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French Teacher David Fritz Reflects on His Teaching Career as His Final Year of Teaching Comes to a Close

French Teacher David Fritz Reflects on His Teaching Career as His Final Year of Teaching Comes to a Close

By Sophie Carite, North Star News Editor

Published: May 2, 2019

David Fritz taps his fingers on a classroom desk, a wistful look on his face as he remembers the early years of his teaching career. Gray hair and impending retirement aside, Fritz is not dissimilar to the youthful 22 year old that he was when he first began teaching. His exuberant personality is ev...

Choir Prepares for Broadway Revue

Choir Prepares for Broadway Revue

By Gracie Bowman, North Star Entertainment and Opinions Editor

Published: May 2, 2019

Knight Choir will be performing at their Dinner and Broadway Revue on May 3-4. The show will be held in the FHN auditorium. Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. and the show will start at 7:30 p.m. “It’s really neat,” choir director Jennifer Crane said. “There’s a lot of energy. We get to add t...

Sophomore Zoë Meier Devotes Time to Pursue her Dream of Singing Opera

Sophomore Zoë Meier Devotes Time to Pursue her Dream of Singing Opera

By Chloe Horstman, North Star Reporter

Published: May 2, 2019

Singing and dancing around the room, a 2-year-old girl tells her grandparents their lines and cues again. The performance has to be just right by the time her mother comes to pick her up. Since she was very young, the performing arts have been a giant part of sophomore Zoë Meier’s life, and she fe...

Band to Host Spring Concert on May 9

Band to Host Spring Concert on May 9

By Macy Cronin, North Star Reporter

Published: May 2, 2019

Update: The band concert was moved until May 9, changes in the story have been made to reflect the new date. FHN’s concert band and wind ensemble is hosting a free band concert on May 9 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium to show off all their improvements from the year and to perform multiple songs for t...

Sophomore Allie Moore and Junior Bret Hammond Have a Special Friendship

Sophomore Allie Moore and Junior Bret Hammond Have a Special Friendship

By Anna Besancenez, North Star Reporter

Published: May 2, 2019

Sophomore Allie Moore and junior Bret Hammond have a unique relationship. Bret has Down Syndrome, and Allie’s mom, Leslie Firebaugh, was Bret’s paraprofessional all throughout middle school. Their parents grew a bond and became close. Bret’s parents invited Firebaugh to a night of tr...

Students Attend HOSA Conference

Students Attend HOSA Conference

By Sophie Carite, North Star News Editor

Published: May 1, 2019

After a year of preparing, studying and placing in a statewide competition, 18 members of HOSA have earned the opportunity to compete at the International HOSA Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida. In order to qualify, students had to place in the top three of people competing in their chose...

St. Charles Celebrates 250 Years

St. Charles Celebrates 250 Years

By Katt Davis, North Star Reporter

Published: May 1, 2019

St. Charles will be hosting its 250th anniversary on May 18 and 19, down on Main Street. The city will be celebrating this anniversary with different events, such as a parade, skits and burying a time capsule to commemorate the event. “It’s actually pretty crazy, I haven’t really thought abou...

FHN All-Knighter to be Hosted Night of Graduation

FHN All-Knighter to be Hosted Night of Graduation

By Rebekah Myers, North Star Design Editor

Published: May 1, 2019

The night after seniors graduate on Saturday, June 1, almost a third of the graduating class will head to FHN to take part in the All-Knighter. Check-in for the event will begin at 10:30 pm and doors will be locked at midnight until 5:00 am the following day. Students will not be able to leave the bui...

Bridge Bread in St. Louis Devotes Itself to Employing the Homeless

Bridge Bread in St. Louis Devotes Itself to Employing the Homeless

By Gracie Bowman, North Star Entertainment and Opinions Editor

Published: May 1, 2019

Fred Domke always enjoyed volunteering at the Bridge Outreach Homeless Shelter. After waking up one morning from having a dream about baking bread with the visitors at the homeless shelter, Domke knew he wanted to turn the dream into reality. With the help of his wife Sharon and the head chef at Bridg...

Girls’ track team headed into GACs

Girls’ track team headed into GACs

By Ashlynn Perez

Published: May 1, 2019

The girls’ track and field season has continued in full force, and the only meets remaining being district, sectionals and state competitions. Junior Silvana Wang has run for FHN track for three years, and she has been among the many other girls who have been preparing for GACs all season. GACs take pla...

Missouri is Gradually Implementing New Identification Cards

Missouri is Gradually Implementing New Identification Cards

By Macy Cronin, North Star Reporter

Published: May 1, 2019

Missourians are now able to apply to obtain REAL IDs at their local DMV and receive it in 10-15 business days. REAL IDs originates from a federal act from 2005 to establish standards intended to protect U.S. citizens from fraud and terrorism, and are the same as IDs with a slight change in appearance. ...

Senior Mya Huddleston Commits to Illinois Institute of Technology for Lacrosse

Senior Mya Huddleston Commits to Illinois Institute of Technology for Lacrosse

By Claire Huss

Published: May 1, 2019

Senior Mya Huddleston started playing girls lacrosse her freshman year. Her freshman year was the first year FHN even offered lacrosse. She joined a club team called Rush and has continued to improve throughout her years playing.  “At first, I never thought I would be playing in college because of m...