Author Archives: Reina Makimura

SPFHS winter choral concert hits all the right notes

SPFHS winter choral concert hits all the right notes

The Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School winter choral concert took place the night of Wednesday, Dec. 20. The concert featured multiple selections—many being holiday or winter themed—sung by the school’s concert choir and various after school choirs. The auditorium was packed with supportive friends, family, and recent graduates home for break, all of whom were excited

The fall play delights audiences for the third year

Seniors Caitlin Bourke and Amelia Graham stepped up to become student directors of this year’s fall play, “Almost, Maine”, and brought the show to a fantastic success.   Lights went up on a park bench, and the night started off awkwardly funny. Audiences were laughing at the first few lines. The show continued through a

Girl’s gymnastics tumbles into success

As a new season approaches, Scotch Plains-Fanwood gymnastics prepares for another successful year. Although gymnastics is ultimately an individual sport, the high spirits and encouragement that comes from each team member essentially makes it a group effort. “I would say one thing I really like about high school gymnastics is that when I do it

Pep Rally Kicks off the 2017-2018 School Year

The annual pep rally began with the cheerleaders’ energetic chants of “SPF”. Students cheered as they were tossed into the air, and it was the perfect way to start off their season. Student council members then introduced themselves, and senior class president Taylor Diggs wished everyone a good year through a variety of song lyrics.

Winter choral concert is a smash

  On Wednesday, December 21, the SPFHS choirs performed for friends and family in the annual winter choral concert. The students’ talents were showcased in various groups, including Chamber Choir, Las Cantadoras, Men’s Choir, Sensations, Select Choir, and, finally, Concert Choir. Led by Choral Director Jan Allen, the performances were as impressive as ever, filling the auditorium

Six Alumni Inducted into the SPFHS Hall of Fame

photo by Reina Makimura The 2016 Hall of Fame inductees feature a group of impressive and diverse alumni, who have built successful careers since leaving Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School.   One of the first inductees was Cynthia Sayer, class of 1974 and official banjoist for the New York Yankees. She was joined by Dr. Christian

Apple says “Hello again” with the updated MacBook Pro

Only two months after the announcement that Apple’s latest gadget, the iPhone 7, would be released, Apple hosted a second event called “hello again.” Although it introduced tvOS, further explained the previously announced AirPods, and announced additions to the Apple Watch, the primary focus was on the new line of MacBook Pros. Since 2006, Apple