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

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...

Go blue gold... Lady Pirates perform their cheer routine for the crowd.Theyre set 
to compete in December.

Fairhope students, families celebrate Halloween at Pirate Madness

Haley Gunther and Harper Wilkins November 2, 2023

FAIRHOPE, Ala. -- Students and staff gather at Fairhope High School on October 31, with their families to support their favorite Pirates. “We are excited to celebrate Halloween with Trunk or Treat...

Twin up… Seniors Stella Sheldon and Red Ribbon Leader Josie Linn say “Boo!” to drugs in their Halloween costumes. They brought school spirit to Red Ribbon Week.

Students show support for Red Ribbon Week

Ellie Boyer, reporter October 30, 2023

by Ellie Boyer FAIRHOPE, Ala. – Students promote saying no to drugs during Red Ribbon Week by bringing joy to dress-up days and events held on campus. Red Ribbon Leader Josie Linn created different...

Still standing….The site of the original Fairhope High School still stands on 
Church Street. The city purchased the campus from the Baldwin County Public School System in 2018 with plans to renovate it as a Performing Arts Center, according to WKRG News.

Fairhope High celebrates 100 years

Madeline Piazza, reporter October 26, 2023

FAIRHOPE, Ala. – Since 1923, Fairhope High School has been home to thousands of students, some spanning generations. This high school excels in academics, sports and countless extracurricular activities.  Younger...

A tasteful tattoo… Emmalynn Horne gives a young boy a temporary tattoo. She and her friends ran the table throughout the event.

Football game, fundraiser promote Spina Bifida awareness

Jillian Surla, editor-in-chief October 16, 2023

revised October 19, 2023 Together by Jillian Surla, editor-in-chief FAIRHOPE, Ala. -- On October 13, hundreds of families gathered at the W.C. Majors Field football stadium for the rivalry game and...

The doors open… Adults and children 
enter the church to buy books and try on

Local church hosts event to bring Halloween spirit

Presley Hughes, reporter October 11, 2023

by Presley Hughes FAIRHOPE, Ala. -- The Unitarian Fellowship Church held its Hogwarts Halloween Festival after a three year hiatus due to COVID- 19, on Fairhope Avenue October 7 bringing excitement...

Colorful choices... Art teacher Kristina McClay helps junior Kinsley Frego make her palette. The paints were variations of blacks, whites, reds and pinks.

Art club encourages breast cancer awareness in community

Jillian Surla, editor-in-chief October 3, 2023

Pinked out! by Jillian Surla, editor-in-chief FAIRHOPE, Ala.-- Painting with purpose, high school juniors and seniors spend their October 2 decorating post office windows to promote breast cancer awareness. Breast...

Getting down to business... Volunteers take apart arrangements in the HBF warehouse. Submitted photo.

Hope Blooms Fairhope changes its community one flower at a time

Ellery Scott, editor in chief January 30, 2023

The Importance of Flowers by Ellery Scott, editor-in-chief With Fairhope being called "Flower Capital USA," it is no surprise that after an event is held, an abundance of flowers gets discarded. Leslie...

Endless advantages... graphic displays advantages for teens by being active. Photo taken from the Aspen Institute.

Participation in sports important for adolescents

A.C. Ahrendt, reporter November 30, 2022

The outstanding benefit of sports: proven by coaches, scientists by AC Ahrendt, reporter Most know that playing sports as a youth is beneficial for physical health, but the impact of sports has been...

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