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Declining FOMF awaits revival

Declining FOMF awaits revival

March 31, 2018


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Friends of Millard Filmore (FOMF) is an organization that Carlmont students may have heard of, or maybe even looked down upon. As a research-based competition, its popularity has decreased — yet this hasn't stopped some of its leaders to push for more. Beginning in 1968 as an event only held at ...

Carlmont vs. Carlmont in this year’s FOMF competition

Carlmont vs. Carlmont in this year’s FOMF competition

Maxwell Jung, Staff Writer

February 14, 2017


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Over the past weekend, many students could be seen flocking to and from the Carlmont library. These students were part of the well-known trivia hunt: Friends of Millard Fillmore (FOMF). This year only Carlmont participated in the event, so the school was split into two teams, grey and blue, based on ...

Friends of Millard Fillmore face lack of competition

Friends of Millard Fillmore face lack of competition

Sherilyn Kuo, Staff Writer

February 8, 2017


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In less than a week, Carlmont students will be giving up their weekend and coming on campus to participate in a three-day trivia scavenger hunt.   This scavenger hunt is a competition planned by the leaders of the Carlmont Friends of Millard Fillmore (FOMF) Club, and usually includes schools from San...

FOMFers research their way to the top

FOMFers research their way to the top

Celine Yang, Staff Writer

March 14, 2016


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They’ve done it again. Again, and again.   The Carlmont Friends of Millard Fillmore (FOMF) team won by one point over Castilleja High School in the 47th Annual FOMF Hunt, bringing home the trophy for the third consecutive year.  This trivia hunt is famous for its unique nature. Students have one weekend to fi...

Carlmont FOMF beats out Castilleja two years in a row

Carlmont FOMF beats out Castilleja two years in a row

Ethan Wong, Staff Writer

February 5, 2015


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On Feb. 5, 2015 defending champion Carlmont's Friends of Millard Fillmore club received its second trophy in two years. Every year since Dr. Robert Hunter started FOMF in 1969, Carlmont has been participating in the trivia hunt that occurs on the weekend of Feb. 2. FOMF is a trivia hunt in which...

FOMF trivia hunt heats up

FOMF trivia hunt heats up

Elena Mateus, Staff Writer

February 3, 2014


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Carlmont took part in the annual Friends of Millard Fillmore (FOMF) trivia hunt Jan. 31- Feb. 2. FOMF is an inter-school trivia hunt hosted by Carlmont, reputed for its difficulty in acquiring two hard-copy proofs for each question. Carlmont social studies teacher Patricia Braunstein said, "I've been h...

The FOMF search begins

The FOMF search begins

Grace Yi, Staff Writer

February 2, 2013


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Carlmont FOMF team walks off with second place

Carlmont FOMF team walks off with second place

February 10, 2012


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[media-credit id=46 align="alignnone" width="300"][/media-credit]On Friday, Jan. 3 through Jan. 5, students at Carlmont High School participated in FOMF, or Friends of Millard Fillmore. This event challenges students to find the answers to tricky trivia questions against several other schools in the Bay...

FOMF begins this weekend

February 3, 2012


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This Friday through Sunday, Carlmont students will be participating in the yearly event called FOMF. FOMF, also known as Friends of Millard Filmore, is a scavenger hunt against schools across the bay area. Carlmont created this event, but has failed to take home the first prize in many years. The...

FOMF: Maybe next year

FOMF: Maybe next year

February 1, 2011


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[media-credit id=11 align="alignleft" width="300"][/media-credit] On Saturday, Jan. 29, students stayed at school pouring through questions as part of the scavenger hunt questionaire called FOMF. FOMF, which stands for Friends of Milliard Fillmore, was established 1981 when former teacher Dr. Rober...

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