Tuesday, May 27, 2014

ARTS: Spring Concert

First of all, I want to give big thanks to all the performers at the Spring Concert. Students enjoyed the performances and loved the music. Our orchestra performed “God Bless the USA” by Lee Greenwood, “Chorale No. 99” by J.S. Bach, “Spring” by Antonio Vivaldi, theme from the movie The Godfather by Nino Rota, and “Melody” in D major by Oscar Weiss. Their sound was beautiful, and the music was familiar enough to the crowd that students could easily enjoy them. The concert choir also performed at the spring concert, and got huge applauds from the students. Songs including “Let it Go” from Frozen were very popular with the students. Solos were amazing as well. Since there were many seniors in Concert choir, I hope they enjoyed their last performance, finishing strong!

Contributed by – Krystal L., Rally Commissioner

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

ACADEMICS: AP/IB Testing


Prep Students have been working very hard for the entire year in order to take the AP, or Advanced Placement Exams and IB, or International Baccalaureate Exams in the month of May. Prep teachers eagerly wished their students the best of luck as the AP and IB students entered their respective testing rooms.

The Gym, Library, MPR, and computer labs were full of determined AP and IB scholars, who have studied hard for the entire year just for this month. Though the process was gruesome, students smile after the completion of 3 hour exams. The Prep offers AP English Language, English Literature, Calculus AB and BC, Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Spanish, Chinese, Economics, U.S History, Geography, U.S Government, Music Theory, Psychology, and Art. The Prep also offers IB courses in English, Science, Spanish, Chinese, History, and Philosophy. Congratulations to all who have taken the exams and good luck in August, when scores are posted online!

Contributed by – Yusi W., Cultural Awareness Commissioner

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

ARTS: Choir

Let's give a huge shout-out to our school's Choir. After having struggled through many difficult obstacles, the Choir made a strong comeback with their new substitute teacher, Mrs. Ngo. Led by a variety of students, the Choir awed the entire crowd at the beginning of this year and continued to amaze us during their spring concert in April. Seniors, Mark Abad, Steven Caceres, Danielle Kim, Katie Anderson, and Christy Park, made their final marks on Husky history as they leave a strong legacy behind. The new and improved Choir is excited for years to come as they will hopefully and slowly make new appearances at concerts and competitions. Congratulations to the Choir again and let's cheer them on!

Contributed by - Austin K., Class of 2017 Officer, Danielle K., Communications Commissioner

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

ARTS: FPA Yearbook Committee

This year, our FPA Yearbook Committee has worked endless hours to produce an inimitable work of art—the Prep Yearbook for the academic year of 2013-2014. From late-night deadlines to endless stacks of proofs, our yearbookers have dedicated time each week to compile students’ precious memories into one comprehensive story that the student body is sure to remember. This year’s theme is special, and it encompasses the entirety of the school year in a unique way. (Unfortunately, the theme has not been revealed to students, who have yet to receive their yearbooks.) It is important that we all recognize the committed, creative minds behind this amazing publication.

Being a part of the yearbook committee is something special in itself. Yearbookers acquire several important life skills in the process of taking upon such a large project. Such skills include improved teamwork, as well as perseverance and creativity. Junior Yusi Wang, a member of the copy staff of the committee, says, “think being in yearbook really helped me to delve into the school more. I need to attend events to write articles for yearbook, and that has brought me to attend many of the school's activities. Yearbook definitely causes us to be more involved in Fairmont!”  Essentially, members of the yearbook committee get more up-close and personal with school-wide events and the general student body in the process of conducting constant interviews, running around campus for photos and mug-shots, and searching through files of student photos for the perfect one to place in a spread.

Let us all commemorate our dedicated yearbookers for their hard work in weaving together the story of Fairmont Prep Academy, 2013-2014!




Contributed by – Lubna K., Publicity and Design Commissioner, Esther P., Class of 2017 President, Yining X., Cultural Awareness Commissioner