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FHNtodayTV – March 14

FHNtodayTV – March 14

March 14
Filed under Showcase, Videos

On this edition of FHNtodayTV, anchors, Brayton Larson and Kelsey Decker bring you a few interesting stories from the month including: a feature on the thrift shop Renewed Treasure, a feature on how Nahed Chapman, an immigrant school, is helping students, a look at Uma Upamaka and her spelling career,...

Speech and Debate Participates in Districts

Speech and Debate Participates in Districts

By Kylah Woods, Newspaper Staff
March 14
Filed under News, Showcase

FHN’s Speech and Debate team participated in districts on March 9-11 at Clayton high school and Pattonville high school. “I think it's great we qualified for nationals at duo interpretation,” freshman Uma Upamaka said. “But I also think we have some areas where we could improve.” Dist...

Uma Upamaka’s Success In Spelling

Uma Upamaka’s Success In Spelling

By Rebekah Maye, North Star Staffer
March 14
Filed under Paper Day, Showcase

Her name is called, breaking the silence on the quiet stage, and she stands up, number 132 swaying around her neck. A judge sitting before her assigns her a word more complicated than the last, and she thinks about it carefully before saying each letter. She spells it correctly, to the relief of the...

Nationally Ranked Spelling Bee Contestant, Uma Upamaka

Nationally Ranked Spelling Bee Contestant, Uma Upamaka

March 8
Filed under Showcase, Videos

Uma Upamaka is a freshman at Francis Howell North as well as a nationally ranked speller around the world. She has been spelling almost her entire life, and all the work has lead her up to the present. Spelling has effected her life positively and she plans to continue studying etymology as a hobby throughout...

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