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What would you say you learned most from your experience as a student at Roth High?
1. English Composition 17%
2. Social / People Skills 23%
3. Music & Fine Arts 11%
4. Mathematics & Science 9%
5. How To Play Sports 4%
6. Trade & Technical Shop Skills 5%
7. Partying & Fun 11%
8. Health & Wellness 2%
9. College Preparation 10%
10. Job Preparation 8%
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Falcon Fun Facts
Roth's School Colors were Purple and White; and the Mascot or Symbol was the Falcon. Here's some trivia for all Falcon Alumni:
Purple is the color of good judgment. It is the color of people seeking spiritual fulfillment. It is said if you surround yourself with purple you will have peace of mind. Purple has been used to symbolize royalty. Purple is the color of purpose, royalty and spirituality: and is associated with nobility.
Here's some interesting facts and information about the symbolic, meaning of the color Purple
-Purple is always associated with Royalty
-Purple togas were worn by the all powerful Roman Emperors
-Purple also has a Christian / Biblical meaning and is the liturgical color for the seasons of Lent and Advent
-Only the most expensive dyes were used to produce the color purple, it therefore became symbolic with wealth and power
-People who were allowed to wear the color purple during the Elizabethan era, as decreed by the English Sumptuary Laws, were the Queen, Queen's mother, children, and sisters, and aunts. The King, King's mother, children, brethren, and uncles
Culture of White:
In most Western countries white is the color for brides. White is often associated with hospitals, especially doctors, nurses, and dentists. Some cultures viewed white as the color of royalty or of dieties. Angels are typically depicted as wearing white. In early Westerns the good guy wore white while the bad guy wore black.
Falcon Fun Facts
1. Falcons perform vertical dives called "stoops" in which they snatch their prey out of mid-air. During the stoop they can reach speeds or more than 175 mph (282 km/hr) making them the fastest bird in the world.
2. Peregrine falcons are monogamous. They also return to the same nesting site each year. Some sites have been used for centuries by multiple generations.
3. For more than a thousand years, the peregrine falcon has been one of the most prized birds in the sport of falconry.
5. The term falcon derives from the Latin falco meaning 'sickle'. This references the curved beak and talons of these birds.
6. The name peregrine derives from the Latin peregrinus meaning 'pilgrim', 'wanderer', or 'foreigner'.
The falcon or hawk signifies someone who is hot or eager in the pursuit of an object much desired. It is frequently found in the coats of arms of nobility from the time when the falcon played an important social role in the sport of kings and nobles. It is found as a heraldic bearing as early as the reign of King Edward II of England. The falcon is frequently found ‘belled,’ with bells on one or both of its legs. It may also be hooded, which is how falcons were carried on the wrist until flown. The falcon is indistinguishable, in heraldry, from the sparrow-hawk, goshawk, kite, or merlin, though they may be described that way in blazon. The falcon’s head is a common symbol on a crest; it can also be found, though, preying on something, which is termed trussing, rising or close.
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What is the symbolism of a falcon?
In Christianity a falcon mostly symbolizes cunning, brave, smart, pride, and intelligence. The falcon is one of the swiftest birds in the world. With lightning speed the falcon strikes animals often far bigger than itself, breaking the victim's back with the force of its dive.
The Falcon throughout history, culture and myth, Falcons symbolize superiority, spirit, light, freedom and aspiration. The Falcon is a an emblem for success, victory and rising above a situation.