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.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

ACADEMICS: National and Spanish Honor Society Induction

 
On Wednesday, December 10th, was the Induction Ceremony for the National Honor
Society, the California Scholarship Federation, and the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, also
known as the Spanish Honor Society. Students inducted into these exclusive organizations are
those that display exemplary character, honorable service to their community, excellence in
academics, and, for those in the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, excel in the Spanish language.
It is truly an honor to be accepted into these organizations. We are so proud of this year's
inductees. Congratulations!

-Contributed by Patty M., Class of 2017

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

HUSKY VISION: Season 9

 
This year Husky Vision season 9 is off to a great start! So far we have had 3 episodes this season and they have recieved great reviews from the audience. This year’s class has 18 people in it and Mr. Ochoa said, “This years class is one of the most productive and creative classes that I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. This class has a lot of ideas and it is very nice to see development in the students that I’ve had for 3 years.” Some of the popular segments this year include Pun Timez, Top Dawg, and Unexpectedness. Pun Timez is a new segment this year led by Bryan Dang and Sartaj Panesar, who create puns revolving around the upcoming events at Fairmont. It has gotten very positive feedback from viewers and classmate Adam Berelowitz said, “Pun Timez is a very witty segment that breaks up serious topics in Husky Vision and lightens the mood.”  This year Top Dawg is ran by Samantha Clement, the first female lead in Husky Vision history. Top Dawg is a segment that informs the audience about upcoming events on and around campus. The next episode is January 23rd and the Husky Vision team is already hard at work preparing for it! 

-Contributed by Samantha C., Leo L., & Patty Martinez