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North Ranks First Overall At Robotics Competition

In the photo above, both North and South Forsyth High School show off their high scoring robots and awards. North Forsyth High School Students (featured on the left), (bottom left) Eric Laurin, Logan Swafford, Camden Roe, Chase Frye, (top left) Micah Davis, Jacob Nickles, Angel Mercado, Brandon Payne, Timothy Davis, Maria DeSouza, Joey Reynolds, Ramya Raja and Coach Jodie Marshall, are all ecstatic to have performed so well in the competition.

Ramya Raja, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017

On Saturday, Nov. 4, North Forsyth High School’s BEST Robotics Team ranked first overall in the Georgia BEST 2017-2018 competition! The team scored well in the qualifying matches with an average score of approximately 350 points per match and were among the top four to enter the finals before becoming...

North Robotics Soars at FIRST Robotics Competition

(L) The team at Dalton with their creativity award (left to right) Jacob Nickels, Angel Mercado, Logan Swafford, Jason Gay,(Coach) Jodie Marshall, Noah Davis, Ryan Oswalt, Radhika Raja, Eric Laurin and Chase Frye. (R) The team at Columbus with the award winning robot (middle), Ramya Raja, (Left to Right), Chase Frye, Nick Fornek, Logan Swafford, Jacob Nickels, Noah Davis and Micah Davis.

Ramya Raja, Staff Writer

April 19, 2017

This past weekend, on March 16- 18, North Forsyth’s robotics team competed at the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) in Columbus, Georgia. Every year, FIRST, a robotics company dedicated to providing opportunity and support in the engineering career field to students in elementary, middle and high sch...

North Forsyth Robotics “Bets the Farm” and Takes 5th Place

In this image, Noah Davis, makes a few final touches to the robot at the competition. The team’s robot is meant to harvest corn with their arm design.

Ramya Raja, Staff Writer

December 7, 2016

The North Forsyth High School Robotics team recently competed at the Georgia BEST robotics competition. The BEST robotics competition is an annual competition that happens in the fall, and the North robotics team is always ready to compete. Each competition is based on a game that relates to a real world...

Scientists Create Polite Robot That Passes Self-Awareness Test

Scientists in New York discover a way to program very polite robots who apologize for their mistakes and question what this means for roboticists in the future. Daily Mail writer, Sarah Griffiths, comments on the experiment in an analysis of, “Its response demonstrates a basic level of self-awareness ... as well as good manners.”

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer

November 9, 2015

Scientists, in a string of events that a decade ago could only be imagined in sci-fi horror movies where robots take over the world, take the next step to free-thinking robots by creating a robot that passes the “self-aware” test. Scientists at The Rensselaer AI and Reasoning Lab (Rair) in New...

NFHS STEM Program Prepares Girls for the Workforce

Sophomore Maggie Sullens works with a robot in one of North Forsyth High School’s various engineering classes.

Megan Hoffman, Staff Writer

December 16, 2014

Although we do not have a fixed STEM program here at North Forsyth, we offer a STEM mindset by incorporating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in many other ways. Students can follow an engineering pathway or join one of the schools multiple science or technology clubs to receive the same benefits...

North Hosts November 16 Robotics Competition

Megan McCliment overlooks the arena and tallies up the score as the competing teams wait in anxiety.

Natalie Wilson, Staff Writer

November 20, 2013

It is 7:00 am and five teams of the Raider Robotics are running through the door and stampeding their robots with eager hands. Having spent hours upon hours of their after-school lives, toying with these far-from-toy robots, no one can wait to show off their work at North Forsyth’s VEXNet Robotics...

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