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Fish Printing at FHHS photo

Fish Printing at FHHS

Students in Alicia Swackhamer’s art classes recently had the opportunity to learn the ancient art of Gyotaku.  Gyotaku is Japanese for “fish rubbings.”  Beginning in the 1800’s, Japanese fisherman wanted a way to record the size of the fish they caught.  The fisherman would use an edible ink and spread it across the fish immediately after they caught it.  They would then press a piece of rice paper on the fish to get a print of the fish.  The fish was then able to be released back into the water.  An emperor saw one of the fish prints and purchased it from the fisherman.  This sparked an entire art form evolving called Gyotaku.

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FHHS Student Council Recognized at Convention photo

FHHS Student Council Recognized at Convention

A few weekends ago, a group of Student Leaders from Forest Hills Student Council went to the North Carolina Association of Student Councils Convention (NCASC). The convention was held at Pine Forest High School which is located in Fayetteville. The goal of the convention is to recognize schools for all the hard work they have done and share ideas.

The weekend was jam packed! As a whole, student leaders did community service projects that included making jump ropes out of plastic bags. The jump ropes we made were being sent to Africa so that kids could have simple toys made by other kids. On Saturday, four workshops were held. These workshops build us up as a whole, enhancing our leadership qualities. The convention also had competitions which involved a few of our very own Yellow Jackets.


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