10 Ways to Make Freshmen Year Your Best Year

10 Ways to Make Freshmen Year Your Best Year

With the start of a new school year it is always a good time to set some goals to ensure that you are ready to take advantage of everything available to you. And seeing as how our freshmen are new to the Prep and to high school in general, I thought that I would take...

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Fairmont Counselors Visit East Coast Colleges

Fairmont Counselors Visit East Coast Colleges

By Justin Voss “Summertime and the livin’s easy.”  Maybe for most of you (and Sublime), but for some of us at Fairmont Prep we are still going strong closing out the past year and getting ready for the next school year. This doesn’t mean that us college counselors...

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ASEP Freshmen Wow Judges at the Annual Nanovation Competition

ASEP Freshmen Wow Judges at the Annual Nanovation Competition

On Wednesday, May 22, 2019, a team of five freshmen made their way up to the University of California, Los Angeles to compete in the annual Nanovation Competition. But this journey began for these students well before May. Back in January Michelle Chang, Ethan Idani,...

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Farewell Class of 2019

Farewell Class of 2019

By Justin Voss The past week has been a blur of activity for our seniors and our faculty as well and we are feeling a little bittersweet here at Fairmont Prep. On Tuesday our seniors received their caps and gowns and then were recognized in the senior farewell. During...

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The Husky Howl, May 2019

The Husky Howl, May 2019

Spring Sports Update by Numair Razzak, Writer at Large Andrew Pan, Layout Editor Feature Image Credit: Mr. Michael Sarris As school winds down for the year, with seniors eager to graduate, the spring sports teams have officially concluded. The Varsity Boys’ Volleyball...

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The Junior Class ASB Invites You to Prom

The Junior Class ASB Invites You to Prom

By Justin Voss In the midst of your binging on Netflix, Hulu, Prime, or whatever you watch you may have come across one of those classic high school movies. You know the ones where the cool kid is rich but mean and the nerd wears glasses but can become cool by taking...

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A Kind of Hush

A Kind of Hush

By Justin Voss There’s a kind of hush all over the campus this week where you can hear the sound of students taking tests. If you caught the reference to the 1967 Herman’s Hermits song in there give yourself a gold star. Advanced Placement (AP) and International...

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The Husky Howl, April 2019

The Husky Howl, April 2019

Soccer and Basketball Update by Arjun Marwaha, Global News Editor Pranav Kantamaneni, School News Editor The Fairmont Prep winter sports teams have performed exceptionally well this 2018-2019 winter season. Under the expert coaching of Robert Viviano, the Boys and...

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Important Decisions Don’t Always Come Easily

Important Decisions Don’t Always Come Easily

By: Justin Voss It’s been fun walking around campus this week after Spring Break to talk with our seniors and see if they have decided where they have chosen to attend after graduating from Fairmont. Everyone has such great options, and while for some the choice is...

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‘Twas the First Day of Spring Break

‘Twas the First Day of Spring Break

By: Justin Voss   ‘Twas the first day of spring break and all over Fairmont Not a teacher was stirring, not even Demont The lockers were closed by the hallway with care In hopes that Mr. Romo was not there The students were home all snug in their beds While...

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The Real Value of Building a Strong Athletic Program

The Real Value of Building a Strong Athletic Program

The value of athletics in schools is undeniable and cannot be overlooked. It has a profound impact on individuals, the school as a whole, as well as the community. Building a strong student-community is an essential component in revitalizing a school and drawing new...

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Take a Trip

Take a Trip

By: Justin Voss   The funny thing about working at a school is that you are constantly learning, and you see first-hand how education never stops. It’s a beautiful thing really. Just last week I learned from Mrs. Leslie that I can’t make a lightbulb illuminate...

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Meet Jonathan Dunn, a Certified Educational Planner

Meet Jonathan Dunn, a Certified Educational Planner

Jonathan Dunn has been a certified educational planner for the past ten years, but if you’re anything like me you might be scratching your head on what precisely that credential means? Basically, a certified educational planner is a rigorous credential for college...

