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					Freshman Samantha Prabakaran goes to state and international science fairs
by Catherine Head
                                                   Delta Y and participated in the recent trip          400 finalists will represent Lee, Charlotte,        patients have a high incidence of vascular
                                                   to Tallahassee, where she proposed a bill            Glades, and Hendry counties. In May, she will       complications due to the impaired repair of
                                                   to stimulate the economy in Florida. “The            also be representing the region along with three    damaged blood vessels,” Samantha shares.
                                                   construction industry is a major job creator         other students at the International Science Fair.   “Diabetic vascular disease is the leading cause
                                                   in the state of Florida,” she says. “Along           She cites her older brother and sister as her       of blindness and kidney failure and also causes
                                                   with tourism, it fuels our economy. The              inspiration to participate in the Science Fair      heart attacks and strokes. Impaired vascular
                                                   economic downturn has affected Florida with          competitions. Her brother, an FMHS graduate,        repair in diabetes is due to the increased
                                                   an almost standstill of construction. Florida        won first place at the International Science        action of a gene. My research method was
                                                   ranked number two in foreclosures. My bill           Fair and is now a medical doctor undergoing         successful in blocking the action of the gene
                                                   targeted property taxes. My proposal was to
                                                   freeze property tax hikes so that people have
                                                                                                        specialty training in Boston. Her sister placed
                                                                                                        first in the regional science fair all through
                                                                                                                                                            and effectively improved vascular healing.”
                                                                                                                                                            This impressive research was not only chosen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Green Wave boys basketball wins 4A State Championship!
                                                   an incentive to invest in Florida real estate.”
                                                   This bill won the Best Bill in Bowen Senate
                                                                                                        middle and high school and competed at the
                                                                                                        state level all seven years. She qualified for
                                                                                                                                                            to go to the state and international science
                                                                                                                                                            fairs, but was also accepted for presentation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          FMHS earns first state title for Lee County
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          by Nicole Horton and Haley Emerson
                                                   at the State Youth in Government meet.               the international science fair all four years       at the Florida Junior Science Engineering
                                                     Samantha has also been involved in the             of high school and won several awards               and Humanities Symposium sponsored by
Freshman Samantha Prabakaran                       regional and state science fair competitions for     and scholarships, including a trip to Japan.        the University of Florida and the Armed
                                                   many years, placing first at the state level in         Samantha’s science research is on the            Forces, the Florida Junior Academy of
  Although she is a freshman, Samantha             8th grade. This year, she placed first in Cellular   treatment of Diabetic Vascular Disease.             Science, and the Association for Research in
Prabakaran is already making a name for            and Molecular Biology and first runner-up for        Diabetes affects about 171 million people           Vision and Ophthalmology. Congratulations
herself at Fort Myers High School and              Best of Fair. At the state competition, she and      worldwide and is projected to affect 360            Samantha on both your political and
many state competitions. She is part of Phi        twelve other high school students chosen from        million within the next two decades. “Diabetic      your medical research accomplisments.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  FMHS Alma Mater
The Academy of                                                                                                                                              Senior Jason Phillips said, “The best parts
                                                                                                                                                            of the trip were when we went to the ESPN             Hail Alma Mater, hats
Finance travels to NYC                                                                                                                                      Zone, and toured the NBC Studios and got to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  off to you. Ever you’ll
by Eliza Chamberlain, Jocelyn Harder,                                                                                                                       see the legendary Saturday Night Live set.”
and Julia Leal                                                                                                                                                Overall the students had a great time               find us loyal and true.
