creating the cover

The original idea for the cover was to have all the Mr. Fond du Lac contestants in “spring break-y” clothing. However, things become too rowdy during the photoshoot. (Imagine ten silly boys all together in one room! See pages 11, 12, and 13 for more.) It was decided that the cover belonged to the one and only Casey Wilson, the winner of Mr. Fond du Lac!


Cardinal Columns
Fond du Lac High School 801 Campus Drive Fond du Lac, WI 54935 920-929-2740

School store closed following staff thefts
Students sent to the student court; no date set for the store’s reopening
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This February the Cardinal’s Nest, Fond du Lac High School’s school store, was abruptly closed when an internal investigation revealed theft from the store by its very own employees. Eight student employees and one friend of the employees stole merchandise, money and gas cards and used the school resources to buy themselves lunch on numerous accounts. Mrs. Krug-Pickart, the store’s advisor, is unsure whether or not the school store will open again for the remainder of the school year. Despite video evidence of the students stealing from the school store, Principal Jon Wiltzius chose to refer them all to the school’s Student Court rather than press charges. Each student faced the Student Court on a separate date beginning the week of February 25. Many students, however, do not feel that the punishment is fair. “Each kid had to write a five page paper about what they did wrong and had to clean the commons for two weeks,” said Marissa Wustrack, a friend of one of the former Cardinal’s Nest employees. “Why do they get special treatment?” said Abby Rogler, sophomore. “Just because they get good grades and are involved in activities, people think they would never steal from the school store.” Mr. Wiltzius said he did not want to press charges because he felt it was “a learning experience for all” and because it was difficult to tell exactly how much each student stole. “I think the school needs to take part of the responsibility for this incident because of the lack of structure and supervision the school store was under when this happened.” Although the school did not press charges for this case, Officer Vokes said other students have been charged with theft for stealing property such as iPods at school. “I would say that I issue approximately two citations per month for theft,”

he said. “That isn’t including the ones that we find alternative punishment for.” Mrs. Krug-Pickart first launched an internal investigation led by Officer Vokes on February 7 when she noticed discrepancies in the school store balance. “I was questioning the six gas cards that were missing since I did not know of any being sold,” said Mrs. Krug-Pickart. “The balance was under where we should of been for this time of the year.” Surveillance videos from February 2, 2013, showed the group of students taking money from the register and leaving campus to eat out. Thefts happened from the school store once to twice a week over the past four months. The students admitted to police and administration their involvement in the thefts, and six pieces of stolen merchandise that had been worn were returned to Krug-Pickart. The Cardinal’s Nest is a DECA Gold Certified Store. Throughout Krug-Pickart’s twelve years of advising the school store, she said employee theft has never been an issue. “This does taint the reputation of our school store, but it will not take away our Gold Seal Certification,” she said. Many former students from up to ten years past who have participated in the management of the school store wrote letters to reinforce what they have learned through experiences in DECA and their passion for the Cardinal’s Nest overall. “It is my pleasure to strongly recommend the school to not eliminate the store, nor replace one of the best high school experiences I was ever a part of. Or, most importantly, the high school experience that made me learn and grow as an individual,” said Kelie Reimer, a former employee from the class of 2012. “Lastly, I do not think Mrs. KP and the store should be punished by ignorant, childish behavior that this years’ students showed.”


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What’s going on at Fondy High?
Luckie Cha Copy Desk Chief




Fondy high’s FCCLA members, Kelly Bertram, Zoe Brown, Erin Draves, and Whitney Holzman, participated in STAR competition (Students Taking Action with Recognition) in Green Bay. Kelly and Zoe made a project that had people doThe FCCLA members nate over 95 items to the Sogoing to state. Photo lutions Center. Whitney and Erin did a project where they courtesy of G. Schmit. made hats and scarves, donating them to Loaves and Fishes afterwards. Because of these brilliant projects, all of them received gold awards and will go on to the state competition coming in April.

Danny Loomans begins his Food for Freedom project on May 25-26 for the most food collected in a 24-hour period. This is called the “Pallet Challenge.” The event is welcoming schools to come and support this challenge. People can collect food items and submit photos to the Food For Freedom website. The event begins at 1:00 PM on May 25th to 1:00 PM on May 26. Over 82,000 people living in poverty will be helped.

culinary team & prostart
Congrats to Fondy’s Culinary Team who placed 6th out of 27 teams in the Wisconsin ProStart Invitational Competition. Congrats to Fondy’s Management Team who placed 5th out of 12 in the competition!

The Culinary Team stands proud. Photo courtesy of Alicia Krukowski.

A FBLA competition occurred on Saturday, February 22. There were several winners that were from Fondy High in the 7-hour span of 40 events. They are Erica Daniels, Olivia Graham, Tanvi Kumar, Brad Morgan, Amarah Sharif, Paul Holden, and Mick Franke. They will be going to Chula Vista in Wisconsin Dells for their next competition on April 15th and 16th.

youth service day
Youth Service Day is April 29th. There is a sign up in room 2990 to various places starting March 25th and April 5th. Only sign up for yourself. Permission slips should be returned to room 2990 by Friday, April 5th. It is $2.00 for a t-shirt, and the t-shirt order should come with the permission slip. T-shirt pick up is on April 25th and April 26th. On April 29th, students will leave school at 11:30, eat lunch, and arrive at their location.

g lobal te ens
World day is on March 22, 2013. It is in the commons in Fondy High from 4:30 to 6:30 PM. Everyone should come and experience the different cultures. There will be bagpipe playing, drumming circles, Japanese folktales, Scandinavian cancelle, Korean songs, Indonesian dances, and Hmong folk songs. Also, there will be food there from different cultures. The food will be $.25 each.

random acts of kindness
Random acts of Kindness are putting on a project called “Operation Beautiful.” They will be leaving positive messages around some parts the school to make smiles. They also plan on giving free hot chocolate in a few weeks at the main door until they run out of hot chocolate to give. Random acts of Kindness is welcoming new members with brilliant new ideas.