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Coach Rob Viviano is Building Better Programs

Coach Rob Viviano is Building Better Programs

Coach Rob Viviano joined Fairmont Preparatory Academy as the head soccer coach just a few weeks before practice started in 2018. He’s had experience coaching college, club, and high school soccer, and knew that he would be restructuring the girls and boys soccer...

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Around the World Week

Around the World Week

By: Justin Voss   I was going to start this blog by talking about Johnny Cash’s version of “I’ve Been Everywhere” in which he strings together an incredible list of American cities in a short amount of time. However, I wanted to check my information first and...

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Schedule Change

Schedule Change

By: Justin Voss   In 1971 musician David Bowie released his hit song “Changes.” Throughout his career he became famous for changing his looks, dress, and musical style; his only constant was change. When he changed, it was exciting, interesting, and new. Fairmont...

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Athletic Huskies

Athletic Huskies

If you know anything about Fairmont Prep, you probably know that we are a small school with a lot of different opportunities. Students can choose to take a variety of courses that suit their needs, which may include AP and IB courses along with advanced programs. You...

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Sweet Advice

Sweet Advice

By: Justin Voss   At home this week my children have been filling out Valentine’s cards for their classmates and attaching some, shall I say, less-than-delicious candy to them. I flashed back to my school days and writing my Valentine's cards. I would carefully...

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There’s More Than One Path to Success

There’s More Than One Path to Success

Somehow I found myself raising my hand a few weeks ago when my daughter’s baseball team was soliciting for an assistant coach. Mind you, the last time I played baseball I was wearing neon, and it was cool, so my baseball experience is limited. But I love to watch...

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From Straightforward to Complex, College Applications

From Straightforward to Complex, College Applications

Parents, let’s be honest with ourselves here: it’s been more than a few years since we applied to college. We got our applications mailed to us, typed out some answers, requested transcripts, and we were on our way. It was a simpler time when colleges only had to...

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Party Hats and Horns

Party Hats and Horns

Did you break out those party hats and weird buzzing horns to ring in 2019? We’ve made another trip around the sun! For our seniors, this means they are now second-semester seniors and have just months left in their high school career. But after our much-needed winter...

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Winter (Break) is Coming

Winter (Break) is Coming

Do you remember 122 days ago when we started the school year? All that hope, optimism, and potential? Well, here it is the end of the semester and we finishing finals so that we can go off to winter break and enjoy some much needed time off. Students have worked hard...

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Finals are Coming

Finals are Coming

Can you feel that weird mix of stress, relief, anticipation, and worry? It can only mean one thing–that finals are coming soon and there is a major break on the horizon. Fairmont Prep students are coming up on quiet days next week where no new tests or assignments are...

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Fairmont Prep Basketball Teams Make Top 25 List

Fairmont Prep Basketball Teams Make Top 25 List

For the first time in Fairmont Prep history both the boys and girls basketball teams made the Orange County Top 25. The Lady Huskies came in at number three in the county! The Orange County Register wrote, “The Huskies will be one of the most experienced teams in the...

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Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

Next week brings Thanksgiving, which means a five day holiday for our students and a little break for our teachers as well. We get to wake up to some giant balloons floating throughout New York in the freezing cold. Time to gorge on turkey, roll ourselves out with...

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The Power of a Voice

The Power of a Voice

This past week we all held a lot of power- the power to vote. The United States was founded on this ideal that a country works best when everyone has a say in the goings on within the country. Admittedly, it took quite a while for that to actually happen for all...

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IQ vs EQ Why You Should Care

IQ vs EQ Why You Should Care

No matter how many degrees a person may possess, if he or she doesn’t have specific emotional attributes, they are more unlikely to succeed.

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Spirit Week

Spirit Week

Fairmont Prep has been a hive of activity recently as Spirit Week and Homecoming have come once again. The Student Government (ASB) spends months planning a week unlike any other on campus for students to enjoy which culminates in the Homecoming football game and the...

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Sophomore Advice

Sophomore Advice

The other week, we advised the freshmen who were starting off their high school careers. Now it is time to move up the ladder and speak to the next class. No longer the newest students on campus, sophomores are in a unique position. By now, they should have figured...