   The Academy of Finance at Fort Myers                                                                                                                     bonding and becoming closer friends                   Firm and undaunted
High School is a three-year program which                                                                                                                   and when asked, they all agreed that                  always we’ll be. Hail
prepares students for college and careers in                                                                                                                given the chance they would all go again.             to the school we love.
the financial industry through hands-on work                                                                                                                  Junior Ananya Mahajan said, “This trip
                                                                                                                                                            was in general quite memorable. Every
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Here’s a toast to thee.
experience using real world curriculum. The
program consists of three years of classes,                                                                                                                 moment was filled with something new and
including Financial Operations, Financial                                                                                                                   exciting, and there was never a dull moment.           The Championship Basketball
Accounting, and Personal Financial Planning                                                                                                                 We learned so much in so little time.”                  t-shirts have arrived! Stop by
and Internship. The students who complete all                                                                                                                                                                     the athletic department and buy
three years are eligible for the annual New York                                                                                                                                                                       one today for only $10.
Trip, which allows students to experience the
“real life” financial district of New York City.                                                                                                                    Rachel Agranove, Amanda Armstrong,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Come out and support the
   On Thursday March 4, 2010, the FMHS                                                                                                                         Madison Barker, Lindsey Barter, Brooke Boers,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Green Wave
Academy of Finance embarked on their                                                                                                                                  Corinne Bowden, Emily Campbell,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Monday, April 12
annual trip to the Big Apple. Bright and early Martin Byrd, Ananya Mahajan, Christina Daeda, Mumtu Lalla, Jaclyn Vena, Jillian Galewski, Jason Phillips,          Elizabeth Chamberlain, Shreya Chaudhari,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Athletic Booster Club Meeting, 7 p.m.
at 4:45 a.m. the group of twelve set off on Michelle Moscuzza, and Samantha Nolet in Central Park.                                                              Germina Clervil, Molli Collins, Liam Corkell,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Tuesday, April 13
their three day adventure to New York City.                                                                                                                      Nick Dakos, Ashlyn Demilia, Nicole Doyle,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  JV & Varsity Baseball vs.
                                                 their final day, they toured NBC Studios and FAO Schwartz. When their fulfilling day was
   After arriving at JFK airport, the group                                                                                                                    Haley Emerson, Josh Evangelista, Joelle Findley,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lemon Bay (A)
                                                 Central Park, browsed stores such as, Tiffany over it was time to head back to the airport
took a Midtown Manhattan bus tour, ending                                                                                                                       Tyler Franklin, Harley Gates, Berta Gonzalez,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Varsity Softball LCAC Game
                                                 & Co, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nike Town, and and catch their flight back to Fort Myers.
in Chinatown for some shopping and lunch.                                                                                                                             Jocelyn Harder, Meghan Hargaden,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Wednesday, April 14
Later that evening they explored Times                                                                                                                                Catherine Head, Gabrielle Hersch,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  JV & Varsity Baseball vs.
Square and ice skated on Rockefeller Plaza.                                                                                                                   Miriam Hernandez, Kaitlin Holm, Nicole Horton,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cape Coral (A)
   When asked what her favorite part of                                                                                                                             Griffin Horvath, Samantha Hullstrung,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thursday, April 15
the trip was, senior Michelle Moscuzza                                                                                                                          Emma Jablonski, Emily Kaske, Kelsea Kosko,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Varsity Softball Tournament (A)
said, “The ice skating because all my                                                                                                                             Taryn Lafrance, Julia Leal, Jessica Norris,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Music Booster Meeting, 6 p.m.           2009-2010 FMHS State Championship team: Brodrick Barjon, Jeff Casseus, Josue Celestin, Reid Cunard, Robbie Dickson, Garrison Free, Evin Graham, Lucas Guerin,
friends got to teach me how to skate.”                                                                                                                        Susana Oriza, Danielle Osterman, Daniela Patino,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Friday, April 16                        Colin Henry, James Joseph, Tyler Manning, Buddy McClendon, Stephen Muller, James Whitfield, Matt Yance
   They began the next day with the hopes                                                                                                                     Alec Primeaux, Nicole Reynoldson, Olivia Romeo,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Boys and Girls Track (A)
of appearing on the Today Show. The group                                                                                                                        Amelia Rosen, Jelise Singh, Courtney Stone,                                                For the first time in Southwest Florida history,    team that settled down and got itself together        good free throw rebounding team,” explained
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  JV & Varsity Baseball (H)
was prepared with signs supporting FMHS.                                                                                                                          Danika Thiele, Emily Tracy, Jordan Weil,                                                Fort Myers High School brought home the               was going to come home with the win.”                 Coach Guttery. Oak Ridge made a dramatic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Varsity Softball Tournament (A)
