The Student News Site of Fairhope High School

The Pirateer

The Student News Site of Fairhope High School

The Pirateer

The Student News Site of Fairhope High School

The Pirateer

On to the future… Signees smile as they celebrate their upcoming next level sport. Athletes signed to 26 different colleges.

FHS athletes sign for next level

Ann Clark-Smurda, reporter April 30, 2024

by Ann Clark-Smurda  Fairhope High School hosted its Signing Day for athletes on Thursday, April 25, at 9 A.M.  Signing Day is when athletes who have been offered scholarships or intend to walk-on...

Working ahead… Fairhope High School junior Jenna Kowal revises an essay for her dual enrollment course. She used her time diligently working on her assignment and submitted it before the due date.

Dual Enrollment changes students’ lives

Jillian Surla, editor-in-chief April 16, 2024

Learning by the double by Jillian Surla, editor-in-chief What does it take to be successful in college? Most students don’t know the answer to this question and worry through their four years of high...

Take a bow… Drama Club students perform their final number in “Singing in the Rain.” This spring show featured singing, dancing and acting. Photo courtesy of Fairhope High Instagram.

Drama Club, Thespians, theater students reflect on past performances

Riley Wootten, reporter April 10, 2024

by Riley Wootten, reporter The Drama Club performed two shows this year including “Singing in the Rain” and “The One-Act Play That Goes Wrong.” These shows have been a big hit at Fairhope High...

Enjoying conversation… Patrick Harbin, Trey Garner and Dez Thomas share stories and time after small group.

No Off Season means more than just a gym to its community

Madeline Piazza, reporter December 13, 2023

by Madeline Piazza, reporter Located at 25620 Friendship Road and established in 2013 by owners [brothers] Brannon, Gavin and Nolan Willisson - No Off Season is more than just a gym; it’s a place where...

Signing Sleigh… Emma Delamore practices signing “Jingle Bells” in ASL. She learned how to sign sleigh and horse.

ASL club impacts Fairhope students

Riley Wootten, reporter December 13, 2023

by Riley Wootten, reporter American Sign Language Club [ASL club] teaches students to explore sign language and connect with people who deal with impaired hearing.  ASL club was founded four years...

A warm memory… Residents and visitors stand around a bonfire during the homecoming day parade. They watched and listened as the band and cheer teams performed.

Fairhope creates community

Jillian Surla, editor-in-chief December 8, 2023

A dream made real by Jillian Surla, editor-in-chief With a warm Latte Da tea held comfortably in hand while perusing the books in Page & Palette, one might question Fairhope’s history. After a...

Guiding in the community…Following a building fire, firefighter Greg Hughes 
explains to fellow firefighters the process involved in following up once the fire 
is out.

Local firefighter celebrates twenty-five years in the business

Presley Hughes, reporter December 4, 2023

by Presley Hughes, reporter Forty-six year old local firefighter Greg Hughes looks back on twenty-five years in the firefighting business.  At the young age of twenty-two, Hughes attended the fire...

New year, new adventure... Middle school teacher Angela Boyer prepares her students for High School. Photo by Angela Boyer.

FHS upcoming freshmen, seniors to face changes

Abigail Dasinger, reporter May 22, 2023

Change is inevitable, get on board for success by Abigail Dasinger, reporter In high school, teens go through many changes physically, socially and academically in that distinct period between childhood...

European, American school systems differ in more ways than one

European, American school systems differ in more ways than one

Julia Vesterlund, reporter May 15, 2023

Perspective from an exchange student by Julia Vesterland, reporter The American and European education systems are much opposites. The outcomes differ in other countries due to different educational...

Sunbeams glisten... the Fairhope Outdoor Farmers Market has grandiose vegetables. Photo by A.C. Ahrendt.

Fairhope Outdoor Farmers Market offers fun for all

A.C. Ahrendt, reporter May 12, 2023

Come and explore all the festivities of our local market! By A.C. Ahrendt, reporter FAIRHOPE, Ala. -The Fairhope Outdoor Farmers Market is a seasonal outdoor market behind the Fairhope Public Library...

Swoooosh... Wind blows in Claudias hair. Claudia Catar depicts herself in her sketch. Photo by A.C. Ahrendt.

Advanced Placement Art exposes young artists to opportunities

A.C. Ahrendt, reporter May 11, 2023

Two students' perspective on AP Art by A.C. Ahrendt, reporter Advanced Placement [AP ] Art is a high school class designed to introduce students to the rigor and creative opportunities of what an...

Good game, greater food... Diamond Dolls Ainsley Daniel, Ella McDowell and Sarah Lu Priester serve concessions during an evening game.

Diamond Dolls begin inaugural season

Lulu Cowden, reporter April 17, 2023

Diamond Dolls take a whack at it. by Lulu Cowden, reporter   FAIRHOPE, Ala.- A group of  girls wanted to share their love for the sport of baseball. What better way is there to do that than...

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