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Prep Pride: Freshmen Advice

Prep Pride: Freshmen Advice

Freshmen, the time has come. You’ve completed years of education and now you are here on the big stage, high school. Now you get to see first-hand if all of those movies about high school will really come to life in the halls of Fairmont Prep. If you’ve ever seen...

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Back to School at Fairmont Prep

Back to School at Fairmont Prep

How can you not love the first day of school? Sure, it does signify the end of summer and some beautiful carefree days here in Southern California, but the start of school brings so much potential. There is that eagerness to see old friends, meet new teachers, and...

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Prep Pride: Start of School

Prep Pride: Start of School

After a quiet, somewhat dormant summer at Fairmont Prep, the campus has come alive this week as teachers have returned to prepare for another great school year. The campus has some new improvements, most notably in the gym with a new floor, scoreboard, and the...

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PREPing For a Great Season

PREPing For a Great Season

Fairmont Preparatory Academy is known for its excellence in academics. However, their sports program is also thriving which can be attributed to their top-level coaching staff and student athletes. An example of this is Joedy Gardner hired in 2016 as head coach for...

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Debate Doubles Up the Tourneys

Debate Doubles Up the Tourneys

Last weekend, your Fairmont Prep debate team competed in tournaments concurrently. Locally, we debated at the Orange County Speech League (OCSL) Spring Invitational. Away, we competed at the Golden Desert Debate Tournament in Las Vegas. In total, 27 competitors from...

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Fairmont Prep Earns More Bids to Tournament of Champions

Fairmont Prep Earns More Bids to Tournament of Champions

Last weekend, your Fairmont Prep debate team competed at the 32nd annual MinneApple Debate Tournament in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Ten of our Fairmont Prep debaters traveled to this octofinal bid tournament, which awards Tournament of Champions (ToC) bids to the top 16...

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Boys Basketball Coach Honored As “Coach with Character”

Boys Basketball Coach Honored As “Coach with Character”

Congratulations to boys basketball coach William Rosary III, who was honored by Fairmont Prep and the Orange County Athletic Directors Association (OCADA) as a "Coach with Character" at the fall meeting on October 9, 2017, at the Anaheim Convention Center! Coach...

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Fairmont Prep Debate Breaks Previous Record

Fairmont Prep Debate Breaks Previous Record

It was a record-setting weekend for Fairmont Prep debate. Last weekend, your Fairmont Prep debate team competed simultaneously in tournaments at California State University, Fullerton and the Bronx High School of Science (aka Big Bronx). In total, seven teams competed...

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Debate Team Wins Trophies in Long Beach

Debate Team Wins Trophies in Long Beach

Last week, your Fairmont Prep debate team competed in the National Debate Invitational at CSU Long Beach, which comprised more than 1,400 competitors from all over the country. Eight teams competed in Public Forum Debate, eight debaters competed in Congressional...

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Fairmont Prep Debate Sweeps Novice Tournament

Fairmont Prep Debate Sweeps Novice Tournament

Last month, your Fairmont Prep debate novices competed in the annual Orange County Speech League Novice Tournament. Five students competed in the Congressional Debate category and debated topics such as improving U.S.-Latin American relations, how to improve the U.S....

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Debate Students Secure Bids to Tournament of Champions

Debate Students Secure Bids to Tournament of Champions

Last weekend, your Fairmont Prep debate team traveled to the National Speech and Debate Season Opener at the University of Kentucky. Six teams competed in Public Forum debate, and one speaker competed in extemporaneous speaking. The students debated whether or not the...

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International Baccalaureate (IB) Turns 50

International Baccalaureate (IB) Turns 50

Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). In recognition of this milestone, the IBO is launching a worldwide birthday celebration this fall. Fairmont Preparatory Academy has been an IB World School since 1995 and is...

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Fairmont Prep Student Wins Congressional Award

Fairmont Prep Student Wins Congressional Award

Fairmont Prep senior Esther Park was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal by California Congressman Ed Royce of the 39th District. The highest honor Congress can impart upon young Americans, the Congressional Award involves the completion of at least 100 hours in the...

