I was homeschooled before ninth grade. I didn’t know how to read until the ninth grade. My parents didn’t really teach us how to read, they said “it’s whatever.” So when I started coming here, I had to do all this testing and stuff, and the lady said you have the reading capability of a second grader. So I had a really nice teacher who I’m actually taking English with, he taught me everything. It was a little stressful but I’m doing pretty good I made honor roll for tenth grade, I was very surprised.
I actually enjoy high school, I enjoy learning all sorts of things. I didn’t know much at all when I first arrived at FHS, but I started learning all these new cool things, like biology, and learning all about how the human body works, and it’s really cool. I think one of my favorite classes was natural resources because I’m really outdoorsy and I love nature and I think Biology is my second favorite. I have Mrs. Fisher, she’s the best. Having friends is really nice because I have someone to talk to other than my sisters. I didn’t have many friends when I was homeschooled because we never really went anywhere. We lived out in pretty much the middle of nowhere.
Q: Where do you usually shop for your clothes?
A: Wherever is the cheapest, maybe Forever 21, or even looking through my mom’s closet to find clothes that I can make my own with my own style.
Q: Do you like summer or winter clothes better? Why?
A: Honestly spring! Big hoodies, big tops, tighter bottoms. The contrast is kind of exciting! The weather is perfect to wear warm and cool clothes!
Q: Do you enjoy dressing more modern or more vintage?
A: 100% modern! Bright colors, pink hair, making a statement, being different from the crowd and moving towards the future in fashion.
Q: Would you say that your style is a part of your identity?
A: Maybe. I tend to wear things that are “me.” My friends will say what I am wearing is definitely “Ashelyn.”
Q: Who or what is your fashion inspiration?
A: Early 2000’s, Britney Spears vibe.
Q: Briefly describe your style.
A: Bright, bold, pops or stands out from what other people are wearing, not the usual, I like to make a statement out of my style.
The cold winds blew in the students face as they observed the Chesapeake Bay from a wind-powered Skipjack.
On April 2, science students sailed with their teacher Jonathan Kraut out of the Annapolis Harbor into the Chesapeake Bay on a boat called a Skipjack.
During the field trip students were able to participate in many activities along with riding the Skipjack. Activities included water quality and PH testing, dissolving oxygen, oyster shucking and learning about the Chesapeake Bay.
According to Maryland Sea Grant, fishermen used the boat on the Chesapeake Bay for oyster dredging during the 19th and 20th century. However, as policies restricted oyster harvesting, the practice became almost extinct by 1960. Today, Skipjacks are an uncommon sight in the waters of the Chesapeake Bay.
Kraut works with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation in order to organize field trips and volunteer work for Fauquier to attend. Once the foundation offered a visit to the 119-year-old boat, he quickly took the opportunity.
Sophomore Sage Smith, who attended said, “It was cool experience overall. I just like boats and being out in the water.”
Freshman Sierra Theoret also enjoyed the trip and said the most memorable part was “being on the boat itself because it’s a really old boat, and it was just really cool.”
Kraut said the experience was great but the weather “was stupendously cold (…). The kids basically shut down because they were freezing but those that bucked-up should have had a very educational experience.”
By Rachel Singleton – News Editor
Shakespeare Troupe’s production of “Richard III” will be performed in the new cafeteria on Friday, Feb. 1 and Saturday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens.
Written in 1591 by William Shakespeare, the tragedy follows the rise to power, as well as the short lived reign, of Richard III of England
“[Richard III] is considered by many to be Shakespeare’s most famous and entertaining work,” troupe director senior Marina Finelli said. “It is culturally enriching, gut wrenching, and exciting.”
Strong acting by troupe members is reason enough to come out for the show, according to Finelli.
“They interpret the language so well that audiences won’t have to focus to understand the plot,” Finelli said. “They also make the twisted manipulation and raw emotion so realistic that it has me on the edge of my seat every day, even though I’ve watched them perform countless times.”
~Abby Seitz, online editor
Juniors and seniors may apply to Mountain Vista Governor’s School, a regional program for academically talented students. The curriculum is composed of college-level projects, integrated with science, math and humanities.
Applications are being accepted through March 1, 2013. Current FCPS sophomores and juniors may apply. The application can be found here.
Interested students can also attend an open house on Feb. 12 from 7-8 p.m. at the Warrenton LFCC campus. For more information, visit MVGS’s website or FCPS1.org
Sydney Davies named 2012 Fauquier Person of the Year by county for bringing community together and raising awareness for childhood cancer.
Superintendent Lewis named Fauquier Times-Democrat’s “2012 Person Of The Year”