Falcons’ STAR pep rally

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  • Cancer survivor June Schmidt joked about how she got her “Einstein hair” from chemotherapy when she was fighting breast cancer. Her daughter, FMHS student Mary Schmidt, will be activities chair for the mountain’s first Relay for Life. It will be hosted at the FMHS Falcon Field. [Hedlund photo]

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    Cancer survivor June Schmidt joked about how she got her “Einstein hair” from chemotherapy when she was fighting breast cancer. Her daughter, FMHS student Mary Schmidt, will be activities chair for the mountain’s first Relay for Life. It will be hosted at the FMHS Falcon Field. [Hedlund photo]

  • Falcons showed their serious sides at the rally too. [Hedlund photo]

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    Falcons showed their serious sides at the rally too. [Hedlund photo]

  • Principal Sara Haflich showed the three Relay for Life ‘Footies’ her small daughter bought with birthday money to contribute $15.

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    Principal Sara Haflich showed the three Relay for Life ‘Footies’ her small daughter bought with birthday money to contribute $15.

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    Hedlund photo

  • Sophomores played the blindfold game.

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    Sophomores played the blindfold game.

  • Sophomores got blinded.

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    Sophomores got blinded.

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  • The Freshmen won their cream pie eating challenge

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    The Freshmen won their cream pie eating challenge

  • Seniors chose Twister.

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    Seniors chose Twister.

  • Seniors twisting it up.

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    Seniors twisting it up.

  • Seniors twisting the day away!

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    Seniors twisting the day away!

  • Freshman Sunny McDermott was the victor.

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    Freshman Sunny McDermott was the victor.

Notes and photos by Patric Hedund

Falcons got goofy Tuesday, April 22 at a pep rally the day before STAR testing began. Classes challenged each other to games. Seniors chose Twister; Sophmores chose a blindfolded egg walk, with mops standing by. The Freshmen won their cream pie eating challenge and Freshman Sunny McDermott was the victor.

Falcons showed their serious sides at the rally too. Cancer survivor June Schmidt joked about how she got her “Einstein hair” from chemotherapy when she was fighting breast cancer. Her daughter, FMHS student Mary Schmidt, will be activities chair for the mountain’s first Relay for Life to raise money for cancer research and to help local people battling the disease.

Relay for life will be hosted at the FMHS Falcon Field. Students are invited to be part of the 24-hour marathon relay June 22-23. Music, games and events will be featured in the community camp-out. It will include an emotional “luminaria” parade to honor those who have passed. It will showcase a survivors’ walk, to share triumph with those who have won their personal battle. There are now 10 local teams, with more forming, to help raise $15,000 locally. FMHS Principal Sara Haflich showed the rally three Relay for Life ‘Footies’ her small daughter bought with  birthday money to contribute $15 to help toward that goal.

This is part of the May 3, 2013 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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