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Fondy Turns Another Page
Storybook Land was a huge success
M a d e l e i n e T r ta n Editor-in-Chief

At the beginning of Spring, Key Club members take part in the annual Storybook Land. On March 9, students from Fondy High disguise themselves in costume from characters of different fairy tales and children’s books. Throughout the English pod there are five stationed “stories” with students dressed up as princesses, dwarfs, villains and animals. This year’s stories were Snow White, Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, Wizard of Oz, and Old McDonald. At each station, the story is re-enacted for children of the community. When the act

is finished, the students ask children questions about reading and writing. The event promotes literacy for children and encourages creative minds. “Everybody that came to Storybook Land was super appreciative,” said Mrs. Stelmacher, the Key Club advisor. “The students also did a great job acting out their skit instead of just telling a story.” Storybook Land is a non-profit event. Every child that comes to Storybook Land also goes home with a complimentary, souvenir book. Carly Lawrence, a junior, played a dwarf in Snow White. “I really enjoyed it!” said Law-

rence. “I thought I would hate it but the kids were all really funny and cute and they seemed to love it. The parents liked it a lot, too.” Brad Morgan, junior played Grumpy from Snow White. “It was awesome seeing the smiles on the kids faces as we performed,” said Morgan. “This was my first year acting in Storybook Land and it turned out to be my favorite Key Club event. We talked to them about their reading habits and each performance. It was really great knowing that we helped play a part in helping them read more.”

making profound music together
Biennial Choral Extravaganza to be held on April 6
B e r g e n Va n R i p e r E n t e r ta i n m e n t E d i t o r

The District Choral Extravaganza will be held on April 6 at 4pm, for roughly an hour in the fieldhouse at Fond du Lac High School. The event, which occurs only once every two years, is when all the Fond du Lac District schools, Kindergarten through grade 12, combine for one choir concert. This concert for all students helps them see how they have developed with their singing. The younger group of kids can see how they could develop throughout their choir studies after seeing and singing with the older kids.

“It’s lots of fun,“ says senior Katie Sternitzky. “The kids are so cute and look up to all of us. It is the most precious thing to hear them sing. It can be more challenging since we sing a song with them, but it’s very cute and fun.¨ ¨It was definitely very challenging,¨ says senior Sahra Mahamed. ¨Elementary school kids are not exactly at the same singing level as high schoolers, but they were willing to learn anything that we were learning. They were attentive and showed that they wanted to participate to the best of their ability.¨

There will be no admission fee to come and see the concert. The songs that are sung at the concert vary. This year it is American themed, with American Folklore, and at the end they will be honoring the veterans with their last two songs. There are at least a thousand singers expected for the event. The younger kids will be exposed to this sort of thing early, making it easier for them as they continue singing for choir. “The District Choral Extravaganza is to make profound music together,” says choir teacher Mrs. McVeigh.


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The Fond du Lac Forensics Team discovers unparalleled success this year
K u m a r / / S t a f f W r i t e r

the power
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that most people would rather be in the casket than giving the eulogy, but for the members of the Fondy Forensics team this couldn’t be more untrue. No, forensics is not about looking for a mysterious cause of death or investigating crime scenes for DNA, but rather a group of people who participate in public speaking competitions individually or in groups. Imagine walking into a room of people who don’t know anything about you but are dying to see you fail. In a matter of minutes you will watch every single one of these people give a speech on various topics hoping equally that they fail. To add to the stress of the situation you have a judge in the corner of the room furiously scribbling on a piece of paper ranking you from best to worst out of the entire room. You know your tiniest of actions are being scrutinized: your outfit, your hand gestures, your movements and your pronunciation. You no longer have time to fix your hair or clear your throat or even so much as stutter. Now imagine that you do that three times before you find out if you make it to the power



round, which will eventually determine where you place. That is forensics. This year the forensics team has a new coach and is stronger than ever. For the first time the team has taken a first place at a tournament, all 21 participants made it from sub-districts to districts, and this is the biggest team Fond du Lac has seen in awhile. Much of the team’s success can be attributed to student leaders like Tommy Chitwood and Dakota Vaughn who are co-captains and Kylee Thompson and Bobby Gruenstern who are junior coaches. However, it is the emergence of a Coach Kielman, who is new to the school as well as the team, that really seems to have brought the team together. Prior to coaching the Fond du Lac team, Ms. Kielman worked with North Fond du Lac’s orators. Even Coach Kielman couldn’t have prepared herself for the unparalleled success the team has faced. So far the team has placed at every single tournament as well as an unprecedented first place at Kaukauna, not to mention the dozens of individual placements. “Our team this year is probably the best we’ve had since God knows when,”

said team captain Tommy Chitwood, “As a team we have taken second at Berlin, second at Winneconne, first at Kaukauna, and we are all looking forward to our advancement to Districts.” The dynamic of the forensics team is unlike any other organization in the school. The team contains some of Fondy High’s most eccentric, talented, outgoing, and brilliant students. And no one is a better witness to the exuberance of the team than newcomer Ms. Kielman, who said she felt extremely welcomed by everyone when she first started and has already created a strong bond with many members. “The Forensics Team is made up of twenty-one unique, creative, and sometimes crazy individuals with a lot of a talent for public speaking,” she says. “The enthusiasm the team shares for forensics and each other is the one thing I really like about forensics. We have a lot of personalities and different people its great to see the enthusiasm for each other. I have a lot of members who feel like they were really welcomed into the team and now have a place and have a group to belong to.” One of Kielman’s favorite moments


falling for forensics!
The Forensics team poses in front of the display case where their trophies are proudly presented for all of Fondy High to see.

“If Batman and Chewbacca went on a crime fight spree– Forensics is better than that.”
– s i m o n r i t e r spirit are welcome and encouraging during the award ceremony. However, chanting, screeching, howling, and general rowdiness are unnecessary.” “I don’t want to say we were fully responsible for that,” Kielman laughs, “but we definitely had a great time.” With so many memories from this season, it begs the question what is ahead for the forensics team. “Next year is going to be a big year,” said Tommy Chitwood. “Let’s just say that if you think Forensics is awesome now, just wait until next year. I’m not allowed to say anything else until it is finalized.” Coach Kielman’s only advice to people who want to join next year is to get a headstart and sign up as early as possible. “Although there may be plenty of growing to do, we have become, in a sense, a family,” says Tommy, encouraging as many new members as possible. “Unlike most other activities at Fond du Lac High School, Forensics provides a welcoming atmosphere for all people, both novice and experienced in the sport of public speaking. This welcoming atmosphere and acceptance allows us to have the bond that we all have. We’re about improving speaking skills, setting goals, and having a good time in the process.” In simpler terms, Simon Riter, three year Forensics veteran, encourages people to join the Forensics team. “Forensics is like something good, but better. Star Wars meets batman, but better. If Batman and Chewbacca went on a crime fight spree–Forensics is better than that.” from this year’s season was taking first at Kaukauna because it provided a story to tell – and not just because they won in the small team division. Before Kaukauna, the team had been used to receiving second or third place at competitions, so when the third and second place teams were announced they were extremely disappointed. However, when Fond du Lac’s name was called as the first-place winner, the team didn’t stop cheering for two whole minutes. “I don’t want to say we were obnoxious, but we went crazy,” says Kielman. Yet, that isn’t why this moment will always stick out to her. To get a real sense just how excited they were. this statement from the next competition’s program sums it up: “Enthusiam, sportsmanship, and team


