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Boys soccer players Logan Fitzsimmons and Brian Nebzydoski are still working on their senior project, but once they’re finished, Forest City math teacher Nancy Brown will have a revamped teaching tool in her classroom. The seniors are working on updating and refurbishing the “formula board,” a large board that displays all the formulas used in Mrs. Brown’s classroom throughout the year. “We’re working on a project to redo the board, so it’s easier for kids to understand and see,” Fitzsimmons said. He and Nebzydoski serve as captains on the soccer team this year, and Fitzsimmons also plays baseball and is running cross country for the first time this year.
Varsity tennis player Holly Andre not only performs on the court, but on the stage as well. The sophomore is starring as Chairy Barnum, one of the main female roles in the school’s fall musical, “Barnum.” “I have to miss a lot of early rehearsals, but it is convenient for me to play tennis because the season is very short,” Andre said. “It makes it easier to be involved in the play as well.” Her love for singing and acting inspired Andre to take part in the play, and playing tennis each summer for the local country club for many years inspired her to want to be a part of the team, which currently has a record of 6-4. Barnum will be on stage at the high school Nov. 11-12.
Junior Colin Davis plays for the Eagles’ boys soccer team, but he also had a hand in forming a team that competes at Riverfront Sports, the Pumas. The league at Riverfront plays 6 vs. 6 full field soccer, and the Pumas also play in the Lehigh Valley League.Davis said playing outside his school’s team gives him a chance to hone his skills and see competition he might not otherwise face. “It definitely is more challenging than some of the local soccer stuff,” he said. “Some of the kids from other teams, like (Scranton) Prep and Abington Heights, are on Pumas, and they’re high quality players. We get into friendly rivalries. It’s always good competition.” Davis, who also runs track for Mountain View, will be involved with FBLA and Student Government Association for the first time this year. So that he will never be away from soccer, the sport he loves, he plans to study sports management in college. “I want to go into the law part of it,” he said. “I always wanted to stick with soccer. I just don’t want to leave it at all.”