The Falconer

Superintendent Jeck delivers leadership, vision, strength, and a dose of humor

Patrick Duggan, Editor-in-Chief

September 20, 2013

Superintendent David Jeck didn’t initially want to be an educator. He just wanted to play baseball. Specifically, he wanted to start for the Los Angeles Dodgers. However, as he often says, sometimes opportunities just find you....

Coming Holmes: Former Falcon baseball star returns to alma mater as activities director

Abby Seitz, Managing Editor

September 19, 2013

After serving as everything from star pitcher to Liberty golf coach to elementary school teacher, Mark Holmes landed his dream job as FHS activities director. Holmes applied for the position after Allen Creasy announced his retirement earlier this year. “When the opportunity arose, it seemed like the perf...

Farm experience fuels love for animals

Michelle Daniek, Staff Reporter

April 30, 2013

For senior and FFA secretary Kacie Tinnesz, growing up around farming culture was a motivating force in joining the group. “My brother was in FFA when he was still in high school, and I had grown up with all the rednecks,”...

Pell’s drive helps students thrive

Jake Lunsford, Staff Reporter

April 30, 2013

After getting her bachelor’s degree in criminology, English resource teacher Jennifer Pell decided to switch her focus to special education. Pell has been a teacher at Fauquier for two years and has earned the reputation of...

‘Jonesy’ helps athletes grow: Coach serves up education and inspiration for students

Fiona McCarthy, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2013

You might know coach Quentin Jones as the man always rushing through the hallways in cowboy boots on some unknown mission, or as your biology teacher or the track coach. You might be one of the few students to know him as coach...

Augustine dominates softball field

Maddie Lemelin, Features/Arts Director

April 2, 2013

Senior Justina Augustine began playing softball when she was 10 years old. Eight years later, she has become one of the district’s top players and has signed with Longwood University’s Division 1 softball team. “One of...

Holmes at home on pole vault

Ryan Perry, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2013

No one at FHS knows pole vaulting quite like senior Grant Holmes. With his technique constantly improving, he placed 10th in the New Balance Indoor Nationals on March 9 at the Armory in New York City. “I was happy just to be...

Morrison cradles pressure with ease

Caroline Liebel, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2013

Although only a sophomore, Robert Morrison is a key player for the boys varsity lacrosse team. Starting varsity as a freshman, Morrison has high hopes for the season. “Last year we were an average team,” Morrison said. “This...

Sadie Carr takes spotlight

Maddie Lemelin, Features/Arts Director

April 2, 2013

Senior Sadie Carr’s characters have left their mark on the theatre scene. She has brought to the stage the regal Queen Elizabeth of Richard III, the spunky Bertha Bumiller of Red, White, and Tuna, and the pretentious Lady Bracknell...

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...

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...

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