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The Falconer

The Student News Site of Fauquier High School

The Falconer

The Student News Site of Fauquier High School

The Falconer

Catherine Smith

Catherine Smith, Editor-in-Chief

Hey everyone, my name is Catherine Smith! I’m a senior, and the Editor-in-Chief of the paper this year! I joined The Falconer as a freshman and have continued ever since. I have held various positions in the past including Managing Editor, Social Media Director and Advertising Manager. I have loved seeing the paper grow over the years and having the ability to work with so many people. Outside of school I play tennis and work as Junior Staff at the Boys & Girls Club of Fauquier. I'm also an officer in DECA and NHS. I’m so glad to be back in person, and I can't wait to see how this year goes!

Everything by Catherine Smith

War Looms Near Home Country

Catherine Smith, Executive Editor
March 24, 2022
In a Twitter post announcing her acceptance to Shippensburg to play basketball at the collegiate level, Foddrell thanks her family as well as her coaches for all they have done for her.

Makayla Foddrell

Catherine Smith, Editor-in-Chief
January 27, 2022
In an Instragram post announcing her acceptance to Gardner-Webb to play softball at the collegiate level, Wayland thanks her family, friends and coaches for helping her along the way.

Meredith Wayland

Catherine Smith, Editor-in-Chief
January 27, 2022
Graves works regularly on his music to release songs to the public on a variety of platforms.

Musician Spotlight: Justin Graves

Catherine Smith, Editor-in-Chief
November 19, 2021

Spotlight Susan Hilleary

Catherine Smith, Editor-in-Chief
September 27, 2021
Preparing to release new songs, Jackson Irvine spends his day in the studio recording.

Humans of Fauquier: Jackson Irvine

Catherine Smith, Editor-in-Chief
September 27, 2021
Students complete assignments in class using their individual Chromebooks.

FHS: One Student One Chromebook

Catherine Smith, Editor-in-Chief
September 27, 2021
The bathrooms on the second, third and fourth floors in the main building are shut off to students.

Students Vandalize School

Catherine Smith, Editor-in-Chief
September 27, 2021
The original post from the FHS Zoo on Instagram gathering over 200 comments and likes.

FHS Zoo Instagram Wars

Catherine Smith, Editor-in-Chief
September 8, 2021

Meet the Athletic Department Night

Catherine Smith, Editor-in-Chief
August 13, 2021
The August 12 Public Health Order announced by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam mandates universal masking in K-12 schools.

August 12 Public Health Order

Catherine Smith, Editor-in-Chief
August 13, 2021
In her retirement Meyer looks forward to traveling. In 2019, she visited Fallingwater in Pennsylvania with her husband Dave.

Ann Meyer

Catherine Smith, Managing Editor
June 4, 2021
A current picture of Holmes outside on the Falcon field, where many gym activities have taken place over the years.

Mark Holmes

Catherine Smith, Managing Editor
June 4, 2021
Retiring this year, Sears will leave a mark on the FHS library and all who have gotten to know her.

Mary Jo Sears

Catherine Smith, Managing Editor
June 4, 2021
Looking up for a quick photo, Lantz is busy preparing students for their future math classes.

Rosanna Lantz

Catherine Smith, Managing Editor
June 4, 2021
After much contemplation, Photography teacher Falkowski will be retiring this year.

Tom Falkowski

Catherine Smith, Managing Editor
June 4, 2021
Monseur is retiring this year after teaching a variety of history courses and levels.

Liz Monseur

Catherine Smith, Managing Editor
June 4, 2021
Cassidy Scott takes the lead in the Regional cross country meet at Morven Park.

Cassidy Scott

Catherine Smith, Managing Editor
June 1, 2021
Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May as a federal holiday.

On This Day

Catherine Smith, Managing Editor
May 31, 2021
Anna Wright

Anna Wright

Catherine Smith, Managing Editor
May 10, 2021
27 students in quarantine and zero active COVID-19 cases. May 5 made one month since reopening to four-day in-person instruction in Fauquier County Public Schools.

Quarantines on the Rise

Catherine Smith, Managing Editor
May 10, 2021
Carmen Hayden, Food Service Worker

Carmen Hayden

Catherine Smith, Managing Editor
May 7, 2021
Maria Vasquez, Food Service Worker

Maria Vasquez

Catherine Smith, Managing Editor
May 7, 2021
Cynthia Ennis, Food Service Worker

Cynthia Ennis

Catherine Smith, Managing Editor
May 7, 2021
Mary Bragg, Food Service Worker

Mary Bragg

Catherine Smith, Managing Editor
May 7, 2021
Tina Lewis, Food Service Worker

Tina Lewis

Catherine Smith, Managing Editor
May 7, 2021
Karen Cottrell, Food Service Worker

Karen Cottrell

Catherine Smith, Managing Editor
May 7, 2021
Sheneka Clinkscal, Food Service Worker

Sheneka Clinkscal

Catherine Smith, Managing Editor
May 7, 2021
Stacy Allen, Assistant Manager

Stacy Allen

Catherine Smith, Managing Editor
May 7, 2021
Lindsey Stewart, Cafe Manager

Lindsey Stewart

Catherine Smith, Managing Editor
May 7, 2021
Class of 2021 Update Brief

Class of 2021 Update Brief

Catherine Smith, Managing Editor
April 9, 2021
The FHS Falcon Cafe will be offering curb-side to-go lunches on asynchronous days.

FHS Falcon Café Update

Catherine Smith, Managing Editor
April 8, 2021
There will be an informational meeting for the FHS girls tennis team in room 831, in the Annex, on Wednesday, April 7 from 3:00 p.m. to 3:20 p.m

Girls Tennis Interest Meeting

Catherine Smith, Managing Editor
March 31, 2021
English teacher Traci Mellor hopes to spark curiousness in her students and bring success to her classroom this year.

Falcon Fresh Face: Traci Mellor

Catherine Smith, Managing Editor
March 24, 2021
The FHS Falcon Cafe will be implementing a new, universal, Point of Sale System throughout the upcoming weeks.

FHS Falcon Café Update

Catherine Smith, Managing Editor
January 28, 2021
Va Governor Ralph Northam called in the Va National Guard and 200 Va State Troopers to respond to D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowsers request in Washington, D.C.

Virginia’s State of Emergency

Catherine Smith, Managing Editor
January 6, 2021
Spending time outside, especially near the garden, is where Potecuk can be found. He shows his love for landscaping and agriculture at FHS.

Stephen Potucek

Catherine Smith, Managing Editor
September 22, 2020
During Fueschels time in Zumbai, she worked with an organization called Special Hope Network and made many lasting friendships.

Martha Fuechsel

Catherine Smith, Managing Editor
September 22, 2020

2nd FHS “Falcon Flyer” Summary

Catherine Smith, Managing Editor
September 18, 2020
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