Art show makes its show
Fondy high’s art show appears during the third week of May
Luckie Cha // Copy Desk Chief






hard, senior Elliot Piper gets to be himself in his classes: Glass 1, Ceramics 1, Painting 2, and Drawing 3. His class schedule reflects who he is as a person just like his art. Elliot will finally get his art recognized in the art show from May 13-17. “I like that you are able to draw or paint something from your imagination,” says Piper. “Thanks to the art classes I’ve taken, I now have more of an appreciation for art and a new appreciation for how hard it is to be an artist.” Different arts will come together from all art classes in this year’s show. The

drawing classes, painting classes, ceramics classes, glass classes, metal classes, sculpture classes and the art foundation classes finally get to have their one week of sunshine just like how a play or musical gets their time to shine on stage. The art show will be at Fondy High in the media center for an entire week in May, but on the Tuesday of that week, the art show will be open to the public, where hundreds of people have shown up before. It will be open 6:30 PM-8:00 PM. “It lets me express myself in ways that I can’t with words,” says Sam Eck. “It lets me record my thoughts without having to use a thesaurus.”

“A lot of them would be inspired to go see the art pieces,” says Mrs. Birschbach. “It will inspire them to do things on their own or to even take an art class. When people take art, they begin to take a different view of how they originally viewed things.” Students who have independent studies for art have their own section of the art show. It’s a time for the artist to invite his or her friends and family to go see the wonderful work he or she has done. “We’ve been doing this for 25 years, and I think students really enjoy showcasing their work to their friends and family,” says Mrs. Birschbach. “It really is a time for them to show off.”

Hockey’s state run ends quickly
Rachael schneider // sports editor

When the season first started, it looked like the boys hockey team could conquer any game. Even when they lost a couple tournaments or conferences, they still held strongly together as a team. It seemed like state would be nothing. But, unfortunately, the boys lost 6-3 against Superior on Thursday, February 28. “The one thing I would’ve changed about the game is just our team’s overall performance,” says sophomore forward Jack Nejedlo. “It would’ve been nice to come out and score the first goal and get the nerves out quicker. I think we were very nervous to play on that stage, but other than that, I think that was the best experience most of the boys are going to have.” “Trying to get more goals would have helped,” says junior forward Mi-

chael Wilson. “We should have been trying to find open spots better. We just could’ve handled it differently.” “We should work on a better lockdown for defense,” says senior Cory Steffes. With the season over, the seniors will be leaving. They had some thoughts looking back on hockey. Coach Sarazin also had some thoughts looking back on the season. “To me, hockey was more than a game,” says senior goalie Charlie Blagoue. “A lot of people don’t realize how much the game means to the players, because it’s not that popular. Stepping off the ice was surreal. It was hard at first, but my high school career, especially my senior year, has been amazing and has brought so many memories.” “It has been really exciting coach-

ing the team this year,” says Coach Sarazin. “The guys practice with enthusiasm and push each other with intensity, which makes them easy to coach.” The final standings of the seasons were 19-3-2. Can the boys make it to state next year again, and maybe come home with a win?

was more than a game. ”
– c h a r l i e b lag o u e

To me, “hockey


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Senior sahra Mahamed shares her passion for K-POP singing

by christine moua // art director
photo by c . m o ua


he halls are quiet, and the students have gone home, but it’s only the beginning for senior Sahra Mahamed as she gets ready for work in the Social Studies pod of Fond du Lac High School. She stands in the custodian’s closet, first putting on plastic gloves, then filling a bottle with glass cleaner. Her iPod sits on the shelf among other cleaners and towels, and she shuffles through her library before finally choosing “Fantastic Baby” by Big Bang. She sings quietly to herself as she gets ready for four hours of cleaning the classrooms of Fondy High. Through all of this, Mahamed shows no sign of having a deep passion and talent for singing... in Korean. A strange talent to some, but not to Mahamed, who has been singing and speaking in Korean since 2010. “A friend was over at my house and asked if I wanted to listen to something really interesting,” explained Mahamed. “She then opened up YouTube and typed in a famous Korean Pop group, and that’s where the adventure started.” Mahamed was confused at first, watching these pop stars singing in a language that she could not understand. However, it grew on her the more she listened to K-POP (Korean Pop), and eventually, she was hooked. “I was addicted,” she said. “Addicted to the point where I taught myself how to read Korean perfectly in two months, and found a Korean teacher who I still meet with to help me speak Korean.” Mahamed was certainly dedicated to the world of K-POP, and even created a YouTube channel where she uploaded videos of herself covering different K-POP songs. “I realized singing in Korean was my passion when I finally had my YouTube Channel up and running,” said Mahamed. “I remember thinking that this YouTube channel was just going to be something I did as a pastime, or when I was bored. I thought singing in Korean was just my pastime. But when my first cover of ‘0330’ by U-KISS was released, the comments that I received were so uplifting and had me making Korean covers to please people.

“The comments ranged from being POP is intriguing. It’s fascinating to see in English, to actual Korean people in Sahra learn both the spoken and written South Korea stumbling upon my videos. Korean language. I’ve watched some They told me my voice was soulful and of her K-POP YouTube videos, and I jazzy and a complete 360 from what Ko- think that she has an amazing talent.” rean voices sounded like in pop songs. “The first time she told me she I remember a comment saying, ‘Wow, wanted to be a Korean pop star, your voice. It’s like a breath of fresh air!’” I just looked at her like she was “The response [to my videos] is tre- crazy,” said Morgan Braithwaite, mendous,” she said. “I have many sub- a friend of Mahamed’s. “But the moscribers that are loyal fans who promise ment I heard her sing her first Kto support me until I finally debut as a POP song, I knew that girl was gosinger in Korea. And truthfully, that’s ing to go places, and I knew she was all I ask for: to be supported, even if going to try like hell to get there.” this Korean dream never happens.” With the support of her friends and Mahamed admits that her father family, Mahamed has been able to travel wasn’t supportive at first of her goals to places around the country (“Thankto become a K-POP singer. “My mom fully, my father works for an airline, so did [support me], of course. But, my fa- traveling across the country has never ther was a little confused on the whole been difficult!”), where Korean entersinging-in-Korean bit. I remember him tainment companies hold auditions for constantly asking me why I didn’t just try anyone who wants to sing, act, rap, modfor the American market instead. My reply to that question was always, ‘Dad, singing in Korean is what I’m passionate about. The language of South Korea, the culture of South Korea – it’s what I want to do.’ He did eventually come around because he knew how determined I was to make this happen.” “I think that Sahra is a very talented young lady,” says Mrs. Talavera, a math teacher here at Fondy who has been supportive of Mahamed. “Her passion Sahra holds an audition sticker she received at the for Korean culInterContinental New York Barclay Hotel in NYC. ture and K-


