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Happy Days Again

school - happy dazeBeating the odds and raising the bar, the Sophomore Class successfully performed Happy Daze for their family in June 2020. Even though the play was not unfamiliar to many at FCS from over the years of multiple performances, at such a time as this, the expectation became a hopeful wish. In early March. the students were restricted to their homes with online schooling. However, Mrs. Charissa Brunson kept the students actively working in their Zoom sessions. Later, as the performance seemed more of an expected but tentative date, small groups began meeting together, with socially distanced practices that later progressed to the group of nearly 20 performers just days before the actual performance. 

Not only were the teachers thrilled at the opportunity of finally displaying the students' talents, but the students were glad to simply "get together" and share time, considering the pandemic and all that it entailed for students in school. Mrs. Sherri Hohneisen, team teacher with Mrs. Brunson, shared her observation and said, "The students enjoyed being with each other. Even though we wondered what would happen since we had most often worked in small groups, the students did an amazing performance."

Family members came on two different assigned nights to keep mandated orders during the time of social distancing and also to maintain the extra cleaning needed to make for a safe and happy night of entertainment. 

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Not Just Another Show

s-peter pan 2019Another sophomore class took the stage, stole the show, won the audience and displayed great talent! The Sophomore Speech Class and the Advanced Speech Class joined forces for the first-time performance of Peter Pan and Wendy. The Thursday evening performance entertained  young and old, and the Faith tradition, known as the ATAP Dinner Theatre, brought a large crowd of family and friends with the supportive Faith family. Because the expectations continue to remain high due to the excellency of each year's performance, Mrs. Charissa Brunson and her mother, Sherri Hohneisen, sacrificially give their all to produce the best performance possible in every way for a small stage production.

Watching the students grow each year to develop both speech and acting skills is a joy to the teachers who patiently train their students to become their best for God's glory. Sophomore Cameron Smith and so many other sophomores said, "We thank Mrs. Brunson and Mrs. H. for sticking with our class. We could not have done any of this without them." 

The play portrayed the book's plot, a little different than the Disney production. From pirates and mermaids in Neverland, to the Darling family with big sister, Wendy, as their Neverland mother, and  Peter Pan followed around by Tinkerbell, the students became their characters for a fun, heartwarming, imaginative performance. The class enjoyed their opportunity to portray so much of what they had learned so well. Brittney Redding said, "The most exciting moments were when we got the great reaction out of the crowd. It made everybody feel good about their characters."

With a large supportive group of workers, the benefits of the endeavor yielded positive results. The sophomores believed they improved in their speaking skills and their acting; their class grew closer together while the school family enjoyed the product of such hard work. The ATAP Play (All Things Are Possible) gave an opportunity to thank those donors who faithfully give to the school, and it also provided a small fundraising event. The Lord blessed with a large audience and two well-done performances. 

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