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!
Flowing Wells Takes Top Four Awards in Fashion Design Competition
On November 22 twenty five fashion design students and twelve modeling board models attended a design competition for high school students at Pima Community College's downtown campus. Each group of designers were given a box that contained aluminum foil, pipe cleaners, buttons, wired ribbon, and other assorted items. The challenge was to create a garment in two hours, and the model wore it in the fashion show that evening.
Congratulations to Maria Vazquez and Zoey Tow for winning first place, Jessica Shaft and Jesus Lucero for winning second place, Sharon Noel and Arianna Padilla for winnine third place, and Erendida Robles, Magaly Fuentes, and Mariela Lara for winning fourth place. Great job Flowing Wells fashion!
Students Place at FFA Career Development Events
Flowing Wells High School students competed in the South Central District FFA Career Development Events on November 18. Sierra Hejl, Raiden Forgach, and Adam Tenney competed in the FFA Creed. Sierra was called back to compete in the FFA Creed finals and placed fifth overall out of 30 participants. Michelle Riker competed in Novice Extemporaneous Public Speaking, and her topic was “Urban Encroachment of Farmland.” Michelle placed second and will compete at the state level on Friday, December 6 at ASU Polytech. Join us in congratulating our student participants for their great representation of Flowing Wells!
Flowing Wells Thespians Bring Home Gold Honor Troupe Award and More
Flowing Wells thespians attended the Arizona Thespian Festival over the weekend and received the following awards:
Flowing Wells Wins JROTC Skills Meet
Eleven JROTC teams from eight southern Arizona high schools recently participated in the third annual Jorge Armando Padilla Skills Meet at Rio Rico High School. Flowing Wells High School's Team A was awarded Best Overall. Read the full article to learn all about the participating teams and events. Way to go, JROTC!
JROTC Visits Veterans at The Fountains
JROTC is pictured in formation as they get ready to leave to march in the Veterans Day parade downtown. The cadets also visited veterans at The Fountains. The residents loved seeing and talking with the students.
Flowing Wells Students Attend FEA Leadership Conference
Flowing Wells Future Educators Association representatives joined keynote speaker Chach Snook at the FEA Fall Regional Leadership Conference at the University of Arizona to explore oppportunities and challenges that lie ahead for future educators.
Marching Band Earns Excellent Rating
The FWHS marching band has earned an excellent rating at the State Marching Festival on Saturday, November 2. The pomline was also recognized with an Auxiliary Caption Award. We were ranked in the top ten in our division and will go to compete in the State Marching Band Championship on November 16 in Glendale!
Congratulations to 190 students who received perfect attendance, with no tardies, for the first quarter. Great job! A big thank you to Eegee's who provides the lunch for the students each quarter.
Boys and Girls Cross Country
Boys and girls cross country competed in sectionals where the boys took 15th out of 19 schools, and the girls took 10th out of 16. The girls missed state by only three points. It was a close battle against us and CDO. John Henry Hervol took 14th place, and Carissa Lucero took 7th place, which qualifies them for the State Championship in Phoenix. Good job, runners! You had an outstanding season, and good luck to John and Carissa!
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.
African Dance Class
Dance students had a great time learning African dance today from Alseny Bangoura who is a dancer, choreographer, singer, and musician from Conakry, the capital of Guinea, located on the coast of the Great Horn of West Africa. He specializes in all types of acrobatics as well as traditional West African dance, the Dun-Dun and Djembe drums, and the West African flute.
FCCLA Leadership Camp
On September 12-14, 2013, the new FCCLA (Family, Career & Community Leaders of America) officers attended the Fall Leadership Camp at Pine Summit in Prescott. The theme for this year is “I spy success with FCCLA.” Donning their best spy apparel, the officers made their entrance to the opening ceremony; participated in the color day activities, and attended training sessions for their officer positions. They also had time to plan their chapter activities for the upcoming year.
Sixteen Flowing Wells High School thespians attended the Arizona Thespian Leadership Camp on July 9-12 in Heber, Arizona. The camp is also the official CTSO leadership camp for CTE students involved in Theatre Tech. The students were able to learn leadership skills, bond as a Thespian Troupe, and interact with over 350 thespians from across the state. Hayley Wilson, a 2013 FW graduate, helped lead the camp as a state student officer. Two new state student officers were selected from Flowing Wells, Jonica Butcher and Jesus Rodriguez. They will serve with 20 other students from high schools across Arizona. Congratulations, FW thespians!
FCCLA Nationals Winners
At the FCCLA Nationals in July, Maria Vazquez won a gold medal for her fashion construction project and Amanda Real won a bronze medal for her fashion recycled/redesigned project. Great job!