Tuesday, November 30, 2010

HUSKY HOWL: november students of the month


A huge "Husky Howl" goes out to our November students of the month - congratulations on your achievements in and out of the classroom!

English, Whislar L. & Cai J.
Math, Anh Hong N.
Science, Khoi D.
Social Science, Aaron M.
World Languages, Earle A.
Performing Arts, Jon C.
Physical Education, Anjali N.
Athletics, Christina Y.
Community Service, Allison C.
Teacher, Mr. Steven Duxbury & Ms. Beth Libhart

- Contributed by Mrs. Julie Weems, Prep Academic Counselor

PARENT ASSOCIATION: november meeting

The Prep's parent association meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 8:30 a.m. in the library. All parents and guardians are invited and encouraged to attend. A light breakfast, juice and coffee are always available starting at 8 a.m. Come meet fellow parents, hear from the Prep's administrators, and stay up to date about what's happening with your student. 


- Contributed by Bharat Patel, Prep Parent Association President

Monday, November 29, 2010

ALUMNI: from the class of 2010

Rami Harb graduated from the Prep this past spring, and is now studying political science at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy. In a recent update to some of his teachers, counselors and advisors, Rami shares what his college experience has been like, and how the Prep helped prepare him for success.


College is definitely a new change of surroundings, but my school is also very similar in ways to Fairmont. Because we have such a small student body, everyone really gets to know each other, including the students and the professors. I'm enjoying my classes for the most part this semester, a lot of introductory classes, so the lectures are mostly on topics I've already covered - but a good review never hurts! Probably my favorite class is my Moles, Spies, and Terrorists elective. Some of the case studies we covered were really interesting! It was also pretty cool because the professor would go through periods of history that I've learned about, but talk about cases of espionage I'd never heard of before. I have to admit though, the workload in general is not as heavy as I anticipated it to be, but I think it's partly because the Prep did a really good job of preparing me for an above-average workload in high school, so now in college it doesn't seem like that much.

I've been able to apply a lot of the leadership skills I learned from being a part of student government here in college. And I think Mrs. Faust's sense of design with posters, fliers, and logos rubbed onto me because I find myself designing the fliers for my school's student government events!

I'm also keeping busy outside of the classroom as well. I've joined student government, theatre, and environmental club. On student government I was put in charge of charity fundraising, so each month I work with my committee to develop new fundraising ideas for different charities. It's a very rewarding feeling being able to support these causes. I'm also a student-worker in admissions. Somewhere in the midst of all this I still find time to study! But I've always loved extra-curriculars so I'm glad I'm able to continue participating in them in college.

Rome has also been such an amazing experience. I feel like I've done a lot of growing up these past four months, become a lot more independent. I've been able to do the "typical tourist tour" of Ancient Rome and the Vatican, and I've also been able to visit a Catacomb site and Pompeii (which is truly remarkable).


Rami looks forward to visiting his former teachers when he visits during his holiday break. If you're an alumni and want to share what's going on with you, please email wefaust@fairmontschools.com.


- Contributed by Rami Harb, Prep Class of 2010

CLUBS: national honor society's new members


Each fall, new students are selected for the Prep's National Honor Society (NHS). Only juniors and seniors who have a cumulative, weighted GPA of 4.0 and higher are eligible to receive applications, and these applicants go through a strict selection process that takes into consideration a candidate's service, character, and leadership abilities and accomplishments.

Current seniors inducted last spring are: 
Sakib D.
Margaret H.
Kyle J.
Tavleen K.
Howard L.
Stella L.
Sue Min L.
Jenny L.
Heidi M.
Hermina S.
Emily T.
Pari V.
Vincent S.

Students selected this month for induction into the National Honor Society next spring are:

Seniors:
Tracy Y.
Kirsten N.
Mai-Uyen N.
Kurt H.
Sahar S.
Farah K.

Juniors:
Ajith S.
Kelly T.
Simran S.
Rusheel N.
Keith S.
Ranvir B.
Payal P.
Abbas H.
Jonathan C.
Julia P.
Nikhil N.
William L.
Eleni C.

Congratulations to these hard working students on receiving national recognition for their scholarship, leadership, service, and character.

- Contributed by Mr. Michael Wheeler, Prep English Teacher & NHS Advisor

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

STUDENT ACTIVITIES: prep leaders attend conference

On Monday, November 22nd a handful of Prep student leaders attended a dynamic leadership workshop at the Disneyland Hotel, hosted by the California Association of Directors of Activities (CADA). More than 2,300 high school students from throughout Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties were in attendance for a day full of workshops, keynote speakers, and activities.


Mrs. Wendy Faust, Prep Activities Director, presented a workshop on identifying your leadership style during the conference, and served on the conference planning committee.

Students took away a number of ideas, resources, and new connections with other students from throughout Southern California.

- Contributed by Mrs. Wendy Faust, Prep Activities Director

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: felipe perez


Congratulations to Fairmont Preparatory Academy’s Felipe Perez for his participation on USA Baseball’s 2010 16 and Under National Team. One of only 20 elite players to make the national team, Perez lead the US to a gold medal win against Mexico (11-4) in the COPABE Pan Am 'AA' 16U Youth Championships this October. Perez was one of only four players from California to make the US National 16A team. He was integral in the championship win against Mexico. In the final game, Perez worked three innings, allowing one unearned run while striking out five.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

ATHLETICS: girls golf finishes another remarkable season

The Fairmont Prep Lady Huskies Golf team captured their fourth consecutive Academy League title. The team consists of Seniors Tavleen Kochar, Tracy Yu, Junior Simran Singh, and Sophomores Emily Huang, Green Park and Sarah Yoo. The squad had a perfect 8-0 run through league and 12-4 overall. In the Eastern Divisional Team Finals the Lady Huskies finished 8th out of 20. It was the second consecutive top 10 finish in CIF Team finals for our team.

