Fairfield High School

Thu
26
Apr

2018 FHS Prom

Fairfield students enjoyed a night of dancing at the junior-senior prom held Saturday, April 21. Pictured are Adri Moore, Rachel Chavers, Lucas Porter, and Christina Ferguson. See more prom photos throughout this week's paper.

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Thu
26
Apr

Area students awarded by DAR

Fairfield senior Brittani Oglesbee (center) was awarded 2nd place in the DAR Good Citizens contest. She is pictured with chapter member Pat Wiggins (left) and Registrar Billie Bournias (right).
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The Jonathan Hardin Chapter of the DAR had a full agenda at the April 14 meeting. In addition to the regular meeting, program, and Good Citizen and Scholarship awards, Diana Pagett McDonald presented winners of the annual DAR American History Essay contest.

The Jonathan Hardin Chapter encourages students from 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades in Limestone and Freestone counties to participate in the American History Essay contest. Students in a public, private, and parochial school, or those who are home schooled are eligible. The title of the 2018 essay is “World War I: Remembering the War to End All Wars.”

The students were given the following information with which to write their essay:

Thu
26
Apr

Recycle event slated at FHS Saturday

Medications, electronics, and more will be accepted at this month's One Stop Recycle Drop at Fairfield High School from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, April 28. Normally accepted items include paper, cardboard, tin and aluminum cans, plastic, and glass. Accepted recyclables this month are:

n Medication – Freestone County Environmental Health officers will accept medications for responsible disposal. Unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medication is accepted. No liquids or needles

n Textiles – clothing, coats, shoes, towels, sheets, blankets, etc. All items must be clean and dry. Items in good, reusable condition are donated to families in need in Freestone County. Items no longer usable are recycled to benefit the Fairfield Fire Department

Wed
18
Apr

Full weekend of events slated for area residents

Fairfield and Freestone County residents have their choice of numerous activities this weekend in the city. Annual and new events are being held throughout town beginning Friday, April 20.

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Wed
18
Apr

Good Citizens, scholarship recipient awarded at DAR

Good Citizens Award winners Jaci Forrest and Kayla Kimball are pictured with DAR Regent Aleece McBay. Not pictured is Brittani Oglesbee.
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Three area students were awarded the DAR Good Citizen Award for 2018 by Regent Aleece McBay at the recent Jonathan Hardin Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) meeting.

The DAR Good Citizens program is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. The program is open to all high school seniors enrolled in public or private schools accredited by their state board of education. The student selected as the school's DAR Good Citizen must have the following qualities:

  • n Dependability – truthfulness, honesty, punctuality
  • n Service – cooperation, helpfulness, responsibility
  • n Leadership – personality, self-control, initiative
  • n Patriotism – unselfish loyalty to American ideals

The three winners of the Good Citizenship Award were:

Wed
18
Apr

Making history at FHS

The senior Lady Eagles made Fairfield High School history by being District Champions throughout their four years of high school. From left is Banner Monico, Lauran Adcock, Kealie House, Katie Henrichs, and Abby Garcia. Monico's parents, Betsy and Brandon, are pictured behind her. See more softball photos on Page 8A in this week's edition.

Photo by Ashlyn Garcia

Thu
12
Apr

Talent show sign-up ends Monday

Get your tickets now for the 44th Annual Rotary Talent Show slated for 7 p.m. Friday, April 20, at the Fairfield High School auditorium. Talented residents can choose from four age divisions to perform. The deadline to sign up for the show is 4 p.m. Monday, April 16.

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Wed
04
Apr

Lady Eagles remain undefeated

Lady Eagles Rightfielder Carsyn Cox takes down an opponent during their recent game.
Photo by Ashlyn garcia

Although Mexia was expected to be the Lady Eagles' toughest competition, they were proven wrong after seven innings of play in the March 30 District competition, leaving the Lady Eagles undefeated. Senior Abby Garcia pitched 6.1 innings, striking out three and throwing 25 first-pitch strikes. Freshman Carsyn Cox closed the game with two strikeouts on only six pitches. Sophomores Bailey Jones and Margo Measles both had three hits resulting in runs on the board. Other hitters included senior Banner Monico, sophomore Rebecca Dunlap, and junior Katie Henrichs.

Wed
04
Apr

Active shooter course planned

As a sign of the times, Freestone County Sheriff's Office is hosting a free active training course for civilians in two weeks. Teaching the course is Sgt. Darrell Coslin, of the Smith County Sheriff's Office, who has 33 years of law enforcement experience. The course is slated for 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at the Fairfield High School auditorium, 631 Post Oak Road in Fairfield. This subject is graphic and some portions of the training may not be suitable for children. Parents are strongly encouraged to not bring children younger than 13 to the training. The training, 'Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events,' teaches what happens during such an event. The human response both physical and psychological, common actions of the actor, law enforcement response, and actions civilians can take to help themselves or loved ones survive the attack.

 

Wed
04
Apr

FHS wins District UIL, 26 head to Regionals

Twenty six students advanced to regional in 15 academic events. Pictured: Erica McQuinn, Kathryn Bogle, Garridan Henderson, Kealie House, Victoria Donohoo, Lauran Adcock, Abbie Cunningham, Ashlyn Partain, Jack Ezell, Anna Kaye Williams, David Thomas, Brittani Oglesbee, Emma Copeland, Melanie Pina, Kailyn Partain, Ty Bachtel, Tristyn Kahrs, Michelle Rosales, Cody Anderson, Katelynn Mensch, and Brodrick Rose.
Photo by Eagle Publications

Story by Kaytlyn Brewer, FHS senior and Eagle Beat copy editor

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