The nine students were also lucky enough                                                                                                                               Jack Yankopolus, Claudia Zapiec                                                    state title. The Green Wave defeated Orlando            In the first half, Fort Myers led the game with     rise in points, yet the Green Wave finished with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Saturday, April 17
to have a tour of the Wall Street Financial                                                                                                                                                                                                               Oak Ridge, 59-57, at the Lakeland Center to           a 15-3 lead, with four 3-point baskets, from          a momentous win. Fort Myers ended the game
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Varsity Softball Tournament (A)
District where they experienced all they                                                                                                                                   Tidal Wave Newspaper                                                           capture the Class 4A state championship. This         McClendon and junior Matt Yance. Following            with 17 steals, forcing the Pioneers into 25
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Girls Lacrosse State Finals (A)
have been taught in the Academy the past                                                                                                                           Published by FMHS Journalism Classes.                                                  was the first Lee County team to win a boys           half time, the Green Wave scored the next 10          turnovers adding a remarkable conclusion to a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Prom at Harborside
three years. Junior Mumtu Lalla said, “The                                                                                                                                                                                                                basketball state title in the 89 years of the         points along with Evin Graham’s five points to        magnificent season. Senior guard McClendon,
Wall Street tour was remarkable. I learned                                                                                                                               For more information about                                                       FHSAA’s existence. The Green Wave success             bring Fort Myers to a lead of, 40-30, with four       who led all scorers with 20 points stated,
so many different things about the Financial                                                                                                                      advertising in the Tidal Wave Newspaper,        Top ten things to do during             was attributed to aggressive defensive playing.       minutes left in the third quarter. Down 56-47         “Throughout this incredible experience,
District and its history. Our tour guide talked                                                                                                                     please contact Mrs. Carmen Weigel,            spring break                            The game was an exceptionally inspiring               with just over two minutes left in the game, Oak      I learned that we are a team, and this was
to us about the correlation between the                                                                                                                         Newspaper Advisor at 239-334-2167, ext. 240.      10. Go camping                          victory. “That’s what we do is play defense,”         Ridge started to recklessly foul in an attempt        more than a game. We were able to prove
building of skyscrapers and the state of the                                                                                                                                                                      9. Shop for the perfect prom            said senior Buddy McClendon. “The first               to get back in the game. However, “We are a           that Fort Myers High School is number one.”
financial markets. It was really interesting!”                                                                                                                             Principal, David LaRosa                dress
   The group toured Ground Zero and was                                                                                                                           Athletic/Activities Director, Craig Weigel      8. Go to a spring training game
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7. Go to the beach
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Fort Myers High School’s English teacher
also able to catch a Broadway Show. On
                                                                                                                                                                             2635 Cortez Blvd                     6. Spring clean your room and                                                                         Ms. Kirk wins Golden Apple
                                                                                                                                                                           Fort Myers, FL 33901                   your car                                                                                                 Congratulations go out to English teacher Ms. Morgan Kirk for winning the prestigious
           FMHS Interim Dates                                                                                                                                                                                     5. Find a way to make money
                                                                                                                                                                           Copyright 2009-2010                                                                                                                           Golden Apple award. Ms. Kirk is a former FMHS student who was inspired by her
              2009-2010                                                                                                                                                                                           (babysitting, lawn mowing)                                                                             teachers. After earning her degree in education at the University of Miami she returned
                                                                                                                                                                     Lee County School Board Members              4. Tour colleges                                                                                       to her alma mater to spread that same inspiration to the student body. With only three
                Quarter 4                                                                                                                                             Steven K. Teuber, J.D., Chairman            3. Go to a movie                                                                                       years of teaching experience and 26 years old, Ms. Kirk has already been awarded with
               May 13, 2010                                                                                                                                        Elinor C. Scricca, Ph.D., Vice Chairman        2. Go to an amusement park                                                                             this great accomplishment. When asked how she feels about winning she responded,
                                                                                                                                                                       Robert D. Chilmonik, District 1            1. Enjoy the Florida sun!                                                                              “Winning the Golden Apple is a huge honor, and something that means the world to
    Interims distributed during 3rd/4th period                                                                                                                           Jeanne S. Dozier, District 2                                                                                                                    me, because it confirms that my students are having a positive learning experience.”