wood, New Jersey, near New York City. is where the story gets a little sketchy.” Her father accompanied her on the Mahamed was told that she was trip, first flying out to Philadelphia and “golden,” but needed another talent or then driving to New Jersey with her. ability to go along with her singing. “The “On the long drive there,” explains Ma- translator asked me if I could dance,” hamed, “my father gave me fatherly tips she said. “And I replied, ‘No.’ But, they to get me motivated to try my hardest. encouraged me, and I had no choice. Telling me things like, ‘You’re here to They began playing some sort of bubput yourself out there and show them ble-pop Korean girl group song that I’d your ability. You have to promise me never heard of, and I began to panic. one thing: to do your best.’ When I got I started twisting around and tapping to the audition, I met up with a lot of my feet, and they made me awkwardly friends I’d met through my YouTube channel and we all talked about the audition. I got there so early and ended up being number six.” Over one-thousand people showed up on the first day of auditions (there were two in all), and competition was tight. “I remember seeing lots of people with their guitars,” said Mahamed. “I also remember seeing people singing to themselves and dancing in the corner.” “When I entered the Performing Arts Center, where the auditions were being held, they separated us into groups of people who sing, people who dance, etc. After that, they called the first ten people into the audition – s a h r a m a h a m e d area. They had us all in a hallway until it was our turn, and it was so terrifying. I could hear the other audi- dance there for maybe five minutes, tionees, and I was getting so nervous.” trying to see my ‘rhythm,’ they said.” Mahamed faced three judges, two The translator informed Mahamed translators and a man with a laptop who that although her singing was on point, was ready to play music for the audition- she lacked confidence when she danced. ees if needed. “They told me to briefly “My mind went blank at that point,” introduce myself and then start singing. she said. “Even though I out-sang evI sang, Kyuhyun’s ‘Hope Is A Dream eryone there, and they already said yes That Doesn’t Sleep,’ and they absolutely to me, my inability to dance or ‘b-boy’ loved it. There was a lady though, who was the cause of my downfall. I rereminded me of stone, who while I member walking out of there thinkwas singing, looked over at the others, ing, ‘I wasn’t chosen because I couldn’t and swiftly nodded. After seeing her dance? This is a Korean SINGING nod, I thought, ‘YES, I’M IN.’ But this television show!’ But, at least they loved

“There’s a school- Sahra, and then there’s the real Sahra, one who works hard to achieve her goals.”

my voice. I never said I was a dancer!” Today, Mahamed is signed to The Rock Agency, a talent casting and modeling agency in Madison that specializes in international distribution. “My father thought that contacting The Rock Agency would help me get my singing career out there more,” she said. “I set up an audition with them where I had to sing in Korean, show them my YouTube channel, and talk about where I wanted to be in the next few years. They openly admitted that they’ve never done anything such as this, but they were willing to sign me because of my vocal ability and talent.” Mahamed draws her inspiration for her passion from multiple K-POP singers and groups, one of them being Girls’ Generation. “They release hit after hit, and I want to be like that someday,” she says. Another inspiration of hers is Kyuhyun from pop group Super Junior. “I remember being brought to tears because of his voice. It is so soothing, but at the same time, powerful and just unworldly. Voices that move me or tell a story always seem to be my favorite.” One of her fondest memories so far was performing at Multi-Cultural Day, which is organized by Fondy High’s Global Teens Club every year. “I explained to the president of the group that I was a Korean singer, and that I wanted to perform my talent. Upon conclusion of my performance, many people came up to me and asked me where this journey began, and told me that this passion of mine was unique and amazing.” Mahamed will perform at Global Teen’s World Day for Cultural Diversity on Friday, March 22 in the school commons. “It’s obvious to me that I am not Korean,” she says. “And it’s also obvious to me that not everyone can understand Korean. But if sung with a lot of passion, your message of the song can easily be interpreted. This is my dream.”


photos by c . m o ua + s. inks

The Lads of Mr. Fond du Lac!

By Madeleine Trtan // Co-Editorin-Chief


Bye, Bye, Bye
Mr. Fond du Lac: a huge and hilarious success
during swimwear, formal-wear, talent and Q&A. With one common goal, all contestants strive for a roaring crowd. “I feel we were all shooting for funny and making the audience laugh rather than win the competition,” said Mr. Fond du Lac winner Casey Wilson, a junior. The boys put in countless hours perfecting their skits and learning the dances. Seniors Sydney Schibbelhut and Morgan Sass are to thank for the beautiful dance choreography. “Like always, its a good time,” said Tony Koerwitz, senior. “There was a well rounded set of talents this year. My swim wear was definitely my favorite. I do feel like I’ve progressed in the amount of talent it takes to actually do the talents. Especially this year when I did Super Mario Bros. I didn’t know that bib-overalls cost $55!” Koerwitz’s swimwear act involved him and his escort dressed in pieces of cloth. His escort, junior Libby Doll, stood on stage as Tony burst through the audience making barbaric noises. The most memorable moment of the night and a crowd favorite was during the Edith’s Fashion Show, presented by senior Vicente Lezama. Vicente had a pretty rough start to the show; his nerves were getting the best of him and he was struggling to read his script in a natural tone. When a model walked out in an astonishing blue sequined dress, Vicente’s eyes lit up. “Wow, I almost went straight for a minute!” he said. The crowd burst into laughter. After his infamous one-liner, Vicente carried on narrating the fashion show with elegant grace and poise. A plot twist indeed, a senior was not crowned Mr. Fond du Lac 2013. Junior Casey Wilson deservingly took home the title. “I was super excited to win Mr. Fond du Lac!” said Wilson. “When they said my name, I was shocked at first but the shock soon transformed into shear excitement! I did not expect

