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!
FFA Members Participate in Rodeo Parade
Members of the Flowing Wells FFA participated in the 90th Tucson rodeo parade on February 26.
JROTC Drill Team Shines at Competition
On Saturday, February 21 the JROTC drill team had a competition at Bullhead City at the Colorado River Veterans Invitational. There were six schools that participated from Arizona and Nevada. The Flowing Wells team brought home nine trophies.
Chemical Car Competition
The purpose of the chemical car experiment was to challenge the engineering math and AP chemistry classes into developing their own procedures and follow those steps to achieve an ideal result, the farthest traveled car.
The objective was to find the correct mixture of acetic acid, baking soda, and water to maximize the distance of the chemical cars. Each class took a different approach. The engineering class tested different mixtures for best results, while AP chemistry calculated the best theoretical set up and then tested. Once the optimal formula for the car was achieved, the goal of greatest distance was reached.
The students built the chemical cars using an empty 20oz water bottle turned horizontally and then attached to a platform with axles on both the front and rear. A straw was secured to the top of the bottle, a line ran through the straw, and it was anchored 55 feet in front of the bottle to keep it moving in a straight path. The open end of the bottle was used as the rear of our car. An aluminum sheet was placed behind the bottle to aid in forward movement from the start. A lid equipped with a valve was placed on the open end, and the solution was agitated for 10 seconds with someone holding their finger over the open valve.
The engineering and AP chemistry classes competed for a pizza party, and the best average distance was the winner!
Graphic Design Regionals
On Friday, February 6 the Flowing Wells High School JTED team of Fernando Coronado, Seda Pias, and Liam Taylor competed at the graphic design regionals and created designs for three real-world clients.
The designs were:
Their work was scored by a panel of 10 judges, all local professionals that represent a variety of industries. The team took second place overall, winning three additional individual awards: third place for Pengele logo (Liam), second place for safety poster (Liam), and winner for safety poster (Fernando). Great job!
Stuco State Leadership Conference
Stuco students attended the state leadership conference and came back with two plaques for council distinction and all stars award. They also received a bronze recognition for their charitable work. Congratulations!
Science Fair Finalists
Congratulations to all of the top twenty science fair finalists. Thirty students will be going on to the Southern Arizona Regional Fair. We want to congratulate our top three finishers.
2015 SunnyVail Student Leadership Conference
The TSW (Transition From School To Work) program attended the 2015 SunnyVail Student Leadership Conference on January 29, in which students learned about the possibilities and choices for their future. The keynote speaker, Jonathan Mooney, was impressive and inspiring. The conference offered nineteen break-out sessions, ranging from culinary to military to vet assisting, where students got to hear from experts in the field. The finale was put on by Physics Factory and was fun and entertaining.
Marcos De Niza Drill Meet
The drill team and Raiders did an awesome job at the Marcos De Niza Drill Meet on January 24. We competed with 16 other schools, and we took home 13 trophies! The following lists are the trophies and placements won by our school.
JROTC Drill Team Takes Five First Place Trophies
On January 17 the JROTC drill team had a competition at the University of Arizona. We competed against Nogales, Buena, and Vista Grande high schools. The drill team took five first place trophies in armed drill regulation, armed drill exhibition, unarmed drill regulation, and color guard. Ruby Escobedo took first place in the drill down.
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.