                                                                                                                                                                       Jane E. Kuckel, Ph.D., District 3                                                                                                                 She is among the youngest Golden Apple winners in the program’s 23-year history.
                                                                                                                                                                          James W. Browder, Ed.D.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  March 31, 2010
                                                                                                                                                                          Superintendent of Schools               Volume 64, Issue 10                                                                                        Lee County Spring Break
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             April 2-11, 2010
  What is your favorite TV show or series that you watch regularly?

  Alex Thomas, Senior                                    Danny Trank and Michael Turner, Sophomores    Melanie Boyles, Senior                           Mrs. Cort-Mora, Assistant Principal               Augustus Wright, Freshman                          Sam Lefkowitz, Sophomore                               Brittany Brinson, Junior                                 Madeline Suma and Mary Stufano, Seniors
  “I watch Blue Mountain because it is all               “We like to watch That 70’s Show because we   “I like Gossip Girl because I read the books     “I enjoy watching The Biggest Loser because       “I enjoy watching the Cake Boss. It’s              “I like to watch Sports Soup because it’s              “I like to watch Wife Swap because it is funny           “We love to watch Miley Cyrus as Hannah
  about football and girls.”                             want to be just like Kelso.”                  and was excited when they made the TV            it is motivational.”                              interesting to watch elaborate cakes being         funny!”                                                and interesting to see how different families            Montana. She is our role model.”
                                                                                                       show.”                                                                                             made.”                                                                                                    live.”

FMHS raises money for Pasta for Pennies
by Tyler Franklin, Griffin Horvath, and Joelle Findley
                                                                                                       FMHS congratulates writing contest award winners                                                   Youth in Government attends State Assembly in Tallahassee
                                                                                                                              Congratulations to all of the Fort Myers High School Aspiring               by Griffin Horvath and Tyler Franklin
  Pasta for Pennies is an annual charity that has become a tradition at FMHS. Fort Myers                                       Authors’ Awards winners. This writing contest was sponsored                   In February, The FMHS Youth in                                                                                                                                 participating in Youth in government will
High has been donating to Pasta for Pennies for over a decade, helping to raise money for the                                     by the Lee County Teachers of English and the Lee County                Government club (also known as Phi Delta Y)                                                                                                                       make one more confident and outgoing.