ondy’s most eligible bachelors raised the pageant bar once again. The Mr. Fond du Lac contestants (freshman Calvary Straub; sophomores Angel Ramirez and Josh Schneider, juniors Mitch Schmall, Henry Dhonau, and Casey Wilson; seniors Tony Koerwitz, Brennan Davies, Ethan Van Gorder, and Bobby Shepherd) stole our hearts with a nothing less than adorable performance. It’s the show that students and staff look forward to all year; the show that makes us question our fellow classmates’ sexualities; the show that holds the elite few teenage boys who are more than comfortable in their own skin, who bring tears to our eyes and who leave their hearts and souls on stage. On February 27, we flashed back to our childhoods when the boys performed an opening dance number to a mix of classic 90’s boy bands. Throughout the show the boys made us laugh



to be the winner. I honestly thought that Tony [Koerwitz] was going to win–considering he has been in it for all four years and a lot of hard work and time went into all of his acts. Now that’s not to say I didn’t work hard and I didn’t put a lot of time into my acts, but I felt like Tony was going to win.”

left to right: Calvary Straub, Henry Dhonau, Mitch Schmall, Angel Ramirez, Josh Schneider, Ethan Van Gorder (and Tony Koerwitz), and Bobby Shepherd

"duckface deuces!"
–ethan van gorder before taking his “selfie”




kyle dunn
All roads lead to Valparasio
Jorden glendinning s ta f f w r i t e r

Kyle’s first impression of tennis when he started playing was that it was incredibly fun and challenging at the same time. Kyle started playing tennis when he was three years old. He started because his whole family played, and his parents got him started on it. Kyle says that the will to win and compete is the easiest thing to do when it comes to playing tennis. He also does not want to lose a point. “I like the one-on-one battle between you and your opponent,” says Kyle. “There’s nobody else who can dictate the outcome except you.” Kyle recently committed to Valparaiso University, where he will continue his tennis career for the next four years. Kyle decided to go to Valpo because he liked the program and the coach, and he felt like it is the best fit for him. Valparaiso is a small school in Indiana. Besides Kyle, there are two other mid-west recruits who are also going to Valpo. In his freshman year of college, he is going to have to focus on tennis, academics, and having a social life. In college, he will be studying either engineer-

ing, pre-med, chemistry, or biology. “I know that Kyle will have a successful college experience and be a great tennis player,” says

“There’s nobody else who can dictate the outcome except you.”
– kyle dunn

friend Ty Rebedew. “If that does fall through, he will be successful in the career that he will pursue.” One of the best times in Kyle’s tennis career was taking second place at World Team Tennis playing for Team Midwest.

Tennis doesn’t always come easy to Kyle, however. Even he has had to overcome some hardships. The worst thing for him was when he twisted his ankle and remained injured for a month. “He is caring off the court,” Senior Andrew McDermot says about Kyle’s personality. “But on the court, he is a competitor and won’t quit.” “It’s awesome having him on the team,” says teammate Stuart Nett. “He cracks jokes and always works hard.” One person Kyle really looks up to is his father because of everything he has overcome and because he pushes Kyle harder. Sometimes things may get heated, but he wants the best and has the best interests for Kyle at heart. Some of the best advice that his dad has given him is always put the work in. Kyle has had a great few years of tennis, and along with that, he has had some funny moments. “Once, I was warming up and thought that I was wearing shorts under my sweatpants,” says Kyle.” But when I took them off, I realized I just had my compression shorts on instead!”


With Spring sports seasons just beginning, we take a look at our Fondy Athletics.
KAY L A M ARCOE / / E n t e r t a i n m e n t e d i t o r

boys tennis
The boys tennis season is approaching quickly, and the players are anxious to get back on the court. This season, there will be three doubles teams and four singles players. Expectations are high for everyone, and personal goals are growing. “Placing as a team at state, Rex Whealon and I placing in doubles, and being honorable mention all state,” said junior Stuart Nett. “Those are my expectations for this season.” Good luck to all of our tennis players!

boys v arsity baseball
Boys baseball has big hopes for the upcoming season. “I expect solid pitching just like my previous years on varsity,” said senior Tyler Kryzanowski. “It has always been our strong suit. Our key to success this year will be our hitting. My personal goals will be to improve on both sides of the ball to in turn make the rest of the team better. As for the team, I see us having a solid season and earning a few playoff wins.” The season kicks off with an away game on Tuesday April 9 in Kaukauna. They return home and play Appleton East on Thursday the 11. Both games start at 4:30.

girls rugby
Girls rugby is looking to have another successful season – in more ways than just winning. “Everyone expects to win all games,” said senior Margarita Velasco. “We, as a rugby team do expect that, but we also expect to make new friendships with girls from the other teams.” The team will be taking a trip to France this year, something that no other sport team can say. “April 1522 we will be in Paris,” Velasco adds. “We are playing in an International 7’s Rugby Tournaments, which is a different form of rugby than we play here.”

This year, track looks better than ever. The talented team from last year is now matured, and the younger members are looking promising. “At the first week of practice, we seemed to have a good group of girls,” said Marisa Wustrack, a junior. “Everyone’s friendly and everyone gets along pretty well. There’s a lot of talent in the upcoming freshman, and I’m expecting (hopefully) some great conference results for everyone! Personally, I’m hoping to make the trip back to state and place in the top five for triple jump. Last year I blew out my ankle in my second prelim jump and was still able to make it into the top ten, so I have high expectations for myself this year.” “My expectations for our track team are to not only get to state for the 4X800 relay, but to metal in the relay too,” said senior Elliot Pieper. “I would like to see at the least 15 people go to state. A Personal goal of mine is to get a 1:57 for an 800 meter and to go to state. A goal the track team has set is to send as many people to state as we can but for the distance runners it’s to metal at state, and a hopeful top five.” Both girls and boys track seasons start off with meets in mid-March.

girls varsity soccer
Girls soccer has big hopes for the 2013 season. Senior Kyra Gravelle shares some hopes and expectations for the season. “We have a good group of girls coming back and we’re expecting to do well. We are hoping to be able to make it to state and overcome the obstacle of losing Bri Wagner (our goalie) due to a surgery. Our first scrimmage is March 23, and our first game is April 2.”

boys golf
“Like every year, our first goal is to assemble a team that will compete for the FVA conference Championship,” said golf coach Mr. Flasch. “Fondy has been Conference Co-Champions the last 2 years! The next step is to advance through Regionals and try to place first or second at Sectionals to have an invitation to the ultimate prize... GO TO STATE.” The boys season officially kicks off with a JV Invite on April 8th.

