I must say I was very surprised at how our golf season turned out. First of all, 9 neophyte golfers showed up to be on the team! Teams are comprised of 6 players at each match with the top 5 scores counting toward the competition. We won four of our six matches before the golf started because we had a full team! It's biblical; God is more interested in your availability than your ability.
We practiced at Plumas Lake Golf Course driving range and on the first day it was obvious that we had no experienced golfers, but a lot of enthusiasm. We worked on correcting our swings to get the ball airborne and down the fairway. The first time we play 9 holes, the standard in high school golf these days, the trees lining the fairway acted like bumpers keeping the ball in bounds. The score is kept by counting strokes up to a maximum of double par and then picking up for the next hole. Our goal was to be able to make it to the green so we could putt before picking up. Watching boys grow through failure was encouraging because of the positive attitudes and a desire to get better. We had an actual birdie on a par 3 on that first round!
Matches were held at Haggin Oaks in Sacramento and required an early dismissal at lunch. This allowed us time to stop by In-And-Out on the way; a true treat for everyone. At Haggin Oaks, we learned the etiquette of high school golf during a global pandemic: don't touch the flagsticks, always wear your masks, pick up from the un-maintained sand traps, be ready and play as soon as possible, don't shake hands, but be nice, and enjoy golf. Our first competition was a massive learning experience, but attitudes never waned, and progress was made.
We got smoked the first match by two golfers who shot mostly par. We aimed for avoiding the pick-up at double par. I was so impressed with our players who never got discouraged or frustrated, but just continued to try hard and get better. We played the same team in our sixth and final match and the coach said, "Wow. You guys have really improved!" And we really did. Students worked hard at practices and during qualifying rounds to always do their best. We had one incident where the qualifier would be determined on the last putt of the day. All the players were standing around the green as well as a few parents and I stopped the action to inform everyone what was at stake. He composed himself and sank the 5-foot putt to make the cut. The whole team cheered like he had won the Masters!
Some of the boys have expressed an interest in continuing to play, and that is the best reward I can ask for. It was a remarkable experience.
Even in the midst of a global pandemic, Faith Christian High School is still bursting with spirit.
This year's spirit week became a spirit fortnight as students competed for two weeks for the coveted spirit trophy. Competitions included dress-up days, rallies, hallway decorating, posters, skits, chants, and fundraising for our school. Student council chose the theme of Disney Channel Original Movies, and the movies represented included High School Musical, Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension, Teen Beach Movie, Cloud 9, and Lemonade Mouth.
During the first week, the classes dressed up and competed in rallies, such as Conquer the World (think large-scale rock, paper, scissors), Four Corners, a game of dodgeball, and a relay race. The halls were also decorated according to each class' chosen theme. Then, in the second week, students continued to dress up and presented skits to the student body. Ultimately, the sophomore class remained undefeated, taking first place overall, but the true underdog story belongs to the junior class, who pulled off second place with only seven students in their class.
All in all, spirit fortnight was a ton of fun, and a very welcome tradition to uphold.
A talented cast of 9, come together to perform 4 one-act plays, and original commercial parodies.
This night of scenes, laughter, and lighthearted drama will give you an escape from the craziness of reality and transport you into the worlds of these wildly entertaining stories!
This production will be available to view online from Feb. 26, 2021 at 7:00 pm through March 12, 2021. Streaming tickets are available now and limited to the first 100 buyers.
"Philadelphia" (by David Ives)- Two men meet at a diner to discuss how to survive in a world where you receive the opposite of everything. While Mark is anxious about the situation, Al teaches him tips and tricks on how to survive “a Philadelphia”. Rights/Royalties: through the “Dramatists Play Service”
"Bagel Club" (by Alisa Rosenthal)- 3 friends meet for their regular bagel club. Tensions arise when one member breaks the typical agenda for the club. Rights/Royalties: through “Huer Publishing”
"Overtones"(by Alice Gerstenberg) - Two women meet for tea, and are joined by their inner selves who express their true feelings about the other, as their outer selves attempt to get what they want.
"La Mouche" (by Steven Bittrich)- when a man discovers a fly in his soup & two French waiters attempt to solve the problem a silly way.
We're happy to announce a new healthy and fresh partnership and ongoing way to support FCS!
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