The Falconer

Students think outside the box

Michelle Daniek, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2013

Destination Imagination is a program that runs from elementary through college levels, dedicated to promoting critical problem-solving skills and encouraging kids to step outside the box. Faced with an array of challenges, from...

Musicians make melodies down in the pit

Patrick Duggan, News Director

April 2, 2013

The musicians of the orchestra pit are every musical’s unsung heroes. Hidden away from the audience deep in the pit, woodwinds, strings and brass horns all work together to toot out the twist to which the stars on stage shout. Senior...

CTE fair introduces future students to elective options

Sarah Thornton, Managing Editor

April 2, 2013

Eighth grade students from all five county middle schools visited the CTE Career Pathways fair hosted at FHS on Feb. 26. Students from Kettle Run, Fauquier and Liberty set up booths in the new gym for the twelve career classes...

Enigmatic teachers proffers wisdom

Abby Seitz, Online/Associate Editor

April 2, 2013

An oasis of creativity occupies the end of the 100s hallway. Cinderblock walls display an array of posters, featuring everything from Walt Whitman to The X Files. near a wooden desk, flooded with papers. A towering man sits at...

Raines brings care, compassion to work

SaraRose Martin, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2013

We all know his booming voice and his calm, patient demeanor. Assistant Principal Jim Raines has been at FHS for almost 30 years, and his family has created a legacy in the Fauquier County school district. Raines grew up in Arlington,...

Sub-tweeting is sub-intelligent

Fiona McCarthy, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2013

Scrolling through the average student’s Twitter feed, one finds that the majority of teenage tweeters seem to be talking to someone – but without any names. Sometimes these tweets are directed to “#oomf,” which is an...

Senior’s speech succeeds

Sophie Byvik, Editor-in-Chief

April 2, 2013

Senior Imogen Sherrit tied for first place in the Rotary Club’s annual speech contest on Feb. 21. The yearly competition invites high school students around the county to write, memorize, and perform a speech, generally about...

TSA champs win regional medals

Patrick Duggan, News Director

April 2, 2013

The annual regional TSA competition was held March 9 at Mount Vernon High School. Eight FHS participants placed within the top 10 positions, and three placed within the top three. All participants within the top three positions...

FFA raises chickens

Eryka Hackett, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2013

There’s nothing quite like a homemade, farm fresh meal. The comforting smells of Saturday morning eggs and toast can wake up the deepest sleepers and bring them running to the table. This weekend, why not try some fresh eggs...

Hello, Dolly! to open in April

Sophie Byvik, Editor-in-Chief

March 20, 2013

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the famed musical, Hello, Dolly!, and the school, which also turned 50, joins the celebration this spring with its production of the musical. Senior Sadie Carr stars as Dolly Levi, a widowed,...

Taco Bell moving to new location

Abby Seitz, Online/Associate Editor

March 20, 2013

Our generation has witnessed many historic events, from the election of America’s first black president to the opening of the new building on campus. In April, we will see another groundbreaking event in our community – the opening of a new Taco Bel...

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