Cardinal Columns wishes all Spring sports team good luck!



The Packer favorite decides to put away the jersey for good

Donald Driver, the Packers legend, decided it is time to hang up the cleats and focus on being a father. After 14 years of playing for the packers, Driver has no better way to celebrate his retirement than to do it with all the fans and teammates. Being the third best wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers, Driver is lucky he is one of the 18 players to have over 700 career catches and 10,000 yards in only 200 games. It is a special and rare story to hear of an athlete as good as him who only played for one team for his entire career. The only person to be on the packers longer than Donald is Brett Favre; after all, being 38 in the NFL is like being a grandpa. A player can only take so much before they have to back down. Driver has inspired countless people to exercise and play football or other sports to just be active. He has always been a person to look up to since he is a legend of the Green Bay Packers. His retirement announcement took one hour just to let some fans and teammates talk about how great Driver was. Then, when he got up to talk and thank all his fans and teammates, the tough Donald Driver shed a tear. “This was one of the hardest decisions I had to make,” said Driver during his speech. The person he thanked

the most was his mother for telling him to follow his dreams. Time after time he got really emotional and needed to take a break from speaking. During his speech, he put in a little humor saying, “I don’t know what to do now,” and he started to laugh with the audience. Even as a legend, Donald had to work for everything, such as his spot on the team. Now he wants to work at being a family guy; a man that can be the best father out there. People will tell his child, “Your dad was a great football player,” but that child won’t hear, “your dad was a great father.” The reason for that is he has to show that he is the best father and husband for his family. Since it is retirement time, he can work on being more of that awesome father that he has wanted to be. His motto while on the team was, “never let anyone see that you were hurting.” This motto came from the legend Brett Favre. Favre took Driver under his wing in 1999. Brett taught Driver more than enough to become a legend of the Green Bay Packers. When Favre changed teams to the Minnesota Vikings, Favre and Driver were still friends after and before the game, but during the game they were rivals. The best part about having friends is it doesn’t matter

how far either one is apart because they will be there when you need it most. Driver says during his retirement speech, “The game never changed me. I am still the same guy that walked in at 1999, and I am leaving the same guy in 2013.” People ask, “who is better than the Packers?” Well everyone in Wisconsin knows it, and most people around the country know that no team is better than the Packers. No team has better legends, and no team looks better in green and gold than the Green Bay Packers. Out of all the legends to walk out of the great Lambeau Field, Donald Driver was the greatest.

“The game never changed me. I am still the same guy that walked in at 1999, and I am leaving the same guy in 2013.” –Donald Driver




Olympic committee takes out wrestling

will meet with the International Olympic Committee to attempt to be one of the seven sports to be re-instated in the Olympics. The final sports will be picked close to end of the year in September. “On my part, I hope that wrestling isn’t removed since it’s one of the hardest sports to compete in when you get older,” said former student and Fondy’s most recent Wrestling State Champion, Evan Ellison. “Since I was young, I wanted to try out again and attempt to compete in the Olympics, but by the looks of it, I won’t be able to reach one of my goals if they are removed.” The decision to cut out wrestling has left many people shocked, especially since no official reason has been given as to why this action will occur after the 2016 Olympics. Mixed Martial Arts has been trying to get its way into the Olympics to replace wrestling, but on the looks of it, it probably won’t happen, since its disliked by numerous countries in Europe. “Are you kidding me?” said Fondy wrestling coach Joe Rens. “Wrestling should deserve to be in the Olympics no matter what. It’s ridiculous to learn [...] that wrestling committees are having to put up with MMA as competition.” When the 2020 Olympics come around, wrestling fans and wrestlers can only hope their sport still has a spot to keep the competition going.

Wrestling has become one of the most physical and competitive sports around the world. It’s also a sport that has given many the opportunity to compete in a sport–from females to people with missing limbs. Even though it has been part of the Olympics for the previous hundred years, rumors have been stirred up saying that it will soon be removed from the competition. The decision came up last month when the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee announced in February that it has recommended dropping wrestling from the Summer Games beginning in 2020 because it is not a core sport anymore. However, this May, representatives for wrestling


The return of the heavy metal kings
a d a m w e bb / / STAFF W RITER

Finally, it’s 2013. With most of the members of Sabbath having very successful solo careers and after a long suit about the name of the band, the band has finally decided to reunite after many years. They unfortunately will not have their original drummer Bill Wade, due to contract issues, but for the most part, it’s the original line-up. I personally am expecting a great deal from this band. Being a big part of the founding of heavy metal, they really have a great deal to follow up on. Ozzy having a very successful solo career, much more than any of the other members, lyrically and vocally, I’m expecting a lot out of him. Looking back at “Iron Man” and “Paranoid,” some very successful Sabbath songs, and songs like “Crazy Train” and “I Don’t Want to Stop,” I’m hoping for a very bombastic headlong rush of an album. Ozzy (known for his riff-dominating singing style) is making me hope Tony Iommi (guitarist) will have his head in the game on this one. Though some of the band are experiencing health issues, Iommi and his stomach cancer in particular, I’m hoping that it doesn’t affect the music. For a band as cynical and dark as Sabbath (while also having a very bright optimistic outlook in some of their songs), tragedies like that would seem to influence a band like that in a positive manner. Their new album, 13, is projected to release in June. I hope everyone who is a fan of rock and roll will take some time out of their day to go check it out.