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Fairmont Prep Teacher Awarded National Commendation

Fairmont Prep Teacher Awarded National Commendation

Fairmont Preparatory Academy is proud to announce that English teacher Jennifer Collison will receive a national commendation by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) in Atlanta, Georgia, this November. Collison is being awarded this special honor for...

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Exciting New Chapter Awaits Fairmont Prep Alumna

Exciting New Chapter Awaits Fairmont Prep Alumna

Fairmont Prep is pleased to announce that Jordan Esparza, member of the Class of 2009, will oversee the school’s alumni relations. As a guest teacher and coach at Fairmont Prep, Esparza's “can-do” attitude, leadership, and contagious smile have contributed to the...

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Prep Alumna to Be Featured at the LA Times Festival of Books

Prep Alumna to Be Featured at the LA Times Festival of Books

Fairmont Prep alumna Sonali Kohli will be featured as a panelist during the 2016 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. A member of the Class of 2009, Kohli is now a journalist for the LA Times, reporting on education topics. After graduating from the University of...

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Fairmont Prep Debate Team Continues on Path to Success

Fairmont Prep Debate Team Continues on Path to Success

Over President's Day weekend, the Fairmont Prep debate team traveled to the University of California, Berkeley to participate in the 2016 California Invitational Debate Tournament, the second-largest high school speech and debate tournament in the country. Nine teams...

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Fairmont Alumna Researches Past to Help Future

Fairmont Alumna Researches Past to Help Future

Sarah Cole, member of Fairmont Prep’s Class of 2010 and Class of 2014 at Oberlin College, is currently working for the Carter Center, a nonprofit organization founded by former President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter. An organization dedicated to...

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Recap of the 12th Annual College Fair and Fall Preview

Recap of the 12th Annual College Fair and Fall Preview

Thank you to all who attended the 12th annual College Fair and Fall Preview! On Tuesday, representatives from more than 90 colleges and universities from around the country packed into the Fairmont Prep gymnasium to inform not only Fairmont students but high school...

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Husky Vision Alum Shines in CSUF Communications Program

Husky Vision Alum Shines in CSUF Communications Program

Arthur Garcia, a member of Fairmont Prep’s Class of 2013, is now pursuing a radio-TV-film (RTVF) degree at California State University, Fullerton. Entering his junior year in the program, Garcia is now the studio manager of Titan Communications, CSUF’s digital media...

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Prep IBP Member Mixes Beats with Business

Prep IBP Member Mixes Beats with Business

Fairmont sophomore Marcos De La Riva is an active member of the International Business Program and makes up half of the Wolf & Riva music duo. De La Riva and his music partner have recently released their first remix to Calvin Harris and John Newman’s Blame. Their...

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Helping Student-Athletes Give Back

Helping Student-Athletes Give Back

In concert with helping student-athletes manage rigorous academic coursework, Fairmont Preparatory Academy's community service program provides these active students opportunities to foster social responsibility and compassion to serve others. Community service also...

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Fairmont Preparatory Academy Celebrates 2015 Commencement

Fairmont Preparatory Academy Celebrates 2015 Commencement

Watch the 2015 Preparatory Academy Commencement Fairmont Preparatory Academy graduated 170 seniors on Thursday, May 28, 2015, during the school's 2015 commencement ceremony at Pearson Park. This year's senior class follows the trend of previous years in that more than...

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Fairmont Prep Freshman CIF Runner-Up in Diving

Fairmont Prep Freshman CIF Runner-Up in Diving

Congratulations to Fairmont Prep freshman Michelle Lee on her second-place finish at the CIF Division 4 Diving Championships held at Riverside Community College on Tuesday, May 12. UPDATE (5/27/2015) — Michelle Lee placed eighth at the inaugural CIF State Swimming and...

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Fairmont Prep’s Chin Ecstatic Over Record-Setting Win

Fairmont Prep’s Chin Ecstatic Over Record-Setting Win

Edgar Chin powered his hands into the wall, turned toward the timing board and unleashed a primal scream of colliding emotions. The promise the Fairmont Prep swimmer showed early in the CIF-SS Division 4 finals Friday night had been realized, and his worries washed...

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