli Brophy, Skills USA member, competed with her team in promotional bulletin board design and won third.

“You just basically create a bulletin board based upon your theme, and then you present it to the judges,”  Brophy said. “At the competitions, you tell them what your design is about, why you did it, what’s so important about it, that helps promote Skillsusa.”

Jayden Hess, Skills USA president, competed in advertising design. He placed fourth in state.

“For the competition itself, we have a technical challenge, to recreate an ad that was given to us,” Hess said. “Then we have a creative part where we design a logo for a company that they give us. A knowledge test that asks you your knowledge on the various skills that you’ve used for the competition.”

“It’s pretty incredible that Jayden got fourth, because that’s out of forty kids,” said Montierth.

 

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AP Scores

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The ins and outs of getting your AP scores.

As the 2016-17 school years comes to an end, our AP students have been working hard, and testing harder. Following there tests, the exams will be sent to Florida and will be graded by a panel of teachers. Students should expect to receive their scores by the beginning of July, although the exact date may vary based on the type of test you are taking.  To find out when your scores will be posted or to check what score you have received click the link below.

 

https://apscore.collegeboard.org/scores

 

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Stage lights kick on, It’s time to shine

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Nothing like watching a good competition, especially when it comes to theater. This is what the Utah High School Athletics Association (UHSSAA), also known as regions, is all about. This competition takes place each year at different schools in our region, Fremont is a 5A school which means we have the maximum amount of students. Which means we can only take around 24 , 4 per category.

“There are categories for one-act plays, which have a small or large ensemble as well as individual events such as scenes with 2-3 people, monologues, and pantomimes,” said Mrs. Christison, the new theatre teacher this year.

The one act this year will be The Sandbox by Edward Albee, this piece is under the absurdist category with a total of five members needed. Junior Becca Cope will be portraying the musician in this piece, “Although I have no lines I still create meaning through the music, my cello is literally my life,” said Cope.

There are certain requirements to be able to compete, “You have to have a certain grade-point-average, no F’s, and good attendance,” said Christison.

As well as one acts there are individual acts, that vary from humorous monologues to classical scenes. Sophomore Maleah Reynolds is performing a humorous monologue in the upcoming competition at Weber High School on Saturday March 25th. “I’ve really never tried humorous but turns out that i really enjoy it, i’m excited to perform because i love to perform so much,” said  Reynolds.

Even though regions are just two days long, it is from the butt crack of dawn to stunting stars of the evening.

“An acting competition prepares you for real life by teaching you skills such as overcoming stage fright, presenting your work confidently, and empathizing with others,” said Christison.

Allowing students to participate in regions creates a new viewpoint of an acting experience.

“Usually we only do one straight play and one musical each year, letting students prepare and present parts of other plays allows these amazing works to be shown even if we can’t do the whole show in the year,” said by Christison.

After all, new experiences help everyone improve.

“Regions are exciting and stressful all at once. Everyone has put so much work into their pieces, that makes it incredibly difficult to narrow down who goes. I wish i could take them all, I really do,” said Christison.

 

Photo: Madison Grissom
Tanner Sase practicing his puppet skills for the one act The Sandbox
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Battle of the Talents

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Fremont students compete for the best talent at assembly for students

By: Mira Monroe / Jacob Bradford

Like any other year, it was filled with unique talents, such as Tanner Sase blowing up a balloon with his nose. Everyone who auditioned filled the room with excitement and wonder.

The sign up sheet was full of singing and dancing routines. Although the number of song and guitar solos were huge, no two auditions were the same.

“It had a lot of good singers,” said sophomore Jessica Hunt, “ They were all unique in a way.”

The best of the best were plucked out of a group of 30 where 16 people could move onto the actual show.

Lights turn on and it starts, the auditorium is filled with singing, dances, and humorous piano routines. The cheers for the contestants overpowered some of the actual talents being shown.

When the talents were over it was up to the judges to decide what talent would deem the winner of the competition.

“The talents weren’t boring and they were all very good,” said sophomore Bailey James.

Ben^2+ C^2=<3, Ben Packard, Ben Hickenlooper, Cord Costley,  and Caden Probert took home the trophy they impressed us all with classy outfits and unique dance numbers. Walker McConkie and Hailey Thompson performed a song and guitar routine and Jackson bolos took third in a dazzling light show that wowed everyone in the crowd

Our winners ben^2  + C^2  = <3 get to perform in the end of school assembly this May, this year’s talent show was a complete success it did it’s job to amaze the student body and to showcase all the Interesting talents here at Fremont.

 

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Amazing light show by Jackson Bolos in this years talent show

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Kofi Herrick showing his rhythmic talent in this years talent show

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Photo: Jacob Bradford

The band “Ben^2 + C^2 + + <3” performing their dance to win the talent show

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Flex your mind in academic advisory class

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Academic flex classes give you a break from normal study halls 

There are many different options for our Flex classes but most people only choose their favorite teacher, or a class that they can play on their phones (study hall), but some flex classes are going a different route than just work time for your schooling. These classes range from cold war movies, to current events, helping you use the time you have to continue learning or to give you skills you will use in life. 

