Fort Dorchester High School’s wrestling team is no stranger to winning, which is evident to anyone who takes a simple look at the trophy case in the lobby.
Because of the success of previous teams, the current FD wrestling team works hard to maintain their reputation as one of South Carolina’s elite programs.
The coaches push the students who participate to give their absolute best, whether it be in practice or a actually in a match.
Phaizon Myers and Qu’Mari Jackson, members of the varsity wrestling team, share their thoughts.
The series Full house has come back and is now known as “Fuller House.” The series first aired in 1987 and ended in 1995. The series came back this year (2016) and is currently on Netflix .
The main female actors Candace Cameron, Jodie Sweetin, Andrea Barber are the main focus on this comeback series. The rest of the actors such as John Stamos, Bob Saget, David Couiler, and Lori Laughlin are only guest stars. The twins Mary-Kate and Ashley, However, are not coming back to play their role of Michelle Tanner.
Full house back in the 90s, had aired 192 episodes! The first season in the 90s basically came down to Danny Tanners wife who died in a car accident. He then brings in his brother-in-law Jesse and his best friend Joey to help raise his daughters. In the come back series now on Netflix, is about the 3 girls raising their families together. Fuller house is shot in the same home as it was filmed in back in 1987.
The Fort Dorchester High School 2016 Talent Show was a relative success. With students, Daevon Dixon and Jamie Fuller, as host they had a comedic style that made everything go along smoothly. The acts line-up was: 1. “We R CRW3D”, 2. Markela Guinyard, 3. Hassan Archie, 4. Jeremiah Go, 5. Kristy Mukhopadhyay, 6. Skylar Denton, 7. Catherine Massey and Kelly Wang, 8. Jharal Griffin leading “The Vibes”, 9. Mary Patrucco, 10. Monai Mitchell, 11. Briana Sharper, and 12. “Chocolate Rain.” preforming acts either sang or danced, but overall entertained the audience with their unique style.
Crowd reaction and applause definitely revealed which performances were remarkable. Although some acts may have been a little off with their singing and dancing. N
one of them lacked confidence on the stage which was what made this year’s talent show special. Jeremiah Go, Skylar Denton, Mary Patrucco, Monai Mitchell, Brianna Sharper, and “Chocolate Rain” seemed to be crowd favorites.
The talent show lasted approximately an hour and 30 minutes starting at 6:00 p.m. At the end of the show, all the acts lined up on the stage of the auditorium and waited to here the judges decisions. There was a spot for third, second, and first place and the judges’ decisions were similar to the crowd’s reactions. In 3rd place was Catherine Massey and Kelly Wang with their dance routine, 2nd was a tie between Monai Mitchell’s dancing and Brianna Sharper’s singing, and in 1st place was the group “Chocolate Rain.” It is fair to say that “Chocolate Rain” received the most applause, but that judges based it on their talent. 1st place won a $300 prize. So $100 was given evenly to Mike Brown, Kevin Curenton, and Rhajon Hicks.
At the fort, there are many events and activities that the AFJROTC program holds. Many clubs/teams get involved around school and with the community of North Charleston.
The FDHS AFJROTC Red Line Drill Team competes with local schools and and rival programs at drill competitions. Commanded by AF. Ret. Senior Master Sergeant Levi Bennett, the team has remained undefeated.
Students must practice, memorize, and professionally execute their routines in order to ensure their team victory over other schools. Judges and military officials precisely grade schools on their performances and execution, so many teams must bring their best game. A school can even be disqualified from the competition if their team is not up to certain standards.
The conditions at competitions are rather tough and demanding for the students performing. At times, students become stressed and feel they can no longer compete, but the FDHS AFJROTC Drill Team “holds the line” during competitions and ultimately brings home many trophies and awards.
Here is a clip showing a section of routine at a competition that took place at Berkley High School a couple of years ago:
There is also a Rocketry club here at the fort. This club is mostly responsible for building and launching rockets, but the team also flys drones and other aerial vehicles. The team is unique in a way that it really allows for students to interact with one another and share ideas.
Every team member is issued a rocket to build at home which is due the following week. Students are allowed to customize their rockets with decals, paint, and other decorative materials they may have. On “launch day”, students get to launch the rockets they have created and watch their creations blast away into the sky.
This is a clip showing a rocket launch by the team:
The FDHS AFJROTC program also features a few other teams that cadets can get involved in.
The Orienteering club: a team that traverses through forests and highly wooded areas using only a compass and needle. The team does a lot of running and ultimately feels very free and natural.
“Kitty Hawk Air Society”(Academics): This team focuses solely on academics, leadership, and even tutoring. Students in the AFJROTC program that are struggling with their classes can be tutored by this society. The club also holds academic competitions where schools compete for awards by pitting their knowledge against each other.
The “Raider” team is a very physically active team. The club is driven by their physical capabilities and overall attitude to accomplish their goals. The team runs daily and “tanks” a variety of very difficult exercises. Once, the team even tackled 500 jumping jacks without stopping in only 40 minutes. This team also holds competitions against other “raider” teams. These challenges consist of many different courses and strenuous exercises to wear down teams. Trophies and awards are given to the schools that demonstrate the most skill, endurance, perseverance, and teamwork throughout the competition.