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Parks and Barks: Upcoming Projects in Forsyth County

Matt Community Park’s new tennis courts are almost complete. The courts are currently not accessible, but the county hopes for them to be soon.
Photo by Imogene Ragan

Imogene Ragan, Staff Writer

September 16, 2020

Forsyth County has been working on new and upcoming park projects in the past few months which include a new dog park near Forsyth County Animal Shelter, expanding the Big Creek Greenway, and updating recreational parks. Many of these parks are only 10 to 15 minutes from North, and it could be used...

Volunteer Opportunities at North This Holiday Season

The toy drive hosted by NEHS is just one of several club drives at North.  Try and get involved this holiday season by donating or volunteering in our community!

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor

December 7, 2017

The holiday season is right around the corner. The month of December has become a time which reminds people of the importance of friends and family, of the necessity of community and togetherness, and of the benefits of giving gifts and helping people in need. With Christmas and other holidays fast app...

Lanierland Park: A New Era for North Forsyth


JoAnn Ahn, News Editor

February 1, 2017

In March 2016, ground was officially broken for the construction of a new, 109-acre park off of Jot-Em Down Road named Lanierland Park, coined after its predecessor, Lanierland Music Park, a popular country music hot spot for more than 36 years which closed in 2006. The new recreational park's grand...

‘Tis (Still) the Season to Volunteer

Forsyth County’s Northside Hospital is a great place to spend your time volunteering.

Sydney Martin, Staff Writer

January 24, 2017

Christmas may be over, but you can still be in the giving spirit by volunteering. There are many reasons that volunteering is something everybody should do. Of course it helps other people, and even one extra person volunteering for anything can make a big difference. But it is also good for your...

Forsyth County Peer Court

The photo above was taken during a training session, and features all members of the Forsyth County Peer Court. The youth thank their sponsors by holding a message of ‘thank you’ in their picture. “Peer court is a good opportunity for youth to get involved in the community, meet new people and learn about the legal system” claims Jessica Stowe, the peer court leader here in Forsyth County. She goes on to say, “We have fourteen trained youth volunteers from the inaugural cohort, who are doing a great job. We look forward to growing this program with the youth of Forsyth County”.

Rhiannon Martin, Staff Writer

May 11, 2015

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,...

One on One with Perri Rabbit

Perri Rabbit, grade 12, is an outstanding figure in the community and participates in many school projects along with projects at her church to help improve her surroundings.

Diana Rodgers, Staff writer

March 6, 2015

When one looks around a workplace, most people would see are dreary faces doing the bare minimum they need to for the paycheck or the grade that they need to get by. One does not normally see a smiling face as they work or anyone cares about their work and is optimistic. Here at our school, someone who...

The Mission Diaries: Returning to Orphanage Emmanuel

When people come to visit, many of the volunteers bring some of the kids to the tienda (the store) for some treats. We brought some of the girls for charamuscas while we enjoyed the beautiful day.

Tara Bailey, Features Editor

February 26, 2014

I could tell you so many things. I could tell you that I was the one who changed the lives of all the children in the orphanage in one week, but that would be a lie. I could tell you that I was like Superman: saving the kids from the dangers of the world, one kid at a time, but that too, would be a lie....

North Forsyth GSA Club Makes Strides in Jean Drive

GSA Club president, Kylie Jefferis, works to sort through a variety of donated jeans with the help of other club members.

Ashleigh Brown, Senior Editor

February 7, 2014

Aѐropostale and the charity organization DoSomething have joined forces with Fifth Harmony to form “Teens for Jeans,” a charity which collects gently used jeans and donates them to the homeless youth in the local communities. The North Forsyth Gay Straight Alliance club participated in this charit...

Following with Fellowship

The Leadership team gathers every Wednesday morning to learn and grow in their relationship with Christ as they read the Bible, pray, and reflect together.

Perri Rabbitt, Staff Writer

February 7, 2014

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes has started the 2013-2014 school year off on fire for Jesus! FCA is a student-lead ministry with the mission to “have a place where people can find out about Jesus Christ at school,” says Kyle West, a math teacher and FCA club sponsor. FCA is not exclusively for...

G.R.I.T.S: Girls Raised in the Spirit

Ladies of GRITS discus their next service project.

Emma Franklin, News Editor

February 4, 2014

Girls Raised in the Spirit is a weekly prayer group that meets every Tuesday morning and afternoon in Ms. Aponte’s room trailer 905. These girls help each other through the problems that they face in being both as Christians and as teenage girls. Whether one of the girls has a headache or does not...

North Forsyth Gives Back

The food pantry is almost full thanks to the generous donations of the North Forsyth community.

Andrea Martin, Photography Editor

November 20, 2013

The holiday season tends to remind us how fortunate we are, and North Forsyth is no exception. Most people are unaware of the various ways North helps support its students and their families in times of economic difficulty. The counseling department is continually taking donations for its food pantry....

The Little Mermaid: Sea It Before It Washes Away

Natalie Williamson (Ursula), Savanna Grant (Ariel), Natalie Andric (Flotsam), Breanna Hayworth (Jetsam).

David John Torrento, Guest Writer

November 15, 2013

The opening performance of the show was magical as the NFHS Raider Drama Cast Members, outfittedin a colorful array of costumes, took to the stage of the School’s Performing Arts Center to the delight of an appreciated audience full of adults and children. The costumes of the mermaids and various sea...

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