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Overall, the school has raised over $97,000 for the cause.                                             Library System. Student winners were recognized                     went to State Assembly in Tallahassee. While                                                                                                                        Many participants in Phi Delta Y commented
  The donations are done by class competition, with the winning class earning a catered Olive                                           on March 20 at the Lee County Reading Festival.                   in Tallahassee, eight students won awards, and                                                                                                                    that the club is like a community. The program
Garden lunch. This year, Mrs. Weigel’s class won, raising the most money per student. Mrs.                                                 Contest winners for 9th grade are the following: For Poetry,   six students were appointed to state officer                                                                                                                      has even influenced some students on their
Belger’s sixth period class came in second, Mr. Eichbauer’s class third, and Ms. Pinkard’s class                                       1st place Chloe Allen, teacher Kim Jones; 2nd place Megan          positions. Fort Myers has the largest delegation                                                                                                                  occupational ambitions. Fahnlander said,
fourth. All together FMHS raised over $3800 this year. Congratulations on a job well done!                                      Lucker, teacher Naomi Davies; 3rd place Emily Jones, teacher              in the state, along with one of the strongest                                                                                                                     “I’ve been really debating whether or not to
                                                                                                       Jennifer Tomlinson. For Fiction, 1st place Chloe Allen, teacher Kim Jones; 2nd place Leah          delegations in the state. The delegation holds                                                                                                                    get into government since I’ve joined this
                                                                                                       Colucci, teacher Kim Jones. For a Personal Memoir, 1st place Jacob Taminosian, teacher Kim         members in Judicial, Legislative, Press,                                                                                                                          club. I’ve always wanted to pursue a career
                                                                                                       Jones; 2nd place Chloe Allen, teacher Kim Jones; 3rd place Scott Younger teacher Kim Jones.        and Lobbyist firms. In Tallahassee, many                                                                                                                          in art, but having the opportunity to learn
                                                                                                         Contest winners for 10th grade are the following: For poetry, 1st place Berta                    students had opportunities to relax and take                                                                                                                      how to actively participate in government has
                                                                                                       Gonzalez, teacher Kathy Himes; 2nd place Hannah Lewis, teacher Kathy Himes;                        it all in, while other students were working                                                                                                                      empowered me to seek serving the community
                                                                                                       3rd place Kelsea Kosko, teacher Ron Riis. For a Personal Memoir, 2nd place                         hard for some last minute research. “I spent       FMHS’s Efe Cudjoe (far left) and Ananya Mahajan (far right) State Assembly Supreme Court Justices
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            through civics. This program provides an
                                                                                                       Alex Schwartz, teacher Kathy Himes; 3rd place Julia Leal, teacher Kathy Himes.                     my time campaigning and debating in the                                                                                                                           amazing opportunity to find your voice!”
                                                                                                         For grade 11 the contest winners were the following: For poetry, 1st place Matthew                                                                                                                         3rd year Williams Chambers”, said junior                  “Phi Delta Y provides a great opportunity
                                                                                                       Kordonowy, teacher Rosalind Wheeler; 2nd place Meghan Hall, teacher Rosalind                                                                                                                                 Alex Fahnlander, who was appointed as                   to make friends, while having fun learning
                                                                                                       Wheeler. For fiction, 1st place Morgan Beebe, teacher Rosalind Wheeler; 2nd place                                                                                                                            “Youth Governor,” a very prestigious role.              about government at the same time,” said
                                                                                                       Constance Hackler, teacher Rosalind Wheeler; 3rd place Jessica Norris, teacher Rosalind                                                                                                                        “Youth in Government really helped me                 Mak. Jessup added, “I like YIG because
                                                                                                       Wheeler. For a Personal Memoir, 1st place Sarah Basil, teacher Donna Jones; 2nd place                                                                                                                        come out of my shell, I used to be shy, but             you get a great opportunity to make friends,
                                                                                                       Jaclyn Vena, teacher Jennifer Pinkard; 3rd place Joezsef Kali, teacher Rosalind Wheeler.                                                                                                                     now I’m comfortable speaking in front of my             give back to the community, and learn about
                                                                                                         And for grade 12, the winners are the following: For Poetry 2nd place went to Jamie                                                                                                                        peers,” said junior Hillary Jessup, Williams            current political topics.” The FMHS chapter
                                                                                                       Gelb, teacher Kim Jones; for Fiction 3rd place went to Carlos Marin, teacher Jennifer                                                                                                                        Senate President. Junior Viktor Mak, previous           of Youth in Government has continued
                                                                                                       Tomlinson; and for a Personal Memoir 3rd place went to Pacharina Perez, teacher Kim                                                                                                                          president and now treasurer said: “I have               to be a success. Here’s hoping that as the
                                                                                                       Jones. The overall winner for grades 9/10 was Chloe Allen. Once again Fort Myers                                                                                                                             improved my public speaking skills, I am more           largest chapter in the state, The Green Wave
                                                                                                       High congratulates all the student contest winners as well as the teachers, great job.                                                                                                                       social and confident in debates.” Obviously,            will continue to persevere into excellence.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Lee County Delegation 2010 State Assembly outside the State Capitol

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