Wednesday, May 20, 2015

FASHION: Prom Fashion Ideas


This year, many new styles are being worn that have never been worn before. For girls, two-
piece Prom dresses have become extremely popular. A short top with long skirt combine
together and look wonderful. Most dresses have intricate backings. The backs
are either cut low or cut with beautiful designs and generally have a plainer front. Backless
dresses are also very popular and beautiful. Nordstrom does not have as wide a variety
for Prom dresses this year as other stores, so keep that in mind. For boys, tuxedos are
extremely popular, along with suits. This year I know of many men not wearing the
traditional tux or 3-piece suit. Instead, they are wearing a very nice suit. Dress shoes are
mandatory and many tuxedo rental shops have shinier dress shoes to rent. Oxfords are
also very popular and trendy right now. Boys, make sure to match your date and that your pocket
square and tie or bow tie match everything!

Since Prom is in LA, it is also an option to go shopping for Prom attire in the LA Fashion District!

Have fun and be safe.

Contributed by Samantha C., Leo L. and Sheryne N.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

CLUB HIGHLIGHTS: Future Business Leaders of America



As Fairmont’s International Business program started off the 2014-2015 school year with a bang, the FPA Future Business Leaders of America likewise made substantial progress by attending their first conference.

This year, 8 students participated in the annual section conference held in Whittier High School. Placing 4th in the category- Economics, Alice Joo (12), the co-President of FBLA, said, “Through hard work and effort, I am sure FPA FBLA will do well!” The winner of the section conference in the category- Speech a year ago, Alice is the embodiment of what she had said.

Now with a budding interest in the field of business, Fairmont students will have the privilege to experience FBLA more closely with the IBP next year, as the club will merge with the aforementioned program in order to give students a more hand-on experience for their future business careers. Best wishes to both Fairmont’s International Business program and Future Business Leaders of America Club!

-Contributed by Yusi W., Class of 2015

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

STUDENT ACTIVITIES: Speech and Debate


 
The addition of coach Doug Miller to the Fairmont Prep Speech and Debate program has led to resounding success for the team. The Speech and Debate team mainly competes in Public Forum, which is a two-person event. In the 2014-2015 season, the Prep debate team has amassed numerous achievements. Three Fairmont teams have fully qualified to the Tournament of Champions, which is the most prestigious high school debate tournament held in late April. Nick Palmer, Austin Kim, Nick Flores, Meeran Ismail, Kayla Bach, and Jessica Chung will have the honor of representing Fairmont Prep at the Tournament of Champions. In the upcoming week, the Speech and Debate team will be competing at Carlsbad High School. They are competing in the District Qualifying Tournament for the National Speech and Debate Association’s National Championship held in Dallas Texas in late June. Wish them luck in the upcoming weeks!

Contributed by Gurveer S., Manu S. and Sonali N.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

STUDENT ACTIVITES: Around the World Festivities


During the week of March 9th, Prep students celebrated three days of Around The World events. ATW day one celebrated the culture of North America, South America and Australia. At noon, hula performances in the gym provided students with an exuberant display of traditional Polynesian culture. Lunch time activities included a Mexican mariachi band performing in front of the vending machine.

ATW day two celebrated Europe, Asia, and Africa. Performances in the gym included Anne Thanh Lion Dance and Gypsy Folks Ensemble. Many students also enjoyed lunch time activities, such as Fortune tellers, Reptile Island, and the Holi Festival.

The third day of ATW fell on Friday, and students gathered excitedly in the gym to watch talent show performances by friends and classmates. After 13 wonderful acts, four faculty judges engaged in heated discussions to decided who the ultimate winners would be. A special performance by Mr. Dunn and Mr. Voss lightened the gym as results were calculated. Finally, Bowen Chen received the Best Single Performance Award. My Le, Jade Luu, Vicki Luong, Vy Nguyen, and Shelly Nguyen received the Best Group Performance Award, and Yanni Zhang received the Best Overall Performance Award. Congratulations to all winners and great job with this year's ATW week!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

ATHLETICS: Soccer

The Fairmont Prep Boys and Girls had a landmark season in spring 2015. The Boys were able to become league champions and advance to the CIF tournament. Through hard work and extra practice, our team really stepped it up in the 2014-2015 school year. Likewise, the girls broke their losing streak and had a record setting season in Fairmont history. Although soccer does not receive as much attention as other popular sports, it has played a crucial role in constructing the intricate network of friendship between domestic and international students. The teams include students from Vietnam, China, Korea, and etc. Let’s give another shout out to the soccer team for having a great season! The soccer team plays their home games down the street at Trident. Please come out and show your husky spirit!

