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Ask a Senior: Are You Ready for Senior Year?

The Class of 2019 is celebrating the end of their high school years. Are you ready for your senior year?

Anna Goellner, Literary Magazine Editor

April 18, 2019

Graduation is something all students wait for restlessly as they look forward to college, independence and adulthood. Senior year may seem like it is taking forever to come, but it will be rolling around the corner before you know it. Are you ready for senior year? What are your questions about what t...

Dual Enrollment Requirements for 2019-2020

Students from all Forsyth County high schools are given the opportunity to earn college credit through dual enrollment opportunities at Lanier Technical College and the University of North Georgia.

Ramya Raja, News Editor

December 4, 2018

On Tuesday, Oct. 30, North Forsyth High School hosted a dual enrollment night for parents and students, in order to showcase the various opportunities local colleges provide for juniors and seniors seeking to get a kick start on their college education.   The two local colleges that North allows stu...

Seniors Looking Toward the Future

Sara Chesnut holds up her acceptance letter to Young Harris College. She is excited to attend the same college as her father, sister and many other family alumni.

Leilani Gibbons, Editor- in- Chief

December 20, 2017

As the school year progresses, seniors across the United States are either dreading or longing for their final days of required education, enduring the waiting period before they are sent out of the door into the “real world”. With this season of anticipation comes the looming presence of the ever...

North Forsyth Swim & Dive: Diving in with Ainslee Silverthorne

Ainslee Silverthorne, center, poses with other team members during the 2017-18 Clubapalooza. The photo comes from the team website, linked in the article below.

Noah Smith, Lit Mag Editor

November 2, 2017

The North Forsyth Swim and Dive team is underrated sports teams at the school--and wrongfully so! The team is extremely accomplished, with former students Jack DalMolin holding the record for the Male Open 50 Free with 21.89 seconds and Kelsey Robins holding the record of 25.07 seconds for the Female...

What Will You Be Wearing at Graduation?

Every senior wants to wear as many cords as possible, but they may not be wearing as many as anticipated. How many will you be wearing at graduation? Photo from

Bella Angell, Staff Writer

April 26, 2017

The North Forsyth High School graduation will be noticeably different in 2017. It may not be apparent at first, but the seniors will know something is missing. Certain colors will not be visible outside the graduation gowns; the missing colors will be those of the various service club cords draped aroun...

Two Raiders Headed to the Naval Academy

Bryan Garcia (left) and Shaun Herock (right) will attend the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland next year. These two set another example of hardworking Raiders consistently exceeding expectations.

Holley Murray, Staff Writer

April 19, 2017

The U.S. Naval Academy appointed seniors Bryan Garcia and Shaun Herock Jr. to attend college in Annapolis, Maryland next year and ultimately serve their country as officers in their branch of choice. As students, the two will receive full scholarships and a monthly allotment for other expenses. “I think I can get a tremendous amount of leaders...

Advanced Comp. Classes create “Ava’s Man” projects

Advanced Comp. Classes create

November 17, 2016

The week before Thanksgiving break, Mrs. Gilliom and Mrs. Smith's Advanced Composition classes held a "Southern Artifact Project Day" where they brought in projects, artifacts, and food items related to their novel "Ava's Man."

Senior Student Council: “Make North Great Again”

Left to Right: Secretary Layne Winters, Vice President Bradley Thomas, President Justin Skaggs and Treasurer Rachel Jennings sit for a portrait, excited to meet with Ms. Glenda Santiago for their first congregation as Senior Student Council.

Natalie Wilson, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 5, 2016

  The 2016-2017 school year is picking up pace, and the Senior Student Council has already started convening to discuss what they can do to make it the best year yet. On Wednesday, Sept. 14, seniors Rachel Jennings, Justin Skaggs, Bradley Thomas and Layne Winters met for the first time a...

Seniors Achieve Semifinalist Status

Seniors Brian Grasso and Emma Browning cheerfully smile at the camera with the knowledge of their possibly imminent scholarship opportunity. Browning and Grasso studied for days preparing for the PSAT their junior year, working to achieve high enough scores to be considered for the National Merit Scholarship. “I actually got a higher score my sophomore year,” Emma explains, laughing. “You can do a lot with $2500. To be considered for this scholarship could mean lower college tuition, which would make the preparation worth it.”

Eden Dunford, Poetry Editor

October 31, 2014

Every year, 16,000 students nationwide qualify as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship program. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) gives grants to commendable high school students based on academic accomplishment and other abilities and skills. To become a semifinalist, one...

Senioritis: The Battle Rages On

Lisa Moore working on her UGA application during class.

Andrea Martin, Photography Editor

January 13, 2014

It’s second semester and for the underclassmen that doesn’t mean much, but for North Forsyth’s senior class,  second semester means that the long awaited end of our high school career is oh so close. While the excitement of graduating and moving on to the next chapter of our lives should offer...

Falling From the Heavens

As the members of North's senior class begin to pass the milestone that is the 18th birthday, sky diving has become a common celebratory activity. Tandem Skydiving (Atlanta) is renowned for their quality staff and safety procedures and has been the primary company used by North's newest eighteen year-olds.

Ben Strube, Design/Web Editor

October 8, 2013

2013- 2014 Senior Class Presidential Election

Shane Cross campaigning at lunch.

Andrea Martin, Photography Editor

September 17, 2013

This year’s student government election is beginning to heat up. North Forsyth’s senior class is full of enthusiasm as they watch the 2013 election for senior class president unfold. There are six candidates running for the position of senior class president this year: Hannah Whaley, Shane Cross,...

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