The Flyer

  • NHS Induction Ceremony - April 21
  • Scholar Athlete Banquet - April 28
  • Exam Week - May 18-21
  • Cap & Gown Delivery - May 14
  • Graduation - May 20
  • Senior Awards Ceremony - May 14
  • Prom - April 25
  • Extended Advisory - March 12
  • Hope Week - April 6-10
  • Spring Break - March 16-20
  • Seniors last day - May 8th
Hi, I’m Dalton Smith. I’m a sophomore and this is my second year on The Flyer, but definitely not my last. I was the first freshman to ever be on The Flyer staff and I hope to be the first person to be on staff for four years.

Some stuff about me: I lived in Dayton for my whole life until I moved to Kettering in eighth grade and went to KMS. I love music, especially classic rock. I would probably die without music. I also love playing sports. I played baseball for seven years and I play on the offensive line of the Fairmont Firebird Football Team (I’m #51).

I have enjoyed writing since about first grade, where I wrote a thirteen-part story with about eight pages per story (the assignment was to write one short story). I have continued to drive many English teachers crazy with my stories that were “too long” ever since then. I joined my middle school newspaper in seventh grade and got some of my first journalism experience. I tried out for the KMS Power of the Pen competitive writing team in eighth grade, not knowing much about it and not expecting to make the team at all. I made the team, placed 13th in the district tournament, and made it to the regional tournament. Power of the Pen is where I really found out how much I enjoy writing.

I took Journalism when I came to Fairmont and I asked Mrs. Ross if I could join The Flyer, but was originally told “no” because the class was only for sophomores. Eventually Mrs. Ross broke down and told me I could join (I mean, how could she resist?). I joined staff second semester and loved it immediately.

Dalton Smith, Features Editor

May 01, 2017
Varsity Baseball v. Springfield (Story/Media)
Apr 25, 2017
Outdated Movie Review: “Full Metal Jacket” (Story/Media)
Apr 20, 2017
Outdated Movie Reviews: Introduction (Story/Media)
Feb 03, 2017
“The Bird’s Eye” on sale starting today for $1.50 at lunch! (Story)
Jan 30, 2017
Dayton citizens struggle with life on the streets (Media)
Jan 25, 2017
Introducing “The Bird’s Eye” with new teacher coupons; On sale February 3rd (Story)
Nov 09, 2016
Trump wins 2016 presidential election (Story)
Oct 07, 2016
Look out each week for new quizzes on Trivia Tuesday! (Story/Media)
Oct 07, 2016
Quiz: How much school spirit do you have? (Story)
May 09, 2016
Fairmont Baseball Staff Appreciation Night v. Northmont (Story/Media)
Feb 22, 2016
Media brings ill-advised attention on Cam Newton, overshadowing success (Story)
Feb 11, 2016
Fairmont Industries Student of the Month February – Patrick Routson (Story/Media)
Feb 11, 2016
Fairmont Industries Student of the Month February – Jordan Craig (Story)
Nov 19, 2015
Fairmont Industries Thanksgiving Feast (Story)
May 29, 2015
Class of 2015: It’s about time! (Media)
May 21, 2015
Marion’s slices through the local competition for best pizza (Story/Media)
May 14, 2015
Fairmont v. Wayne Varsity Softball (Media)
Apr 08, 2015
Fairmont varsity athletes wrap up a successful winter season (Media)
Mar 25, 2015
Students credit IB History and Lobertini for eye-opening perspective (Story/Media)
Jan 09, 2015
Boys’ Varsity Basketball v. Graham (Media)
Nov 30, 2014
Kettering wrestles with complex issues surrounding 10 bomb threats since May (Story)
Oct 23, 2014
Buirley gives up volleyball to spend more time with family (Story)
Sep 09, 2014
Cross Country (Story)
May 16, 2014
Bomb threat forces Fairmont evacuation, but police find nothing in search (Story)
May 13, 2014
Fairmont Football Lift-a-Thon (Media)
Mar 23, 2014
Upbeat attitude helps Fairmont junior beat cancer (Story)
Mar 18, 2014
The N2 Art Exhibit shows off district’s artistic talent (Story)
Mar 18, 2014
The N2 Art Exhibit shows off district’s artistic talent (Story/Media)
Feb 06, 2014
N2 ART exhibit kicks off with style on Feb. 11 (Story)
Feb 06, 2014
Flyin’ to the Hoop (Media)
Jan 17, 2014
Young but talented Firebird bowlers want to finish at the top this year (Story)
Nov 21, 2013
DECA’s Alzheimer’s event reminds teens that ‘Memories Matter’ (Story)
The school newsmagazine of Kettering Fairmont High School.
Dalton Smith