-Contributed by Jia Xuan L., Calen O., and Tony Y.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

STUDENT ACTIVITIES: Sadie Hawkins Dance "Radiance"

Hey Huskies! On February 6th, Fairmont Prep hosted its annual Sadie Hawkins dance. This year, the dance was called Radiance, and the sophomore class put together an evening of fun and excitement. We had an eye-catching, glow-in-the-dark theme with a graffiti wall, which was a big hit, a photo booth, great dj, a glow station for everyone to deck themselves out in colors, and much more. What was most impressive were the outfits people came sporting to the dance! Colorful was an understatement for everyone's attire. To match the theme, many students sported bright, vibrant neon colors or dressed in all white to reflect the black-lights. All night students danced to the music with LED glow sticks which “radiated” the gym. Shout out to all the sophomores who put together such an amazing night!

-Contributed by Shawnnelle N, Colette N., and Yvana H.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

STUDENT ACTIVITIES: Prep Plus



Do you find yourself having to spend a lot of time after school? Need help in a certain subject? Looking for something fun to do after school? If you answered yes to any of these questions, PrepPlus is a great after school opportunity to take advantage of! PrepPlus is a free, unique, after school tutoring & enrichment workshop. There are a variety of options for students to choose from. A student can choose to try a new sport, prep for a test, get homework help/completed, or even socialize with some friends over art. PrepPlus has four different blocks, each at a different time and a different length. To stay updated with the current schedule, visit fairmontprepacademy.com/page/student-life-prep-plus for more information! We look forward to seeing you after school enjoying yourself at PrepPlus!

If you ever have any questions regarding PrepPlus, please see Mrs. Holly Wilson.

-Contributed by Evan M. and Olivia T.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

CLUBS: FPA Youth for Direct Relief


 
 
 A huge Husky shout out to the FPA Youth For Direct Relief Club! FPA Youth For Direct Relief’s main goal is to fundraise for Direct Relief, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that provides medical assistance to people around the world who have been affected by poverty, natural disasters, and civil unrest. Direct Relief has donated over $25 million worth of medical supplies to Liberia and Sierra Leone, to help with the recent Ebola outbreak. They have donated items such as, surgical gowns, gloves, masks, medical disposal bins, and non-contact thermometers. The FPA Youth For Direct Relief Club recently held a community service project at a soup kitchen. They provided Valentines Day themed activities and games for the children at the soup kitchen while they were waiting to be served. The FPA Youth For Direct Relief Club is all about helping others. They will be selling boba tea for $3 on the second day of Around the World Day (3/10). Be sure to support them, and join the club if you are interested. Visit www.fpayfdr.com for more information.

 
- Contributed by Sameer A., Christina Z., & Michelle Pham

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

STUDENT ACTIVITIES: 2015 Travel Week



This January 4th to the 11th, a group of Fairmont students had the opportunity to travel all the way to Italy and explore Rome, the Eternal City. They visited many famous landmarks from the Coliseum to the Pantheon, as well as experiencing authentic Italian culture. Pasta and pizza were common and there were gelato stores around almost every corner. “It was one of the most beautiful trips I have ever been on,” said Fara Chang, a freshman. Everyone including Mrs. Kunkle and Mr. Dunn, who chaperoned the trip, had a great time, and we hope to see you out there next year!

-Contributed by

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

ATHLETICS: 2014 Husky Basketball Team Update


To start off the season strong the Husky Basketball team renovated their team room. It looks amazing and is ready for the new season.

The Lady Huskies have dominated the basketball court so far, loosing only three games out of fourteen.  Good job!  Keep up the hard work!

Our boys basketball team has had a great start, winning eight games. With mostly juniors on the team, once they become seniors, they will have an amazing season. Keep it up boys!
Both teams have two games this week:
Varsity Boys: 6:00 pm vs. Capistrano Valley Christian on Tuesday, January 27
Varsity Girls: 7:30 pm  vs. The Webb Schools on Tuesday, January 27
JV Boys:  5:30 pm at Orangewood on Saturday, January 31
Varsity Girls:  7:00pm at Orangewood on Saturday, January 31
Varsity Boys :  8:30pm at Orangewood on Saturday, January 31


Please come out to support your Husky Basketball Teams!


-Contributed by Olivia T. and Evan M.