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Forsyth Ghost Out Highlights Drunk Driving Dangers

Forsyth Ghost Out Highlights Drunk Driving Dangers

Holley Murray, Staff Writer
April 26, 2017 • 66 views
Filed under News, Showcase

The Forsyth County School System (along with emergency response agencies) reiterated the potential consequences of drunk driving on Saturday, March 18 at Lanier Technical College in an effort to educate teens about the effects of poor choices through a reenactment. In an annual event called Ghost Out, Forsyth...

Cumming Annual Fair Returns

Cumming Annual Fair Returns

Sydney Martin, Staff Writer
October 17, 2016 • 121 views
Filed under Local, Showcase

The Cumming Country Fair & Festival started on Oct. 6, and it will go on for ten more days until coming to an end on Oct. 16. The fair features a variety of different events each day, as well as the usual full-time rides. Some new attractions involve motorcycle stunts over 50 feet in the sky and...

Forsyth County Teacher Aide Fired

Forsyth County Teacher Aide Fired

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer
October 11, 2016 • 171 views
Filed under News, Showcase

As of Monday, Oct. 3, Jane Wood Allen, a teacher aide in Forsyth Country, was fired from Chestatee Elementary School for racist comments directed towards Michelle Obama posted on Facebook. Allen’s most controversial post called First Lady, Michelle Obama, a “gorilla”, a word with historical...

Sawnee Mountain Preserve Opens New Hiking Trails

Sawnee Mountain Preserve Opens New Hiking Trails

Matthew McFadden, Staff Writer
March 30, 2016 • 380 views
Filed under Local, News, Showcase

For those who are drawn to the many outdoor facilities that Forsyth County has to offer, the list of options has grown larger.  On Friday, January 29, the Sawnee Mountain Foundation performed the opening ceremony for the third phase of the Sawnee Mountain Preserve.  The new branch is located on the...

Grady College of Journalism

Grady College of Journalism

Hailey Yarbrough, Associate editor
January 14, 2016 • 407 views
Filed under Editor's Picks, Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

University of Georgia proved itself during the football season against numerous other schools including Georgia Tech, its biggest rival. But what about the academics? Is there anything special about the college other than the astounding athletes? UGA proclaims itself home of the second best journalism...

Raider Marching Band Earns Superior at Competition

Raider Marching Band Earns Superior at Competition

Matthew McFadden, Staff Writer
November 19, 2015 • 256 views
Filed under Showcase, Sports

On Saturday, October 24, the NFHS Raider Marching Band travelled to Creekview High School in Cherokee County to participate in the Creekview Classic competition.  The band performed their show, Latin Fantasy, which includes music such as “Don’t Let Me Be Understood,” “A Mis Abuelos,” “Concerto...

Introducing North Forsyth’s New Faculty and Staff

Introducing North Forsyth’s New Faculty and Staff

Matthew McFadden, Staff Writer
November 2, 2015 • 472 views
Filed under News, School

Many changes have taken place at North since last May, including the addition of fifteen new teachers and counselors.  With such a large group of new faculty, it is very important for them to be introduced so that students can welcome them properly. Mrs. Garner teaches one sophomore and four freshman...

One-on-One with Mr. Cheney

One-on-One with Mr. Cheney

Jack Kern, Staff Writer
September 17, 2015 • 450 views
Filed under News, School, Showcase

I recently conducted an interview with our new principal, Mr. Jeff Cheney, and I can say first-hand that he has a true passion for his job, a job that he fully understands. Mr. Cheney has had plenty of other jobs in the academic field as both a teacher and a principal, so we can rest assured that we...

Simple Charity Hosts Car Wash to Support Kenyans

Simple Charity Hosts Car Wash to Support Kenyans

JoAnn Ahn, Staff Writer
September 17, 2015 • 311 views
Filed under News, School, Showcase

On Saturday, August 22nd, Simple Charity hosted a car wash at Coal Mountain Elementary School as their first event of the school year.   Simple Charity is a Christian, student-led organization in Forsyth County that has a goal of raising $100,000 to eliminate global poverty by the end of May...

Forsyth County Peer Court

Forsyth County Peer Court

Rhiannon Martin, Staff Writer
May 11, 2015 • 429 views
Filed under Features, Showcase

Forsyth County Juvenile Court has created a new program here in the county. The program is called peer court, and just as it sounds, the peers of the community are now able to conduct hearings for first time teen offenders in Forsyth County. Peer court volunteers take on roles, including: the bailiff,...

Forsyth County Schools To Host Summer Math Academy

Forsyth County Schools To Host Summer Math Academy

Austin McIntosh, Staff Writer
May 6, 2015 • 351 views
Filed under School, Showcase

Any high school student enrolled in Forsyth County from grade who did not pass his or her math course during the school year must retake the school year. They are recommended to do so by attending the Forsyth County Summer Math Academy. Many benefits come from signing up for the program such as, recei...

Journalism: End of an Era

Journalism: End of an Era

Ethan Simmons, Staff writer
May 5, 2015 • 320 views
Filed under Features, Showcase

While fans of the Raider Wire have probably read the stories posted on the website, they may not know much about the people who write them. The Journalism program at North Forsyth is one of the most highly decorated in the country, and the people behind the paper work incredibly hard for that recognition....

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