Cut back to a simpler time in Aston, Birmingham. Its 1969 and the music scene is mainly dominated by blues/rock, flower power and folk rock. Four musicians came together under the name Earth. Until inspired heavily by a horror film entitled “Black Sabbath,” they themselves were a blues/rock band. When they questioned why people of this day and age would pay so much money to see a dark and scary movie, they began writing music they felt were appropriate to that scene. Little did they know that that decision would forever influence the music industry as we know it. Heavily changed by the dark and sinister music they were creating, they changed their name and started performing under the guise Black Sabbath. Fast forward, and it’s 1979. Ozzy Osbourne is officially asked to leave Black Sabbath due to personal problems. The frontman was replaced by Ronnie James Dio. The band’s whole attitude and lyrical approach was dramatically changed, until Dio left in 1983 to pursue his own band. With only two of the founding members left (the original drummer leaving in 1980 due to personal problems and conflicting opinions on Ozzy’s departure) the band was confused as to where to go next. They eventually reunited with Dio, in the later days of 2006 to record an album and perform under the moniker of Heaven & Hell until Dio’s passing in mid2010. Again, this left the band unsure of where to go next.



movie review

beautiful creatures: what went wrong?
The movie doesn’t do the book justice
t a t i a n a b e ll / / s t a f f w r i t e r

One year after Stephenie Meyer’s The Twilight Saga was introduced to teens, Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl was released with a slightly cooler reception, not selling as many copies as The Twilight Saga, but being listed as one of the series to watch. And boy, was it watched. The fourth and final book of the Caster Chronicles, Beautiful Redemption, was released on October 23, 2012, and the trailer for the first movie adaptation had already been released for a month by then. Some changes, such as the different ending and missing characters, didn’t make the movie better. They were so noticeable that they probably made many people upset. Other minor changes, like the order of events, didn’t make that much of a difference because they still happened, in spite of how they were done. The main point of the movie is the relationship between Ethan Wate, a mortal, and Lena Duchannes, a Caster who will be claimed for either the Dark or Light when she turns sixteen. Obstacles include Lena’s mother, Sarafine, who is the most powerful Dark Caster ever known and plots to make Lena go Dark. In the movie, when you first meet Ethan Wate, you see him taking care of the house and his father by himself. This is an extreme difference from the book in which it is described by Ethan that Amma Tradeau takes over the housekeeper role. In the movie, Amma is shown taking care of Ethan less and revealed to be the keeper of the Caster library. In the book, the keeper of the Caster library was Marion Ashcroft, a close friend of Ethan’s mom. When we are first introduced to

more of Lena’s family when they all gather together, some of the members of her family are actually missing in the movie. Present are Lena’s cousin Ridley, her Aunt Delphine, her cousin Larkin who is Ridley’s brother, and her greatAunt Arelia, Macon’s mother. Missing from the family are Ridley’s older sister Reece, her younger sister Ryan, and her father, Barclay Kent. Also missing is Macon’s canine companion, Boo, who acts as his eyes and ears while following Lena around during the day while Macon sleeps. It is unknown why some important characters were cut out of the movie. Perhaps it was to make it less confusing so the audience had less characters to keep track of. It also, however, only shows two Casters who are Light, Arelia and Delphine, and makes it look like Lena will most likely go Dark because of how many of her family members already have, Macon included even though he uses his powers for good and not evil. When the movie was adapted, you can also spot differences between the characters when they are described in the book. For instance, Larkin was an ally in the movie who helped to keep Lena safe at the end. In the book, it was revealed that Larkin deceived his family by not telling them that he is a Dark Caster and is actually an ally of Sarafine’s, along with Macon’s lost brother, Hunting. At the end of the book, it is revealed that Hunting and Larkin ran away with Sarafine. The setting of some of the events and how they happen is also very different from the book. Both the book and the movie start at the beginning of the

school year, but the amount of days that Lena has until her sixteenth birthday is less than in the book. The winter dance that Ridley ruins in the book because Lena’s classmates embarrass her is not included in the movie. On the night of Lena’s sixteenth birthday, students from school come over to the Ravenwood mansion and have a party for her. In the movie, only family gathers for her birthday. Also, the reenactment of the Battle of Honey Hill, Ethan and Link participate and Link accidentally kills Ethan with a real bullet. In the book, Sarafine killed Ethan by stabbing him. When Sarafine is identified in the movie, it happens much sooner than in the book. Throughout the book, it is unknown how Sarafine is getting to Lena until it’s revealed she’s using someone’s body as a host. In the movie, this is revealed just half an hour through when Macon attends a meeting by the townspeople of Gatlin to have Lena removed from the school. Finally, the last major event completely changes the ending of the movie. In order to keep him safe, Lena puts Ethan under a spell that gives him amnesia so we don’t have a chance to see Ethan actually showing how courageous he is when it comes to saving Lena because he has no clue who she is other than the new girl at school. So, if you want a better ending that doesn’t leave such a huge cliffhanger, the book is a better substitute. It is also slightly better than movie, overall. Hopefully, if a sequel is made, it will be more true to the second book and changes won’t be so big that they are infuriating to the audience. Better luck next time (maybe?)


by the Editorial Staff

senioritis striking where it hurts
Seeing as this article was due last week, the only appropriate solution would be to begin writing right now, right? Of course, most of the editorial staff are seniors, and we don’t do (much) homework. Senioritis is a dangerous problem here at Fondy High, and the cure is about as reachable as the cure for an STD. “I haven’t done a lick of homework this year,” said senior Joe Neff. “Does that count as senioritis?” For some, it started much earlier than others. “Well, it all started my freshman year,” said Rex Whealon. “I pretty much just stopped doing everything that dealt with academics. I’ve found that it truly is a disease. I feel strongly about senioritis; it’s a huge part of my life right now. It’s a necessary evil.” Although it doesn’t clinch on to every senior, many suffer. Occasionally, some are oblivious to the fact that they are suffering. “It has changed my life for the better,” said senior Andy Mathews. “I don’t do homework, which leaves more time for activities like baths and getting back rubs from my mom. I also always come late to school, but since I’m 18, I am always excused. It’s no stress. We seniors deserve nothing but the best.” Other students use their time a bit more wisely. “I rarely do my homework anymore if I don’t have to,” said Sydney Schibbelhut. “I worry about other things like scholarships and where I’m going to college. I hate to say it, but sometimes I don’t even care what I look like when I come to school!”

“I haven’t done a lick of homework this year. Does that count as senioritis?”
–joe neff

best of the best
As news of the theft from the school store and the punishment the students received has filtered through the student body, the question has arisen, “would the same punishment have been given to any other student?” Although we, the Cardinal Columns Editorial Staff, cannot provide you with the answer, we think not. The underlying issue here is that naturally, as human beings, we tend to pick favorites. It seems to be that Fond du Lac High School favors select groups over others as well. Tempers rise when students find out that the most extremely minimalistic punishment is given to people, citizens, students etc., after a crime has been committed. Yes, certain crimes can be learning experiences, but would the conclusion be different if it was someone else? Many students do not get a second chance at being a varsity athlete after such incidents. The athletic code policy apparently has no violations against theft, yet students have been suspended from games for being a designated driver, participating in extracurricular activities on homecoming night, or having poor grades. Apparently stealing hundreds of dollars from the school will only get you a slap on the wrist and a few tables to clean in the commons. In the real world (not the Fond du Lac High School utopia), when that amount of money and merchandise is stolen, it is handled in state court, where it is determined whether a fine will be issued or jail time will be served. When students see that the administration appears to be picking favorites, it doesn’t play over well. The student body takes offense to the “charges” pressed on favored students who choose to take advantage of the school and the leniency of the system. Regardless of who the person is, a criminal offense should result in a criminal punishment, especially when that much is stolen over such a long time. In addition, their actions led to the closing of the Cardinal’s Nest for the remainder of the year, resulting in a dramatic loss of sales for the school. We and much of the student body are wondering: when exactly will the “shoplifters will be prosecuted” sign take effect?

