Sunday, March 23, 2014

Fishing Club pleased Ruth Lake full

By Isaac Helton
Fortuna High School Fishing Club wants to go fishing at Ruth Lake since it has filled.

It's not even full, it's overflowing.We can take a few boats down and not worry about mud getting the boats stuck. Now that the water is higher, it will be easier to catch fish because there will be more places to go.

Dodgeball FFA meeting builds teamwork

Wednesday March 20th the Fortuna FFA chapter held their monthly meeting. This month the meeting was in the Little Theatre for chapter degrees and dodge ball at 6:30 pm.
Members were divided into six different teams with a bracket for a tournament style game. The purpose was to get every FFA member involved, having a great time, and developing great personal and people skills. Every FFA member was invited and encouraged to come!

“It went great!” says Austin Beltz. There were 105 members present, and 21 guests. The winning team was the green team. Next month’s meeting is set to be April 21st.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Some seniors choose military

By Reid Lewis
Some students at Fortuna High School plan on going to college after their senior year. But there are also some going into the military for many different reasons. Some join for the benefits and others join just because they don’t know what they want to do. When we signed u,p we had to travel to Eureka. Most who signed up were at the end of our junior year, while others had to wait for the beginning of this year. Based on the branch you signed up with, you would have to go to a MEPS, Military Entrance Processing Station.

There are some people joining different branches of the military.  Some want to join Marines while others want to join the Army, Navy, Coast Guard, or Air Force.  There are only four seniors that are joining the Army this year so far, while there are currently five juniors actively trying to go and enlist when they are able to. The jobs that are taken by Fortuna High seniors currently are Combat Medic, Ranger Contract, Underwater Demolitions Diver, and Direct Fire Infantry. We all leave at different times and go to different places to do our training.

Sadies Hawkins tomorrow will be a Wonderland

By Stefania Cruz
This weekend, March 22 is Sadie Hawkins! The theme this year is Alice In Wonderland or you can wear the traditional Sadie Hawkins western style.  Its girl’s choice, so don’t forget to ask that special someone or just go with your friends!
The dance will be located in the boy’s gym. The dance is from 9 to 12 am. You can buy your ticket at the SFO during break or lunch. Single is $10 and couple is $15. Buy your tickets today!
This is Interact’s big fundraiser, so go and support them so they can raise money!
By Austin Beltz

In Humboldt County there will be a contest where students submit essays or poems for a contest; it will require them to have the essay already graded, so that they don’t write an essay for it.

This contest will only be available to students in Humboldt County.  Students will be required to write submit their essay or poem before April 15 through their English teacher.  The winner will be invited to Humboldt State University to be commended for their victory.

Baseball: a great start to a winning season

By Tanner Mendes

The Fortuna High baseball team has had a great start to their 2014 season. The team has great overall record and is currently in first place in league, according to Tyler Janowski. Also the Fortuna baseball team has been unbeatable except for teams out of our area.

Senior Bryant head has a very successful season so far and has thrown one shut out game so far this season. Head has not allowed very many hits off of him this season. Also Head has a very low ERA which is very good. 

The Fortuna High baseball team is going to have a very successful season if they keep up the way that they are playing now.

Prom April 19th will be Midnight Masquerade

By Zachery Bluhm
Prom will be the masked masquerade  April 19th at the River Lodge from 9-midnight. Be sure to buy your mask before April 19th at the SFO. Tickets will be going on sale soon. You can also get those at the SFO.

Junior class President Michaela Barros is arranging the event, “For as long as we’ve been planning this, we think it’s going to be one of the best proms in a while because it’s going to be different with the masks.”

Barros said,  “Be sure to get ready for a groovy and wild time.” 
By Isaiah Smith
The Ag. Dept. is currently fixing up their greenhouse. Last year, some students powerwashed the panels to remove the dirt and to see how worn they were. So after seeing how broken they are, the greenhouse was stripped to its metal frame and cleared of some very pesky wasps.

There is just one slight hiccup in repairing the greenhouse. It needs corrugated clear panels. March 19, some panels were found and only a short walk from the school. So now the steps now needed are to save the money needed and rebuild the greenhouse.

Safe and Sober Dinner fundraiser will be held March 29

By Tyler Newman
Fortuna High will be having a Safe and Sober fundraiser this March 29 at the River Lodge. They need this fundraiser to help fund the Safe and Sober program this year, because it’s an expensive event. They will be having a tri tip dinner and will be hosting an auction. You can get your tickets, which help raise the money, at the front door. Dinner starts at seven o’clock and tickets will be $15.

Safe and Sober is a party for seniors after graduation. This year's event, June 13, will feature a mechanical bull, zip lines, and many prizes.

Huskies held first Career Fair

By Berenice Sanchez

On Wednesday, March 19, 2014 the Career Fair was held in the Damon Gym.  The Career Fair offered jobs to juniors and seniors that are willing to work. They got to talk to the person in charge of some local companies. The school’s staff planned this for awhile. The Career Fair was open to the community. It opened at 2:30 and closed at 5:00pm.

The students got a type of passport where the name of the company was written. All the students had to talk to five different people to get a sticker from the person. Many students were excited about the event. “I’ll probably get a job for the summer,” Beatriz said.

There was many prizes given out with raffle tickets, a DJ, delicious snacks made by some of our students, and an IPad as a grand prize. Ana said “I wish I’m the one that wins the IPad.” The Career Fair was pretty organized. Many students came out happy that they might get accepted at a job.

“It was a great experience” said a student.   

Green technology class gets new recycling bins

By Quentin Ramirez
Recently green technology class put recycling bins around the school for students to start recycling aluminum cans and plastic bottles properly.  The money raised from recycling will fund their trip to a green technology conference in Sacramento.
The field trip that they will be participating in will teach them ways to use green technology.  For example, they will be shown energy efficient light bulbs and ways to get the energy the green way without polluting the environment, according to Cristian Garcia.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Golf team plays tournaments

By Cameron Dewell

The Fortuna High boy’s golf team looks great. Nine people are currently on our roster. So far, two tournaments have already taken place. These were tournaments at Redwood Empire and Willow Creek. 

This Thursday there is also another tournament at Beau Pre golf course in Mckinnlyville at 11:00.

Senior golf team member Zach Bluhm commented. “This season is going great; I really am enjoying my first year of golf.”

Floral design class to bring arrangements to Daffodil Show

By Ana Ornelas

The Daffodil Show at the River Lodge will take place on March 22-23. Everyone in the floral class will take a design to the River Lodge on Friday the 21 from 3:15 to 4:30 to go set up because the judging will take place on Saturday. This is a class assignment.

“I am so excited,” said Mrs. Kleiner. There will be judges scoring the daffodil design. There is going to be different stages, and if you get an honorable mention that is the lowest ribbon that you can get. You can also enter a mini design so that you can get 10 extra credit points for the floral class.

Seniors to visit CR for orientation and placement tests April 4

By Xochitl Cabrera

On April 4th, Fortuna Union High Seniors who will be attending CR will be taking the placement test from 9:30 am to 2:30pm at CR. The CR placement test will determine your future math and English classes.

If you are planning on going, you must receive a permission slip from the office and get it signed by all your teachers in order to be excused. Transportation by bus will be available. Prepare for the test at and .