Freedom Golf Makes States

For the first time in school history the golf team has qualified for states. On Tuesday, Oct. 1,  FHS faced off against seven schools including Riverside, Rock Ridge, Thomas Jefferson, Potomac Falls, Stone Bridge, Briar Woods and Woodgrove for the 5C Regional Championship. The competition took place at the par 72 Greg Norman course at […]

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The Real Definition of Junior Year

When entering high school, each grade level has a label that most students use to characterize how the whole year will go. Freshman year is designated as the year where everyone in the school dislikes you and bullies you. Sophomore year is characterized as the easiest year because you have experience. Senior year is all […]


Freedom Runs “Home” Cross Country Meet

Freedom Cross Country held the only home meet of the season on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Oatlands Plantation. Although Freedom doesn’t have a 5k course in it backyard like Rock Ridge or Potomac Falls, this meet was considered Freedom’s home meet since they were the host. This was a three team non-invitational meet against Riverside […]


4 Years Later: Class of 2020 Finally Holds the Spirit Stick

Pep rally day-the classes are shortened, the face paint is on, and the school spirit is radiating through the halls. The tension between classes is high, with the spirit point tally fluctuating with who is in first place all week. But it was finally the day that students found out who is going to be […]


Fantasty Football Frenzy Has Begun

The NFL kicked off its 100th season with a game between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears. This also was the start of one of America’s favorite pastimes: fantasy football. Fantasy football is played by an estimated 56.8 million people in the United States and Canada. ESPN, Yahoo, and DraftKings are just some […]


Spirit Week Day 4: Throwback Thursday Styles

Ever miss 70’s bell bottoms or 90’s chokers? Good news! Each class represented their favorite decade on Thursday, Oct. 3, with the freshman rocking their 90’s ripped jeans and plaid skirts. The sophomores were on cruisin’ in 50’s leather pants and T-birds jackets. Juniors exploded with color with their neon fishnets and off the shoulder […]


Spirit Week Day 3: Wednesdays are for the USA!

Mid-week of the 2019 homecoming spirit-week, Freedom dedicates the day to the United States, dressing up in red white and blue from head to toe. From painted legs and faces to American flag pants and onesies, the FHS student body comes up with all sorts of ways to be patriotic.  “U.S.A. day is honestly my […]


Homecoming Spirit Week Starts with a Splash of Color

Homecoming Spirit week has officially started! The week is kicking off with monochrome Monday, Sept. 30. Students dressed in one color from head to toe. Students started off strong decked out in all black, gray, white or even pink. The junior class had the best participation, with 295 people participating. The sophomore class came in […]


Fall Family Recipe: Old-Fashioned Sweet Pumpkin Bread!

With the first day of fall come and gone, being on Sept. 23, along with the impending cold weather approaching NOVA, I thought it would be appropriate to prepare for this chilly season with a Fall-esque recipe. This recipe has been in my family for generations, passed down to make sweet pumpkin bread, setting the […]


A Teacher’s Graduation to High School

As students at Freedom may have recognized, many new teachers have arrived at the school this year. Lauren Krause has previously taught German I and II at J. Michael Lunsford Middle School for the past six years. Although she has plenty of experience, teaching high school students for the first time is a completely different […]


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