“Apparently stealing hundreds of dollars from the school will only get you a slap on the wrist and a few tables to clean in the commons.”



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letters to the editor
I’m honestly kind of frustrated with the school. But mostly the fact that the sports department and arts department aren’t equally funded and appreciated. There are constant budget cuts being made in the arts department, especially in the music department as people have told me. Whereas sports gets a new weight room, even though the old one worked fine. Whereas the cheerleaders get a fundraiser to get new uniforms broadcasted, but when the band program has a fundraiser it’s not even recognized. Whereas the hockey team gets their own pep assembly, but music students don’t even get recognition from the school except in the newspapers, because that’s the only way the music department gets their appreciation. Our school treats the sports department as if it’s a more important extracurricular activity compared to others that are offered, when in reality the arts department should mean just as much to the school. If they have any appreciation for the arts department, they don’t show it. They don’t show the accomplishments that the band, orchestra, and choir students and teachers have. Sure, the plays and musicals are talked about on the announcements, but where’s the pep assembly for those events? We only have one musical and one play a year, can’t we have them run across the Field House like the hockey team? Studies have shown that students who read music are better at math through the use of rhythms, time signatures, and tempo. Music also helps with multi-tasking by having to pay attention to the conductor, tempo changes, changes in time and key signatures, use of dynamics, and playing stylistically. The pep band specifically supports the sports department by attending and participating in most sports events in the fall and winter. It’s part of the grade for the band students to attend these events. Pep band also gives the pep assemblies the entertainment when you walk into the Field House. Just imagine the home game during Homecoming week without the band playing. Or the homecoming parade, without the band what do we have to represent the school? An example of a major school supporting it’s art department, specifically the band, is UW Wisconsin. Statistically more people can get more jobs through art and music than through sports. To be a professional sports player, you have to be extremely good to make it on the team, and there’s not a lot of team members so even then you might not make it in. But, if you do something with music or theatre, you’re more likely to get in and instead of having to retire after a certain amount of years or age in sports, you can continue going until whenever you want to stop with your art career. There are also people who can not physically be in sports, but they are still able to participate in the arts. Without the arts department, then they are stuck with nothing. I’m not saying that we should get rid of sports completely, but I believe that there should be equal support between all the departments because they all tie into one another and support each other in their own ways. –Caitlyn Oestreich


B e l l e o f t h e ba l l
Will you say yes to a (prom) dress?
KAY L A M ARCOE / / e n t e r t a i n m e n t e d i t o r

PHOTOS c o u r t e s t y o f j o v a n i . c o m

Prom is sneaking up on us, ladies, and if you’re anything like me, it will take you awhile to find the perfect dress. Then there’s alterations, if needed, and finding shoes and accessories to match... there’s a lot to do! Plus, you only get one senior prom. You have multiple homecomings to dress shop for, but your prom is a once-in-a-lifetime dance. It’s time to hit the malls, bridal shops, or even the internet, to hunt for the dress that will make you say, “yes.” There’s many, many options when looking for your prom dress. Do you want to be Cinderella in a big, poofy ball-gown, or do you want to be sleek and sultry in a Mermaid dress? Flowy or tight? Strapless or straps? No matter what style or color you’re looking for, there’s many, many options and stores out there. The most popular online places to search for your gown are,, or specific designer sites, such as Jo-,, and Fond du Lac’s popular prom stores are Edith’s Bridal and Cinderella’s Closet, both of which

“It’s time to hit the malls, bridal shops, or even the internet, to hunt for the dress that will make you say, ‘yes!’”
carry beautiful varieties of gowns. If you’re into the princess style dress, there’s many different color and embellishment options available. Whether you’re looking for bling,

simple, or something in between, there’s a dress out there for you. Mermaid dresses are made to show off curves, and they’ll do exactly that. All mermaid dresses have the same general shape - that of a mermaid - but you can change almost anything else. Neckline, embellishments, sequins, fabric, color, you name it. The more popular style, the flowy Aline dresses, have pretty much anything you can imagine. The shape varies dress to dress, and all of the other options available to mermaid dresses are also available here. You can even show a little leg with an (appropriate) slit. No matter what kind of dress you want, it’s all about getting out there and trying them on. Even if a dress doesn’t look exactly how you wish it would while it’s hanging on the hanger, try it on! You never know if you’ll end up liking a different shape or style than you originally thought. Good luck and happy shopping!


star students
erin cole
Hobby/Sport: Varsity Tennis Years participating: Freshman-senior years Why you started: I started playing because I enjoyed it and had success in it. Favorite part of your hobby: My favorite part of tennis was qualifying for and playing in the state tournament each year of high school.
p h o t o c o u r tes y o f e . c o le

s y d n e y s c h i bb e l h u t
Hobby/Sport: Choir Years participating: I’ve been participating in choir throughout my four years of high school. Why you started: I started in the fourth grade, as I was taking voice lessons at the time, and loved being surrounded by my friends who love to sing just as much as I do. Favorite part of your hobby: It has been a joy to meet such great people who are incredibly talented, and I hope to continue my choir journey in college.year of high school.

c a ll i e b a r b e a u
Hobby/Sport: Band Years participating: Since fifth grade Why you started: I have been a musician since I got my first toy piano, so joining a band in elementary school was just the next step. Favorite part of your hobby: Performing in front of an audience.

ben maruska
Hobby/Sport: Track & Field (shot put & discus) Years participating: Four years Why you started: I initially started just for something to do to stay in shape. I currently have hopes of qualifying for the state meet. Favorite part of your hobby: Competing with the other guys in our school and around the state.


bl as t from t h e past
From The Hi-Eye April 20, 1939
Check out the Easter plans and the “News Jots” items. No detail was too small for The HiEye. It’s great to get a close-up view of what our school was up to more than 70 years ago.

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