In other exciting news, Senior Tavleen Kochar won her third Academy League Individual Golf  Championship. Tavleen's steady play over the two day tournament was her key to victory. Sophomore Emily Huang was runner-up in the Academy League finals. Both ladies  represented Fairmont Prep in the CIF Divisional Finals on November 1 at Los Posas  Country Club in Camarillo.

- Contributed by Coach David Esparza, Prep PE Teacher and Varsity Girls Golf Coach

Monday, November 8, 2010

STUDENT ACTIVITIES: homecoming dance


More than 300 students attended the Prep's 2010 Homecoming Dance, "When You Wish Upon a Star," Saturday night, November 6. The Prep's ASB officers and advisor planned the dance to end a fun Disney-themed Spirit Week. The gym's total transformation into a starry night sky blew away the students, chaperones, and parents/guardians who dropped off their students:


Attendees were treated to horse-drawn carriage rides around campus throughout the evening:

Desserts including mini-cupcakes and a chocolate fondue fountain kept the energy high for dancing the night away inside the gym:

Kudos to our awesome ASB officers for another successful dance:

- Contributed by Mrs. Wendy Faust, Prep Activities Director

Saturday, November 6, 2010

ATHLETICS: homecoming football game


The Huskies took on Animo Leadership Friday night, November 5 at our home field at Cerritos Valley Christian in our 2010 Homecoming football game. The game kicked off recognizing the team's seniors and their families:





The Huskies took the field ready to dominate:


With each Husky touchdown (and there were quite a few!), confetti was shot off from cannons to celebrate:


Half-time featured a performance by our cheer squad:


And then the crowning of our 2010 Homecoming Court:


And a spectacular fireworks show:


Congratulations to our 2010 Homecoming Court:

Freshman Princess: Yining Xu
Freshman Prince: Ryan Matsunaga
Sophomore Princess: Emily Huang
Sophomore Prince: Nakul Makkad
Junior Princess: Jomana Abdallah
Junior Prince: JT Barta
Senior Princess: Bentley Han
Senior Prince: James Kim
Homecoming King: Brandon Huang
Homecoming Queen: Barbara Hong


The highlight of the 2010 Homecoming Game was a Husky victory - 57-22. GO HUSKIES!

- Contributed by Mrs. Wendy Faust, Prep Activities Director

Friday, November 5, 2010

STUDENT ACTIVITIES: spirit week - friday

Friday - ToonTown Spirit Rally

The Fall Sports/Homecoming Rally featured a number of our favorite Disney characters, introduced our 2010 Homecoming Court, provided us a chance to recognize our fall sports teams, and featured fun games and activities for class competitions!

The campus was transformed with Disney characters everywhere to get us in the ToonTown spirit!



We sure are lucky to have a bunch of characters at the Prep!




Kudos to our awesome ASB for planning a fun and memorable rally!


- Contributed by Mrs. Wendy Faust, Prep Activities Director

Thursday, November 4, 2010

STUDENT ACTIVITIES: spirit week - thursday

Thursday - Space Mountain, presented by the Class of 2011


Today was truly out of this world! Aliens, space ships and astronauts, oh my! Famous Stars from Carl's Jr. were enjoyed for lunch, and activities were inter-galactic! A highlight was the 50 feet long game truck with a number of flat screens and high-tech video games!





- Contributed by Mrs. Wendy Faust, Prep Activities Director

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

STUDENT ACTIVITIES: spirit week - wednesday

Wednesday - Haunted House, presented by the Class of 2012

Today featured the Prep's own Haunted House, setup around the flag pole, and certainly scary! Students dined on Pat & Oscar's pasta and breadsticks, and enjoyed fun Halloween themed activities. It was a fright-tastic day!






- Contributed by Mrs. Wendy Faust, Prep Activities Director

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

STUDENT ACTIVITIES: spirit week - tuesday

Tuesday - Peter Pan, presented by the Class of 2013


Students enjoyed getting their face painted as Tinkerbell, pirates, and other Peter Pan fun things, an inflatable pirate ship, a pie eating contest to find buried treasure, and much more! Food was provided from a delicious taco truck for the day.




- Contributed by Mrs. Wendy Faust, Prep Activities Director

Monday, November 1, 2010

STUDENT ACTIVITIES: spirit week - monday


Fairmont Prep was transformed November 1-5 for the Happiest Homecoming on Earth, the 2010 Spirit Week & Homecoming theme. The Prep's ASB officers worked diligently to plan a week full of activities for all students and faculty to enjoy. Every theme for the week was centered around a different Disneyland ride.

Monday - Finding Nemo, presented by the Class of 2014


The day featured food from Wahoo's Fish Tacos, a 15' long mobile fish tank, a dunk tank with Ms. Stacey Barta and Mr. June Yoon as the victims, and a number of other fun water-themed activities. The highlight, according to many students, was the campus-wide water fight that ensued. Perfect for a nearly 100 degree day!






- Contributed by Mrs. Wendy Faust, Prep Activities Director