“So many students come in and just sit there so with an activity it helps with accountability,”

said Jann Welsh, the current event news teacher .

Many students don’t use the flex classes to its full capability but with a class that  requires something even something small like bringing in a current event it can help to train students to be prepared even with small thing. It also gives the students the opportunity to continue learning besides doing nothing.

“We’re focusing on a topic besides study hall,” said Durren Montgomery, the Cold war film teacher, “but students can still go to other flex classes and work on homework.”

These classes are for the people that want to continue learning when they have a period that is mostly used for something else.

“Half the student want to sign up because they want to learn something or the other half sign up because they just want to be in my class or they are just being placed in it,” said Montgomery, “so half seem like they want to learn, and the other half are in it because they ended up in that class.”

This is a problem because these classes are for the students who want to learn, and the students that just come in and talk create a distraction from the class itself. They provide a great experience and  great lessons but you have to be willing to come to that class and participate in what is going on.

These classes aren’t just for history and news but they also provide other skills that can be gained.

Misty Robbins takes the experience of high school dating and helps students go through this awkward time. In her unique and fun class she teaches the rights and wrongs of dating etiquette. This class helps the students to know how to act appropriately on a date.

“When we talk about different topics it educates them [about dating etiquette], “ said Robbins. “It helps open up conversation for dating.”

This class is another example of helping students out, not only academically, but in their actual life too.

“Kids will come back from dates and they will tell us how it went,” said Robbins.

They lead by example and through each other the class learns to be better dates and have a better time.

There are great Flex classes in addition to the academic study halls, providing an opportunity for students to learn a new topic, or a new skill, instead of just having “freetime.” Students are usually forced to take classes, Flex gives them an opportunity to choose what they want to learn. Flex can be fun and different, focusing on something students really care about.

 

 

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Student watching cold war films in Montgomery´s flex class

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Students providing news for their daily discussion in Welsh´s flex class.

Photo: Jacob Bradford

 

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Robbin’s flex class showing love by heart attacking the school on valentine’s day.

First row ( Hannah Dawson, Saydee Felt, Madison Mcnally,)

Second row (Ben Hickenlooper, Tai Meyerhoffer, Alyssa Velasquez)

Top row ( Jackson Bideaux, Brandie Miller, Kennedi Alexander, Kalley Murphy, .Baylee Jackson, Zach Taylor, Levi Bennett.)

 

 

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Hitting all the right notes

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With a new band teacher and only three weeks to practice it won’t stop the band from hitting the right notes.

 

The band concert went well with the new band teacher Mr. Densely. The concert had jazz line, percussion, concert band, and generic band.

“Mr. Densely did amazing”, said Riley Cooper, a part of the concert band. “He’s definitely a no rap cut kind of guy he doesn’t mess around and doesn’t deal with any stupid problems.”

Concert band played three pieces, English Folk song suite by Ralph William, Sleep by Eric Whitacre, and First suite in E flat by Gustav Hoist.

“We did really well I thought for only having three weeks to practice our pieces,” said Mr. Densely, band teacher.

Mr. Densely made a positive outlook on the students and these students like him as the band teacher and look up to him and his success in music.

“The students responded well and kept up with me like they were asked of, and they sounded really good as a group,” Mr. Densely said.

 

 

Mr. Densely conducting the band concert picture taken by Mr. Morse
Mr. Densely conducting the band concert
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Fish and Chips Sent Back Across the Pond

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Roylies, a local eatery, is feeling the pressure from Trump’s immigration crackdown

There aren’t many good places to eat by Fremont, but Roylies Cafe down the street from the credit union might be closing due to the Trump administration’s crackdown on immigration policies from the Obama era.

Roylies is one of the best places to go after football games, you can text in your order and pick it up for lunch, and their bacon sandwiches can’t be beaten.

The owners, Sue and Bill Whitelock, came here from the UK to live with family and start their own business. To stay in the United States, they applied for an EB-2 grant that allowed them to stay as long as they could prove that 50% of their employees are American citizens, and they have raised at least $345,000 from US investors or $100,000 from federal, state, or local government agencies.

The Obama administration proposed and passed this foreign startup grant, but Immigration officials have given the owners 30 days to either prove they satisfy those qualifications and be allowed to stay or to be deported.

They are having an ice cream social tonight to invite members of the community to write letters to help their case with immigration officials. The ice cream is free, but donations are appreciated. Roylies is located at 2414 N 4350 W, Plain City, UT.

 

The owners of Royalies, Sue and Bill Whitelock, came from England in 2014. Photo Cred: Lori Romney Photography
The owners of Royalies, Sue and Bill Whitelock, came from England in 2014. Photo Cred: Lori Romney Photography
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