These are Awesome Kids! [ Student Brags ]
We are proud of our students here at FWHS. We recognize those who study hard and do their best. They have done an exceptionally good job and deserve to be bragged about!
JROTC Rifle Team Takes 1st Place
Congratulations to the JROTC rifle team for winning the Southern Regional Rifle Tournament. First place individual went to our own Adam McClintock. Other team members were:
Choralaires Sing at Pima Air and Space Museum
The Flowing Wells High School choralaires sang for Santa's landing at the Pima Air and Space Museum. Santa arrived in a helicopter to visit the children that were there to see him.
FFA Career Development Events
On November 25, three of our students competed at the South Central District FFA Career Development Events. Dakota Martinez and Ramon Maldonado recited the five paragraph FFA Creed to a panel of judges and an audience. Dakota placed third and Ramon placed tenth. Takota Gonzales placed first in Extemporaneous Public Speaking, where he received a topic related to an agriculture issue. He then had thirty minutes to research the issue, write a speech, and deliver a four to six minute speech on the topic. Congratulations for a job well done.
JROTC Drill Team Hauchuca Challenge Competition
The FWJROTC drill team competed at Buena High School on November 22 in the Hauchuca Challenge with six other schools. They placed 1st in four person armed and color guard, 2nd place in 10 man armed exhibition, and 3rd in 10 and four person unarmed, 10 person armed inspection. Congratulations!
Richie’s Walk is our high school’s annual disability awareness fair that took place on November 14. The students in the life skills department want everyone to learn through experience that although we are all different and unique, we are also much more alike than different. This year’s event was a great success with over 300 special needs students and adults attending from 18 different schools and day programs! Some 80 volunteers from the University of Arizona ran the games, and another large group of volunteers from our ceramics classes led the many art activities. The morning was full of excitement and fun as each special needs person participated alongside his or her high school partner provided by the generous FWHS student body. Richie’s Walk is a free of charge event for all of our special guests, but money raised goes directly to the local chapter of the American Cancer Society. This year we are proud to announce that we raised $470.00! One highlight of this year’s event was the train provided by rails in the garden club, who’s members set up a train for students to watch and drive with a remote control. The Pima softball team also made for a fun time helping kids bat, throw, and just hanging out with our guests. Over 900 people were on our football field and yet it felt like a great big family reunion. The teachers, staff, and students of the life skills department are proud to host this event and look forward to next year’s Richie’s Walk.
JROTC Color Guard at Nascar
The Flowing Wells JROTC color guard opened the Nascar weekend at Phoenix International Raceway on Saturday, November 8, 2014. The event was nationally broadcasted.
FW JROTC Adventure Team Takes Home 2nd Place
On October 18 the JROTC Raiders Adventure Team competed at the Phase II competition in Phoenix. They came home with the 2nd place trophy. Check out the video of the competition with Chief Ron James being interviewed.
Anisa Jimenez Accepted Into the 2014 American Choral Directors' Association Western Division High School Honor Choir
Anisa Jimenez, senior Choralaires member and Choral Union Manager, has been accepted into the 2014 American Choral Directors' Association Western Division High School Honor Choir, to be held in Santa Barbara, California this February. Anisa joined over 900 singers in auditioning for the honor choir. Fewer than 200 were accepted. This elite choir will be conducted by Dr. Craig Jessop, choral director at Utah State University and former conductor of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Anisa will represent Flowing Wells at this three day festival, culminating in a concert on the last day. Anisa plans to continue with music education after graduation and is excited to grow from this incredible musical opportunity.
Flowing Wells Color Guard
The Flowing Wells Color Guard had the honor to present the colors at the Wounded Warrior GT-500 nationwide tour.
The car is on a nationwide tour, named the “High Five Tour,” representing the Wounded Warriors Family Support Organization. The tour is going to accept donations for our wounded warriors.
The car is a GT-500 Super Snake wide-body Mustang, built in Las Vegas by Shelby. It has 850 horsepower and many of other special equipment. The car has a complete body wrap which looks like the American Flag and it is very beautiful to see.