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Talent Show: Conflicted Judges? Story By: Alistair King

Talent Show: Conflicted Judges? Story By: Alistair King

 

They couldn't have gone by any other name... The Brandrew Experience! Photo By: Mack Jastle
They couldn’t have gone by any other name… The Brandrew Experience! Photo By: Mack Jastle

The FBCS talent show was fun and entertaining, with lots of amazing talent and excellent planning it made for a great evening. The Talent Show took place February 24th, and was the 4th annual talent show in the high schools history. These talents were so incredible that there was a bit of indecision with the judges.

The acts were:

Ava & Charlie Harrison – Singing and base

The Brandrew Experience – Trumpet and Drums

Carissa Lonzisero – Singing

Jay Donaldsen – Singing

Ben Shour and Maria Prettyman – Singing and Guitar

Kaiya Fisher – Singing

Ty Olson – Stand-Up Comedy

Charlie Harrison – Drums

Lakiah Turnbull – Singing

Yona Soltis – Violin

Juliya Makhanov – Flute

Cello Dude – Cello

Danial Graham – Guitar

Our proud winners... Photo By: Mack Jastle
Our proud winners… Photo By: Mack Jastle

With talent like these its understandable that the judges had a hard time deciding who would win the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes. The prize money was $50, $30, and $10 respectively. First was the Student Choice Award, allowing students to pick their favorite act and have that act win twenty dollars. Daniel Graham received the student choice award and was given $20 for his silky smooth voice. In third place with a tie was Charlie Harrison on his drums and Ty Olson with his stand-up comedy. In second place was another tie, this time being Jay Donaldsen singing and Yona Soltis on her violin. Finally the place everyone was waiting for was… another tie! Daniel Graham and Lakiah Turnbull won with their excellent singing.

What was with the judges? Mark Webber, one of the three judges stated “There were just so many good acts; my favorite didn’t even get in.” The other judges Wendy Thompson and Michael Bigley probably had a hard time deciding as well. With the talents over and some popcorn sold everyone left happy.

Hopefully, we can have an even greater talent show next year and the years after that. If you are interested in seeing the talent show but missed it a dvd will be sold later on for only $5 and will be used for funding some secret endeavors of both Student Council and the Journalism class.

Math: Defense against the Dark Arts… Story By: Dave Dowel

Math: Defense against the Dark Arts… Story By: Dave Dowel

 

The three math teacher that current working at the FBCS – Photo by Dave Dowel
The three math teacher that current working at the FBCS – Photo by Dave Dowel

Is the Math teachers of (Forrest Bird Charter School) FBCS the new defense against the dark arts the new position? Well it just might be. The school has had 15 different math teacher in six year and 9 of those have taught high school math. Why does this happen? Well the FBCS is different. We are mostly a technology based school. Every student has a Computer that they carry around and most of the work is done on canvas. Teachers put most of assignment on canvas (Canvas only been around for 3 years so some of the teacher did not use Canvas). This can be hard for a new teacher because it could make them mad or they could not get how to use canvas for anything that is important for the FBCS. Mrs. Goodwin said about “I think that the teacher just need to get use to the school and the way it works and the town of Sandpoint”, Mrs. Holland said this about the same topic “I am not able to comment on that. I am very happy to be part of the math department now that I am a teacher at FBCS”.

 

Mrs. Goodwin teaching her SAT Prep class, on the Left to right is Jack Meier, Wyatt Huckbey, Mrs. Goodwin and Kelsey. – Photo by Dave Dowel
Mrs. Goodwin teaching her SAT Prep class, on the Left to right is Jack Meier, Wyatt Huckbey, Mrs. Goodwin and Kelsey. – Photo by Dave Dowel

The 9 of the 15 teacher that work in the High School were/are Stephen Finicle, Hemu Achanja, Gloria Hanson, Vicki Downing, Darlene QuirinMai, Jess Logan, Angie Goodwin, Lyndsay Holland, and Krysten Harrison. Four of those people still work here, Mrs. QuirinMai, Mrs. Goodwin, Mrs. Holland and Krysten Harrison. This trimester Mrs. QuirinMai is doing online Personal Finance, Mrs. Goodwin is at the school every day, Krysten Harrison has gone back to teaching 8th grade math and Mrs. Holland is here only on Monday, Wednesday and half of Friday. This is like Harry Potter books. Hogwarts School went through 7 teacher in 7 years. Hogwarts went through several be Quirinus Quirrell, Gilderoy Lockhart, Remus Lupin, Bartemius Crouch Jr., Dolores Umbridge, Severus Snape, Amycus Carrow. There is only one person that as not died in these books that is Carrow and everyone else died or run off.

Ann Conwell is working on a Project in 7th Grade math. Photo by Dave Dowel
Ann Conwell is working on a Project in 7th Grade math. Photo by Dave Dowel

Does this mean anything the teachers of FBCS, well it could mean anything, they could stay or they could leave, but Mrs. Goodwin could said “Forrest Bird Charter School is a positive, Friendly environment to in and I think that we have a strong math department and I’m happy to be part of it”.  So is the FBCS Math Department the new Defense against the Dark Art of Harry Potter, well it looks like it.