Stepping up into the spotlight

“Nothing succeeds like ‘Succeed!’”! This March Findlay High School students will be performing ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying’. With the new musical comes a new face; Mr. Manley will be joining the musical as the new music director. Mr. Manley said that he had wanted to work on the high school’s musicals for twenty years and when he got the chance to step up to the position, he was ecstatic.

Mr. Manley has worked on musicals in the past at North Baltimore and at the Findlay Light Opera. He is not worried about the new addition to his busy schedule and says that Findlay First Edition rehearses in the evening so there would be no issues since the musical rehearsal is always in the afternoon.

Mr. Manley is most excited to be working with the orchestra.

“I think it’s good for the kids to know that even though I’m the choir director that I can do other things. It’s good for them to see me in that role and know that you’re not just singer but that you can do other things as well,” Manley said.

The new music director is very excited to be working on this musical due to it giving him another role in the music department that he can continue to help students. Make sure to come and see Mr. Manley and the rest of the cast in March!

FHS remembers esteemed alumn Congressman Oxley

On January 1, US Congressman Oxley, esteemed FHS alumn, passed away. When students returned from winter break, time was set aside in his remembrance. Principal Kupferberg felt that a moment should be taken to honor the congressman, because of his gracious contributions to Findlay High School. Specifically to the We The People debate group. The Congressman has offered members of the group exclusive tours, monetary donations, and hosted dinners in Washington DC over the years. He also has returned to the high school offer wisdom to various social studies classes.

“Congressmen Oxley was very devoted to bettering the students at Findlay High School,” head principal, Mr. Kupferberg, said.

When We The People travelled to Washington DC for their national competition in 1990, Kupferberg went along. During this time he met Congressman Oxley. Kupferberg described Oxley as, “a very straightforward man, who was upright and honest. He also loved his Dietsch chocolate”. Kupferberg felt it important Oxley be recognized at FHS, because as a distinguished alumni he always found time to give back to the school.

FHS students resolve for the New Year

As 2016 began, thoughts were buzzing of what New Year’s resolutions people wanted to achieve. Many are setting goals to become happier and healthier. GoBankingRates surveyed the most popular New Year’s resolutions for 2016, and the surveys showed that most respondents plan to have fun and enjoy life to the fullest in 2016. Students at Findlay High School have New Year’s resolutions to get physically fit, to save more money, to be more positive, and many more.

Junior Chris Ricker plans on sticking with his goals by working out during and even outside of the sports he plays.

“My New Year’s resolution is to get in shape as much as I can. I want to be able to lift more, lose more weight, and increase my stamina,” Ricker said.

Learning to accept yourself is a great first step to ruling 2016 and making it your year.

“My New Year’s resolution is to accept myself more because I can’t change my flaws, so why not learn to love them?” Sophomore Julia Weigman said.

Some students are trying to become a part of something bigger this year.

“My New Year’s resolution is to become a part of a different social group to meet new people and make new friends. I would also like to get rid of all the negativity in my life and replace it all with positive things,” Junior Alex Risner said.

Not all students rang in the new year with resolutions for themselves.
“My New Year’s resolution is to not have a New Year’s resolution,” senior Kiyomi Tachibana said.

This is another great goal to have because although many of us often forget it, it is important to remember that many things are not permanent.Although it may be difficult to keep up the enthusiasm to achieve your goals, it is not impossible. Select a resolution for yourself for the new year and stick with it!