Postsecondary education scholarship applications are now available to FHS Seniors! Applications can be filled out online or printed out and handed into the FHS Main Office or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Local Scholarships are due March 6th, 2020 (unless otherwise noted) and Greater Jefferson County Foundation Scholarships are due March 13th, 2020 (unless otherwise noted).
The Senior Awards Program will be held in the Fairfield High School Auditorium, May 6th, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Epperson or Mrs. Steward in the FHS Guidance or Mrs. Megrath in the FHS Main Office at 641-472-2059.
The Class of 2019 received in excess of $100,000 awarded to students at the Senior Awards Program in May 2019. The scholarships are administered or sponsored by the Greater Jefferson County Foundation and many local individuals, businesses and service organizations. Most of these awards, with the addition of several new scholarships, are available again this year. The awards vary from $250 to $5,000 and are given as either one-time amounts or as renewable scholarships. Many are open to any student, without regard to the applicant's intended field of study, while others are for students who may intend to pursue careers in a medical field, business, teaching, fine arts, engineering, mathematics or vocational or agriculture related fields. The criteria for applying also vary and may include, but are not limited to, academic record, community service, participation in activities and financial need.
This weekend, Nov. 30th, eight of the FHS Smash Bros. Esports Team will be traveling to Pocahontas, IA for their first live tournament. For the last few months, many of the high school students have been participating in Smash Bros. Ultimate a couple times each week after school. Several times they have had scrimmages with other schools during this time also. However, this time, members of the club will be traveling for a live, Face-To-Face tournament.
The Pocahontas Chamber of Commerce is hosting this tournament in conjunction with an Artwalk happening that day. The tournament format will be somewhat determined by the number of participants that show that day. If there are enough players, they will face off in groups of four to begin. The top two in each quad will move to the winner bracket while the bottom two will move the the consolation bracket. Once that round is completed, then the players will compete in 1v1 competitions until a champion is crowned. The winning participant will receive a game of their choice valued at $60.00. Click Here for more information about the tournament.
It is also exciting to see this because the club is trying to find ways to raise funds to purchase new and updated equipment. Hopefully, after seeing how this tournament is run and the interest in this tournament, the club could host one on their own in the near future.
Watch the website for results from the tournament.
Fairfield High school sent 10 students to the Iowa All State Music Festival held Nov. 21-23 on the Iowa State Campus in Ames.
Nine choir students and one band student attended the festival. These students were selected to the choir and band following a rigorous tryout process in October. Students prepare material fo the tryouts, then go up against other music students throughout the state for all state selection. Those making the band and choir represent the top 1.7 percent of the high school music students in the state.
Claire Epperson, junior clarinet player, auditioned for chair placement while in Ames and was placed 29th chair in the state. This is 4 chairs higher than her placement last year.
Senior choir students Megan Higgins and Devika Pharasi attended all state for all four years in high school.
Claire Epperson, Clarinet
Choir Students selected as alternates
Directors for the Fairfield band and choir are Jim Edgeton and Zach Reiter
On Thursday, November 7th, the FHS Esports Smash team took on WACO in another scrimmage. This time many more inexperienced players took the stage as they tried to gain more playing time against other opponents. WACO has become a regular opponent and their matches are greatly appreciated. The competition was much more evenly matched that night and provided some great matches. When the night was over, FHS won the match 2-0.
The next week, Monday, November 11th, some of the more experienced players had a match against Colfax-Mingo High School. CMHS participated in the beta season of Smash in the newly formed "Iowa High School Esports Association". The students were excited to see how they could compete with a team who just played in the beta season. Zach, Dallas, JJ, Jacob and Grant took the field with characters such as Jigglypuff, Little Mac, Mario, Wii Fit Trainer, Cloud, Gannondorf and Terry Bogard. Jigglypuff took the first loss of the first match before Terry Bogard went on a winning streak. Fairfield held on to win the first match. The second match was back and forth at the beginning also, but Fairfield pulled out the second win also to take the best 2 of 3 matches.
CMHS was a great opponent, and just like WACO, the students enjoyed the competition and are looking forward to another match in the near future.
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