FDR High School’s 50th Anniversary


On Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 FDR High School celebrated its 50th year!  It was definitely a great experience. We started off the day with the Pep Rally, which took place at the field. The FDR High School sports teams were introduced. This included the Football, Badminton, Table Tennis, Bowling, Baseball, Basketball, and lastly the Girl’s Volleyball teams. After that, the cheerleaders came out and did an amazing performance. There was a lot of yelling, screaming, and mostly a lot of cougar pride.

After the Pep Rally, we witnessed the opening of the Time Capsule. There were things buried 25 years ago, which we opened up. We got to see things such as, newspapers, which were dated back to November 28, 1989, a glove, a “hand” which said “We’re # 1”, U2’s “Under a Blood Red Sky” CD, a Beach Boys Record, Bubble gum, toys like Ninja turtles, a teddy bear, a batman pin, a TV guide, a Bugs Bunny pez dispenser, and much more! It’s crazy to think that these small things meant so much to people 25 years ago, that they felt the need to bury them, or that they were the things trending back then. We then buried a new time capsule, which the students will get to see on FDR High School’s 100th anniversary.

Lastly, what I bet most students were waiting for was Homecoming. The week of Homecoming, I heard people talking about how excited they were, and how they couldn’t wait! Dressing up and getting their hair and makeup done, and most importantly, having a date! Homecoming felt like a mini prom. So if any of you can’t go to prom, but you attended the Homecoming dance, you still got the experience! There was of course a lot of dancing, loud music, and very good food.

Another thing we were all waiting for was the crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen. The Homecoming Queen was Rajshree Paramanand and the Homecoming King was Maxim Davydov. I asked both of the winners how they felt about winning and this was what they said. “I feel amazing! I had no idea that I even had a chance, because there were so many others girls who handed in the application. I truly am honored to be queen; FDR is just an amazing school, and I’m glad I was able to be a student who really showed her school spirit”, said Rajshree. “Well, I am a very confident person in general, so I believed that I had a really good shot of winning it. Although, I did have some strong competitors who also contribute a lot to FDR High School. I was still very excited to win, and share it with Rajshree”, said Maxim. Congratulations Rajshree and Maxim! And Congrats to FDR!!